World Drone Cup

About the Competition

World Drone Cup will take place as part of TEKNOFEST, which will be organized at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. World’s fastest drone racers will compete for the championship. 
Bringing together competitors from all around the world, World Drone Cup is acknowledged as having the highest number of participating countries in a drone race. 
The pilots will be competing with the drones they have designed and assembled themselves. Each pilot will compete under the same conditions regardless of age and gender. Four pilots will compete in each race at the same time. The fastest pilot finishing the racing circuit without fouls will rank first.
Eligibility for Participation in the Competition
- Winners and Runners-up in the National Drone Competitions Certified by Respective Federations 

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Explanation History

Q: Will people who are not registered on the accommodation and transportation form in KYK be able to stay with payment?
A: People who are not registered in the form will not be able to stay in KYK even if they pay a fee.

Q: Can we build the mansion with our own means?
A: No, the password is included in the encrypted passwords in the password.

Q: When I apply to the technology competition, do I also apply for the support request, can you give information about the supports?

A: No. Applying to the contest and requesting support in relation to the contest applied for are different things. The support requests of the teams will be received on the page that will be opened during report upload. The support applications will be evaluated by the Advisory and Evaluation Board of the relevant competition and the teams deemed appropriate will be supported. Applying for support does not necessarily mean that support will be received. After the financial support applications, the IBAN NO will be requested from the teams that are eligible for support and the support amount will be deposited into the accounts. It is not possible to provide an equal amount of support to the teams that are entitled to financial support. After evaluating the support amounts and the materials to be purchased, an upper limit will be determined. The amount of financial support to be given will be determined by evaluating the request lists and reports of the teams.

Q: Can you give a general information about the reports?

A: Application principles, technical rules, required documents, financial support and awards to be provided have been announced on the World Drone Cup website.

Q: Can we determine our transportation route ourselves?
A: After the relevant form expires, the contestants will be called and informed about the ticket information and type, transportation will be via the route we have determined.

Q: If we want to come to the contest with our own vehicle, is it possible to provide financial support?
A: Transport support is provided as a ticket only. In addition fuel etc. supports will not be provided.

Q: Do competitors record the DVRs?
A: Yes, all Pilots are required to record their own DVRs and submit the race results to the Judges in case of objection.

Q: What stages do we have to go through as the four?
A: All quartets participating must pass the technical requirement tests before the qualifying round and mark their quartets as valid. No unmarked fours can participate in ranking and qualifying races.

Q: What will the qualifying rounds be like?
A: The number of qualifying rounds will be determined according to the race schedule (in packages per pilot). The maximum number of flights possible.

Q: Can we race again in case of failure during the competition?
A: In the case of fail-safe, no reruns or extra battery / capability slots are provided unless all pilots depicting a general problem are also fail-proof at the same time.


Degree Team Name
1. Drone Yarışçıları Derneği Spor Kulübü
2. techdroneleague
3. Uluslarası Drone Sporları Kulübü


Degree Team Name
1. danefpv 
2. singularity 
3. alex 

The awards to be given in the competition are as follows:



First: 30.000 ₺

Second: 20.000 ₺

Third: 10.000 ₺


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Opportunities for Competitors

    Internship opportunities in Turkey's technology institutions will be provided.
    Turkey under the Technology Team, conducted by the Foundation for the National Team Program Support Technology Teams are provided with incentives through orientation and support programs for international competitions.

    Young students who are trained to develop technology are given the opportunity to explain projects and inspire them.

    Training programs will be organized for the finalist teams with the participation of the executive institution and advisory board members.
    Teams with the participation of the executive and advisory board members Meetings where projects, evaluation criteria and processes can direct questions to the advisory board will be planned.

    In order to support the projects of thousands of young people, a total of over 5 million TL material support is provided to the teams that pass the pre-selection stage.
    Transportation / Accomodation support is provided to the finalist teams for their competitions at TEKNOFEST 2021 Atatürk Airport.
    TEKNOFEST 2021 will be awarded over 5 Million TL awards to the teams that qualified for İstanbul.

    By organizing technical tours, it is provided to on-site inspection of working on leading technological firms of Turkey.
    TEKNOFEST, which hosts hundreds of companies on technical trips, provides the opportunity to get to know experts in every field.
    On technical trips, the opportunity to meet expert engineers about business and professional life is provided.
    On technical trips, people who have worked in technology companies have the opportunity to listen to their experiences and increase motivation.

Competition Documents

Teknofest Technology Contests Application Deadline Has Been Extended Until March 15 Due To High Demand!

TEKNOFEST Technology Contests application deadline has been extended until March 15 due to high demand!


Teknofest 2021 Technology Competitions Applications Have Started!

TEKNOFEST 2021 Technology Competitions in 35 different categories will be held in Istanbul.


Teknofest 2020 Technology For Humanity Project Detail Report Results Have Been Announced!

Technology Competition Project Detail Report Results have been Announced for the Technology For Humanity!


Technology Competition Preliminary Design Report Results Have Been Announced For The Technology For Humanity!

Technology Competition Preliminary Design Report Results have been Announced for the Technology For Humanity!


Teknofest 2020 Competitions Assignment Letter And Advisor Letter Drafts Have Been Published!

The necessary writing samples for TEKNOFEST 2020 competitions have been published.