Mars Rover Celebration

Due Dates

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Mars Rover Celebration will be a virtual competition.

  1. A physical prototype is not required.
  2. Students may use digital resources to create their entry and presentation for judging.

General Registration

Teachers and Adult Sponsors must complete the Adult Sponsor Registration process in order for the organizers to determine how many projects will be entered into the competition and in what category. The cost per sponsor is $25. Each sponsor may submit no more than six teams.

Adult Sponsor Registration Due Date: March 11, 2022*

*If you are unable to register prior to this due date, please contact us at

Student Team Electronic Project Submission

Once an Adult Sponsor has completed the application process, students may begin to register for the Mars Rover Event. One representative from each team will need to complete the registration process. The Adult Sponsor may assist in the process.*

*If submission via an alternate online resource is needed, please contact us at

Student Team Electronic Project Submission Due Date: April 6, 2022

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on April 23, 2022.

A link to the ceremony will be posted on the Mars Rover website. Participants will be able to view the ceremony beginning April 23, but the link will remain on the site for those who would like to view it after that date.

Any awards garnered through the competition will need to be picked up by the Adult Sponsor from the University of Houston STEM Center located in the Lamar Fleming, room 138.