The ROADS on Icy Worlds final submission period is now open. Submission of final challenge materials will be virtual through the submission form below.
Each team must submit three pieces of documentation for their final submission (more information below). You can submit all three at one time using the form below, or you can submit just one or two pieces now and return later to submit the rest.
The submission deadline is Friday, April 15, 2022.
Your submission must include — Challenge components
Each team must submit the following pieces of documentation for their final submission:
- Mission Development Log (MDL)
- Mission video
Your submission should also include — Media release forms
We should also receive media release forms for each student on the team. These forms must be signed by the student’s parent/guardian, not by the team’s Mission Advisor.
If any adults appear in photos or videos included in the team’s submission, we should have a signed media release for them as well.
If you’d like to discuss this request for media release forms, please email us: email@example.com
Download the forms here as PDFs:
Mission Development Log (MDL)
Hopefully you’re already familiar with the Mission Development Log requirement! It’s described in the challenge manual — MO-01, page 22.
For guidance as you prepare the final version of your MDL, our Mission Development Log rubric is available for download:
The mission video requirement takes the place of what would normally be our in-person hub challenge. Please carefully read the following information on how to create your mission video!
What should the video show?
Your video should show your team’s full attempt at the final challenge. That’s it! No checkpoint challenge footage required.
When teams would, in non-pandemic times, gather at their hub for the final challenge event, they would have 12 minutes to complete all of the mission objectives. These MOs are listed in the challenge manual on pages 19–40. Your mission video should show your team attempting all of the mission objectives that are relevant to your team’s division.
IF your team can gather together (safely!!)
One way to prepare your video is to set up your challenge course to approximate, as closely as you can, what the course would look like at a hub event, and then film your team running the challenge from beginning to end in one 12-minute attempt. You can definitely run as many attempts as you want to and then submit the best one! You may also use video editing software to splice together your best attempts at individual components of the challenge — but each mission objective should be shown on video as one single, uninterrupted shot.
But if gathering together isn’t possible
We know, however, that it may be unlikely that teams will be able to gather together. In that case, teams should assign various MOs to individual members — the same way teams worked together, while still socially distancing, for our ROADS Freestyle challenge.
Each mission objective should be shown on video as one single, unedited shot. The MOs should then be edited together to create one video representing the team’s attempt at the final challenge from beginning to end.
Submitting your video
You can either submit a link to your video (Facebook/Instagram video, YouTube video, a Google Drive folder, a Dropbox, &c.) or you can upload a file using the submission form below.
When your team does its final challenge run, you must have your Mission Advisor act as a judge to score your attempt at the challenge. The completed scoresheet must be uploaded as one of your pieces of documentation. The scoresheet will be available as a downloadable Excel file in January 2022.
You will need your team name and team number to make your submission. If you can’t remember your team number, email us and we’ll look it up: firstname.lastname@example.org
The submission form is pretty short — on the first page you will set up your submissions, on the second page you will confirm what you’re submitting, enter your contact info, and submit everything to the server. You WILL get an on-screen confirmation message (it shows up as a green box), so don’t close your browser tab until you see that! You’ll also get a confirmation email from the system, so if you don’t receive that you should email us to double-check: email@example.com