Welcome to the Egypt Competitions!

The EGSDC event for the 2022-2023 year is an essay format.

The EGSDC is reserved for participants in Egypt, for any other country please search here.

EGSDC Organisational Committee


Loay Gouda

Loay Gouda is an aerospace engineer at the Technical University of Braunschweig focusing on aerothermodynamics of space launch vehicles and orbital mechanics.

Loay works on many projects to promote space and astronomy in Egypt for the community through volunteering with the Egyptian Society for Astronomy, the Moon Village Association, and SGAC.



Farah Youssef

Farah Youssef is a science high school student in the UAE who has embarked on the ISSDC journey in 2021, as a representative of Egypt. The founder of Astropoint, an organization dedicated to spreading the Astronomical Spirit of Innovation in the passion for allowing youth to appreciate the multidisciplinary aspects of space research through space education. Farah’s advocacy for STEM has also been brought up in her innovations and the exploration of designing solutions to global problems using Space.

Aside from her academic interests, she is an avid sci-fi reader, varsity basketball player and a passionate debater.


Luca Maharaj

"I am Luca, currently a 2nd year Mathematics and Physics student at the University of Surrey with keen interests in quantum mechanics, relativity, game theory and space exploration. I participated in the 2020 and 2021 International Space Design Competitions, winning as a member of Vulture Aviation in 2021. I volunteered as a Technical Assistant in the Galactic Challenge and Global Space Design Challenge and know that the competitions I've competed in and assisted are shaping the future of space design in the best way possible."

Alina Vizireanu

An advocate of exploring the world and beyond. Alina has studied Geospatial Information Systems and Physical Geography to Masters degree.


Event Brochure & Flyer



The official event brochure. This is an informative document describing the competition, the schedule, and all event related information.

For the Arabic version, please click here.



The official event flyer. This is a simple graphic document sharing the key details of the event.

For the Arabic version, please click here.

Rules of Entry

a) All participants must be between the ages of 15 to 18. All team members must be 18 or under for the international finals at NASA.

b) Participants can submit an essay as individuals or as groups, using the Google Form below. You are welcome to participate in multiple competitions.

c) The competition will demand from you skills and knowledge not typically found in school events. Here, judges will give equal value to:

(i)     Scientific accuracy
(ii)    Imagination and creativity
(iii)  Communication and enthusiasm
(iv)   Effectiveness at meeting the Request for Proposal (RFP). Entrants are expected to make reasonable assumptions about aspects not covered by the RFP.

d) All submissions must be no more than 2 sides of A4. A maximum of 2 pages.

Good Luck!

Submission Details

To take part in the EGSDC, please download the RFP (below) and create a 2-page proposal. You should attempt every question in the RFP and then follow the details in the Google Form below to submit your proposal for assessment.


Request for Proposal

This document provides details of each design requirement that your settlement must meet to satisfy the client. Fulfilling each RFP point is your SDC objective; you will be judged on how many RFP points have been addressed and how well each is satisfied in the final presentation.