Welcome to the 4th Annual Helicopter 2050 Challenge!

The contest has closed.

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Share your vision or design for the helicopter of 2050. What will it do? What will it look like? How will it be powered?
Click here for some brainstorming ideas!

Judging Criteria:

We will judge your entry or entries based on:

  • Uniqueness of concept (50%)
  • Description of invention/idea (25%)
  • Creativity (25%)


This challenge is open to kids 9–16. Only individual entries will be accepted. Read the official rules here.


You can enter your ideas any time between June 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014.


Right here—Check back Summer 2015!


It's fun—and you could win GREAT prizes. The entrant with the top idea will be awarded

  • the "2014 Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award"
  • a $1,000 scholarship
  • a trip to Sikorsky headquarters in Stratford, CT to attend the award presentation and tour the facility!

Four finalists will receive a Sikorsky prize pack. Learn more.

What's Next?

Sign up to receive information about the winners when they are announced, and for details about next year's competition.

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