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Need for Speed HYPERSONIC Video Contest
What is hypersonic flight?
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Due February 28th, 2021 - What is hypersonic flight, and why should people be excited about it?
Imagine a day when you could travel from coast to coast in less than an hour!

Such travel could become a reality with hypersonic flight — five times or more faster than the speed of sound. The Need for Speed Hypersonic Video Contest is designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists who can create and sustain hypersonic technologies possible of the future.

The contest has two categories based on age group and academic enrollment. Students at each level are invited to use their creativity and imagination to produce two-minute videos answering one of these questions:
High school students: How do you think hypersonic flight could help humanity in the future?

College undergraduate students: What is one big challenge preventing hypersonic flight from becoming an everyday reality, and how could you envision solving it?

Universities and governmental agencies want to encourage high school and college students to consider exciting careers in hypersonics because a large number of engineers and scientists, with a wide range of expertise, talents and skills, will be needed to develop capabilities of the future, including:

Using hypersonic aircraft in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Using humans as pilots in hypersonic aircraft.
Manned interstellar space missions like travel to Mars and other planets.

A coalition of universities - University of Virginia, University of Tennessee Space Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Florida A&M University, Florida State University, Purdue University and Missouri University of Science & Technology - is working to attract high school and college students to work in fields related to hypersonics so these technologies can become a reality.

On behalf of the coalition, the Need for Speed Hypersonic Video Contest is hosted by the University of Virginia School of Engineering and is supported through funding from the Joint Hypersonics Transition Office within the U.S. Department of Defense.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded in each of the two categories - high school and college - as follows:
First Place:
$1,000

Second Place:
$450

Third Place:
$200

Peoples’ Choice:
$100

Early-bird entry due date: 11:59 p.m. EST on February 14, 2021 - The first 25 early-bird entrants in each category get $5 Amazon gift cards!

Eligibility
The Need for Speed Hypersonic Video Contest's high school category is open to all U.S. high school students, ages 13-19. Students below the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. The Need for Speed Hypersonic Video Contest is open to all U.S. undergraduate students, ages 17-23, enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities.

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