Bayer’s Alka-Rocket Challenge
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Alka-Rocket Challenge, where college students will show off their chemistry, physics, and engineering skills in a competition to design and launch an Alka-Rocket for a chance to be the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ holder for the Highest launch of an Alka-Rocket.* This year, the challenge is open to teams of students that are attending a four year accredited university in the U.S.
An internationally recognized panel of judges will once again review the submissions and choose four finalists based on the design, execution and creativity of each rocket.
On November 18, the five finalists will be announced and will travel to the Kennedy Space Center on December 12 to compete for $30,000 and a chance to hold the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title.
Teams have until November 1 to submit their proposal on this site. Competition guidelines/rules and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are also available on the site.
*The official title recognized and recorded by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS is Highest launch of an effervescent tablet.