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Foldable Flight Paper Airplane Designer Contest 2023

What is this contest?

Viewers often send me paper airplanes they have designed and folded. I'm frequently impressed by those creations and wanted to create an official avenue for submissions as well as a reward for the best designs.

What do you get for winning?

There will be up to 3 Grand Prize winners for this year’s designer contest. Each Grand Prize winner will receive the following: 


The winning submission will be featured in a folding tutorial on the Foldable Flight YouTube channel. 


I’ll give full credit (a shoutout) to the designer of each winning paper airplane within the folding tutorial itself.


I will design a foldable template for each of the grand prize winners' designs. Each winner will receive a printable PDF file for the template created for their plane. Those templates will also be available to my patrons on 

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Rules for Entry:

1. You must be the original designer of any paper airplane you submit. I will weed out any submissions that violate this rule. 

2. An individual may submit no more than three (3) unique paper airplane designs to this contest, so choose wisely! 

3. Individuals under the age of 18 must receive parental consent before entering the contest.

4. Submissions must be made by 8pm EDT August 26th, 2023.  

5. Carefully follow the guidelines below for submitting your designs. I reserve the right to remove any submission from the contest for any reason, including, but not limited to, incomplete information, inappropriate content, etc. 

6. Any contestant who uses the email below for any purpose other than to submit a design for the contest will be disqualified and his or her submissions will be removed from consideration. 

7. I reserve the right to make slight alterations to the winning design to improve its performance before making the final folding tutorial.

Each Grand Prize winner will receive a customized trophy featuring their name and an illustration of their winning design. 

The Submission deadline is August 26


Winners will be announced on September 23 

How will winners be chosen?

How to Submit Your Original Designs:

Submissions should be made by email to and should include all information listed below:

1. Name of Plane


2. Name of Designer (that's you) as you would like for it to appear in the videos.


3. A link to a video tutorial for the plane. The video needs to be viewable on the internet. Please DO NOT send videos for me to download — such submissions will be rejected. 

Three guest judges (Dillon Rubel, Julian Chee, and John Collins — the current and past world record holders for paper airplane distance) will select their favorite paper airplanes to be the Grand Prize winners for this year's contest. To be clear, this isn't a competition defined by a single flight characteristic as in a distance competition or a time aloft competition. If a plane flies really far or for a long period of time, that's great! But we will also consider the plane's appearance, how unique it is, etc. 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Will the video I send you be made public in any way?

A: No. I will be the only person to view videos submitted to the contest, and I will keep them private. I will not share any of your personal information publicly except the provided name for the designer of the plane. 

Q: Is this contest for origami planes only, or can the planes use cutting, gluing, taping, etc.?

A: Nope! You're free to submit designs that incorporate any of these methods or materials, but the main construction material must be paper.

Legal Notice:

By entering this contest, the entrant grants to Foldable Flight the right to create video content depicting the entrant's paper airplane design, its folding sequence, and any other information or content that could be construed to be the intellectual property of the entrant, and to promote this content on the Internet. Foldable Flight agrees that it will not publish the entrant's content on any platform other than YouTube without the express permission of the entrant.

By entering this contest, the entrant grants Foldable Flight the right to mention the provided Name of Designer in any materials related to the contest, including, but not limited to, the contest videos.

No purchase necessary to enter. Purchases do not increase your chance of winning.

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