2021 Event Cancelled

We regret to inform all students and schools that we will not be holding any Paper Plane Challenge event this year – due to COVID restrictions and associated difficulties!


Last year, we received well over 300 entries from 76 schools around Australia and one international school from Iran in our online 2020 STANSW YOUNG SCIENTIST PAPER PLANE CHALLENGE. Leaderboards show the final results and Gold, silver and bronze medals were sent to the top three distance throws and airtime throws in each of age categories. 

“Congratulations to all students who competed  in the World’s Biggest Paper Plane Competition for schools”


Click on the image to see the distance throw from Mowood Poursafar from Aerospace Explorers Academy, Iran.


“The 2020 STANSW Young Scientist Paper Plane Challenge had winners from Iran, Queensland, Victoria, ACT, WA and NSW.
Over 25% of all entered schools were regional and 40% were public schools


Click on the image to see one of Durga Sapkota’s massive airtime throws in the Year 12 Airtime Event. Durga is from James Fallon High School, Albury, NSW.
If Social Distancing Restrictions are eased for 2022, we will once again be running a 2022 Paper Plane State Championships at a location to be advised in the week following National Science Week.


In 2022, we will be holding an expanded and restructured online Paper Plane Challenge for students around the world. It will be held around National Paper Plane Day which is in May. Any school student will be able to enter this online event by recording and uploading their airtime or distance throw.

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