FAQs

Some of the most common questions posed to the Lake Victoria Challenge

I am interested in covering the Lake Victoria Challenge in the media. How can I engage?

For media inquiries please contact us directly. General media assets, including media releases, images and videos will also be made available on the Lake Victoria Website in the near future.

Will the event be televised?

Yes, the event will be televised and both national and international media will cover the event.

Can my company participate in the expo but not the challenge?

Yes, companies may participate by providing demos and materials during the expo. Please contact us directly with details of you proposed exposition object.  

What is the prize for each competition category?

The prizes are 100,000 USD in cash for the winner of each competition category (subject to change).

How many teams will be admitted to the final competition?

A maximum of ten teams will be admitted for each competition category.

 

What is the registration process for the competition?

The registration process will open in August 2018 and companies will be vetted through this process. Competitors are required to submit documentation on their aircrafts and pilots to demonstrate that all requirements can be met. Furthermore, teams must submit a satisfactory SORA (Specific Operations Risk Assessment). Teams will be admitted to the competition based on the documentation they submit.

Can my team sign up for multiple competition categories?

Yes, teams may register for one, two or all three competition categories as long as all requirements are met.

How can I signal my company’s interest to participate in the challenge?

Potential competitors can pre-register by submitting an expression of interest. The expression of interest is non-binding and lets us know that you are interested. Full registration opens in August 2018.

What are the requirements to participate in the competition?

The aim of the competition is to showcase and test mature e-VTOL UAV technologies that have high potential of near-term adoption for routine use in the Lake Victoria Region. For detailed requirements to participate read the Common Requirements and Performance Capabilities.

How can I stay up-to-date with the Victoria Challenge?

The Lake Victoria Challenge Mailing List is the main channel through which important updates will be distributed. Please subscribe.