Updated: Nov 27, 2020 @ 10:54 am

We appreciate your patience as we move to reschedule the Northeast Competition once public health restrictions are lifted.

Click to learn more about the Team Drone Challenge

This competition has 2 divisions:  

      • Middle/High School 
      • College/Adult 
  • Team coaches can pre-register with no obligation by filling out the registration form below.
    • For Pre-Registration: choose a form of payment (required) AND simply indicate in the comment section that you are only pre-registering.
      • Qualified pre-registered team coaches will receive Part I of the FARM-i-GEDDON Manual
      • Manual Part I includes drone specifications for this season’s competition
      • Please note that pre-registration does not reserve a space in the competition
  • We accept immediate registrations via PayPal.
  • PO’s from schools are accepted using our form & instructions
  • Registration is $100 (a non-refundable donation)
  • Registration is not complete until fee or PO is received 
  • Registered Team Coaches receive access to Team Resources Files (Google Drive Folder) including Parts I & II of the Manual, Scoring Sheet & Element Build Guide
  • Late Registration –  TBA

2021 Consent & Release Form   Our Consent & Release form needs to be filled out ONCE per calendar year by all CNY Drones program participants – and then applies to all events for that year.  No team member or coach will be allowed to participate without a completed form.

Academy of Model Aeronautics Membership – required for ALL “PILOTS” (up to 2 per team)!

  • No pending AMA applicants will be accepted as pilots on the day of the competition.  
  • Membership is FREE for middle & high school age team members (18 & under)
  • Register your pilots at least 2 months in advance of the competition to insure AMA ID card is received.  


Check out our FAQ page!  Then, Feel free to direct your questions to our Q&A page.  Posts are fielded daily by local drone enthusiasts/volunteers. For a more extensive conversation, email us at: CNYDrones@gmail.com and we can arrange a phone call at your convenience.   We make every effort to respond to questions and registrations within 48 hours via email and/or phone.


Day/Date:  TBA

Location:  SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wildcat Field House, Utica, NY

Events @ SUNY Poly Map

Further details will be provided the month prior to our event via a Competition Day Guide.  If your team is traveling, seeking local lodging suggestions, or is planning farther in advance, please contact us & we’ll be happy to assist!


Team Registration – Google Form

PayPal Team Fee/Donation Form:

Team/School/Organization Name:


Please mail school PO to:

  • CNY Drones
  • Lisa Payne, Administrator 
  • 5 Forest Road
  • Utica NY 13501-6621

Questions?  Contact us any time at: CNYDrones@gmail.com


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