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What is Red Bull Paper Wings?
The world's largest paper plane championship, and a celebration for students across the globe, is back. The idea is simple and ingenious: participants must make a plain sheet of paper fly as far, as long or as artistically through the air as possible. All national winners of the three categories – Distance, Airtime and Aerobatics – will be invited to the Red Bull Paper Wings World Final in Austria at the iconic Hangar-7, where the champions will be crowned.
How can I participate?
You can participate by signing up for physical qualiflyer near you or by uploading a creative aerobatics performance on TikTok using #redbullpaperwings, #USA, #contest and tagging @redbull.
Who is eligible to participate?
If you are 18 years of age or older, you can participate.
Where and when will the World Final take place?
The Red Bull Paper Wings World Final will take place in Salzburg, Austria, on May 13 and 14, 2022.
What are the winning prizes?
National winners will advance to compete for top honours in the World Final at Salzburg's iconic Hangar-7. There, the champions crowned in each category will win a flight experience with the renowned Flying Bulls.
How can I participate in the Aerobatics category?
You don't need to show up at an event to qualify for this one. Get creative with your paper planes at home and upload your mastery to TikTok. Don't forget to use the hashtag #redbullpaperwings, #USA, #contest and tag @redbull. To find a matching song, check out "Sounds of Red Bull" songs in the TikTok app or the selection available at Red Bull Sound Supply to use cleared music.
How are the winners of the Aerobatics category selected?
All Aerobatics submissions will be directly evaluated by judges based on three criteria: Construction (technical) of the paper plane; creativity of the performance and the video (art, design) and flight performance.
Is there a Qualiflyer in my country?
Yes! The USA will be hosting Qualiflyers. Check out the Qualiflyer Event page for more information.
Can I use any kind of paper?
Paper planes must be constructed out of one piece of paper only: standard A4 format, not more than 100 grams. The sheet must be modified by folding only! No ripping, gluing, cutting, stapling or ballasting is allowed.