The Final Frontiers will be on hiatus for 2017.
There will be no competitions this year.
We plan to return in 2018.
However, you are encouraged
to continue to hold your classroom competitions.
instructions for prior year activities below.
All participants should periodically
check the website for rule changes and clarifications.
All teachers/sponsors/parents are strongly advised
to allow the students to do their own work both in the planning and
building stages of preparation. However, teachers/sponsors/parents
are urged to help the students in reading the rules to explain details
and in monitoring safety during construction. Hand tools are sufficient
for all events.
Final Frontiers event rules are written in a short
and concise form in order to encourage students of all grade levels and abilities
to get involved. As a result, specificity has had to be sacrificed.
If a word or phrase may be open to interpretation,
students should interpret the word or phrase in its most common interpretation.
Students should construct their devices to meet any interpretation of the
rules by the judges during the competition.
Remember that during the competition the judges
of that event will interpret the rules in order to make the event a fair
and equal competition for the entrants.
If you choose to interpret a word in a specific way that
gives you a great advantage over other competitors your device will be placed
into a special category.