Science Centre Singapore and its group of attractions will remain closed until further notice.

Drone Odyssey Challenge 2019 is now over!

Congratulations to all our winners!

The list of winners can be found here - DOC winners list.

Do keep a lookout for our 2020 competition.

About Drone Odyssey Challenge

Drone Odyssey Challenge is an exciting game-based competition that promises plenty of fun while inculcating technical skillsets, critical thinking and an appreciation of new and disruptive technologies relevant to the modern world. Open to students from the Primary and Secondary levels, this competition will see participants working together in teams to code their programmable drones so as to transform them into Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) capable of performing tasks under given scenarios. A series of workshops and live demonstrations have been specially developed for both students and mentors to complement their learning journeys leading up to the competition proper. Drone Odyssey Challenge is organized by Science Centre Singapore with support from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and various partners.


There are a total of three main categories for 2019:

Category A – Primary Schools: Coding with Drones

Code a programmable drone and turn it into an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can navigate itself through a course.
Each team should consist of 2–3  members.

Category B – Secondary Schools: Coding with Drones

Code a programmable drone and turn it into an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can navigate itself through a course.
Each team should consist of 2–3  members.

Open Category - Secondary Schools: Drone Swarming

Choreograph a drone performance and code programmable drones that autonomously synchronize with the music of your choice.

Each team should consist of 2–3  members.

Format Of Competition

All participating teams will perform navigational tasks using their drones during the preliminary rounds. The top 10 performing teams of each sub-category will be invited back for the finals.



12 Apr 19

Registration Opens


22 Apr 19

Competition Announcement

Science Centre Singapore

31 May 19

Registration Closes


9 - 11 Jul 19

Cat A Preliminary Rounds

Cat B Preliminary Rounds

Open Category

Science Centre Singapore

12 Jul 19

Cat A Finals

Cat B Finals

Awards Presentation Ceremony

Science Centre Singapore

General Rules

  • Register online at the following URL: Registration fees apply.
  • The deadline for registration with the Science Centre Singapore is 31 May 19.
  • The Drone Odyssey Challenge 2019 Competition Manual which details the competition rules, format and gameplay can be downloaded here.
  • International teams have to register separately. Details in the challenge booklet.

Competition Announcement

Interested participants and mentors are invited for the formal announcement of the competition to be held at Science Centre Singapore on 22 April 2019 at 2:30 pm. Participants and mentors will be briefed on the rules and regulations as well as the mission tasks for the three competition main categories. They are also welcomed to clarify any queries they may have about the competition during the Questions & Answers session.

Slides for the challenge announcement can be found here.

Learning Journey

The following dates are available for learning journeys. Please refer to challenge booklet for more details.

28 May 20192.30 pm - 4.30 pm
24 June 20192.30 pm - 4.30 pm
25 June 20192.30 pm - 4.30 pm
26 June 20192.30 pm - 4.30 pm
2 July 20192.30 pm - 4.30 pm
3 July 20192.30 pm - 4.30 pm


Attractive cash prizes, trophies and medals will be awarded to the best performing teams from each category. Please refer to the Challenge Booklet_Drone Odyssey V3.0 for more details.

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