2021 National Finals Photo Contest Award Winners

Updated with the winners: June 28, 2021

Since the American Rocketry Challenge Team could not be at all 10 launch sites, we asked National Finalists for help in capturing the most inspiring moments from the 2021 National Finals. We invited students from National Finalist teams to participate in the first-ever National Finals photo contest to show off the finalists’ experience at the Final Fly-off. Participating teams earned a chance to be featured on our @RocketContest social media platforms and win $2,000 in prizes.

The best photo in each of the following four categories wins $500:

Most Inspiring Group Photo Winner: John Champe High School

For the photo that best captures the team experience at the National Finals.  

Most Imaginative Team Costume
: The Lawrenceville School – Lawrenceville, NJ

Our annual National Finals costume contest returns! 


Most Creative Photo with Launch Site Flag
: STARBASE Los Alamitos – Los Alamitos, CA

Capture a fun, creative picture with the launch site flag. 


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Most Dynamic Rocket Photo
: Vector Space – Lynchburg, VA

For the photo that best incorporates the team’s rocket! 


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