Mooncamp challenge
Airbus and Autodesk logo      ESA logo
FAQ’s – Moon Camp Challenge
For a better experience please change your browser to CHROME, FIREFOX, OPERA or Internet Explorer.
  • What is the Moon Camp Challenge?

    The Moon Camp Challenge is an educational and inspirational programme that uses innovative learning technologies to challenge students to design their own Moon settlement with a 3D modelling tool (Tinkercad or Fusion 360).

  • What are the different entry levels?

    The Moon Camp Challenge is divided in three separate categories featuring different levels of complexity: Moon Camp Discovery (beginners), Moon Camp Explorers (intermediate) and Moon Camp Pioneers (advanced).

  • What are the opening and closing dates of the Moon Camp?

    Participate in Moon Camp Discovery, Explorers and Pioneers from 15 September 2021 to 21 April 2022.

  • How do I enter the Moon Camp Challenge?

    Moon Camp Discovery is open to individuals or teams, and you can be supported by a teacher, educator or parent. To join the Moon Camp Explorers or Pioneers you must be part of a team of 2 to 6 students. For Moon Camp Explorers and Pioneers you have to be supported by a teacher/educator that has to create an account and submit your design and report using the online submission platform.

  • How many designs can I submit?

    There is no limit to the number of projects being submitted for Moon Camp Discovery. Teams are allowed to submit their project(s) to both Moon Camp Discovery and Moon Camp Explorers or Pioneers. Each participant can only be part of one team and can only submit one project to Moon Camp Explorers or Pioneers.

  • I am a teacher / educator, can I have multiple teams?

    Yes. The teacher/educator can have multiple teams.

  • Who can participate?

    Participation is open worldwide to teams of students aged up to 19 years old. Moon Camp Discovery is open to individuals or teams. For Moon Camp Explorers and Pioneers teams must be comprised of a minimum of 2 up to a maximum of 6 students. The projects must be submitted by a teacher/educator. Students attending a postsecondary/tertiary institution are not eligible to apply.

  • I do not live in Europe, can I still enter?

    Yes. The Moon Camp Challenge is a worldwide competition.

  • Does my entry need to be in English?

    Yes. Your report must be completed in English. Primary communication about the challenge will also be in English.

  • Can I use any 3D design modelling tool?

    No. The projects must be created using Tinkercad for the Moon Camp Discovery and Moon Camp Explorers, or Fusion 360 for Moon Camp Pioneers.

  • How can I get access to the 3D design modelling tools?

    Tinkercad and Fusion 360 are free to use for educational purposes, for more information follow the links on the main menu.

  • How do I create an account in Tinkercad?

    Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use web-based app for 3D design. Find out more information here:

  • How do I create an account in Fusion 360?

    Fusion 360 is a free 3D design software for students, educators, and academic institutions. Find out more information here:

  • How do I share a public link with Tinkercad?

    To submit your Moon Camp Discovery and Explorers projects, you need to share a public link with Tinkercad. Find out more here:

  • Will I get an email acknowledgement that my entry has been received?

    Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirming that your entry has been received.

  • Where can I find more information about the Moon?

    General information about the Moon can be found in the Resources section of this webpage, including animations, infographics, tutorials, webinars and classroom resources.

  • How will the winners be chosen?

    Moon Camp Discovery is a non-competitive mission. All individuals/teams that submit an entry that complies with the guidelines will be granted a participation certificate. For the Moon Camp Explorers and Moon Camp Pioneers a jury composed of ESA, Airbus Foundation and Autodesk experts will select the finalist teams and winners based on the criteria defined in the guidelines.

  • Where will my design be displayed?

    All the designs will be displayed on the Moon Camp online platform.

  • What are the Moon Camp prizes?

    All teams will receive a participation certificate. The winning teams of the Moon Camp Explorers and Moon Camp Pioneers will receive a 3D printer, goodies and the opportunity to participate in a live webinar with an ESA's astronaut.

  • When will the winners be announced?

    The winners of the Moon Camp Explorers and Moon Camp Pioneers will be announced in June 2022.

  • Will the winners be announced on ESA and Airbus Foundation channels?

    The winning teams will be announced on the ESA and Airbus Foundation media channels. They will also be contacted directly using the email address provided at submission.

  • If I have a problem with my entry, or a question about the competition, whom should I contact?

    Please use the Moon Camp email:

  • Can I withdraw my submission?

    Your Moon Camp Discovery projects can not be withdrawn after submission. Your Moon Camp Explorers or Moon Camp Pioneers project can be edited or deleted up to the deadline. After the deadline, the project can not be withdrawn.