[Skip to Content]

Rules & Regulations 

Eligibility Guidelines

  • The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards are given to recognize new, creative and innovative ways of using unmanned systems to make our world better, safer and more productive. This can include new products, solutions, technology, projects or other advances in unmanned systems technology and applications. These are collectively referred to here as “solutions.” Interested applicants should not be limited by these descriptions, but rather should seek to push the boundaries of the possible.

  • The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards are open to any organization or individual. Eligible organizations include businesses, nonprofits, schools, and government agencies. Being an AUVSI member or AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 exhibitor is not required.

  • All solutions must have been released, launched, implemented, deployed or otherwise put into use on or after May 1, 2020. Beta versions, upgrades or new releases that include significant changes and added features are also welcome.


  • Entry in the competition entitles AUVSI the rights to use company names, any solution descriptions or images for promotional materials created by AUVSI and/or its sponsors with respect given to embargoed content.

  • Entry in the competition indicates an agreement to abide by these AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards 2022 Rules & Regulations.

  • AUVSI and the judges reserve the right to interpret and apply these Rules and Regulations without claim for damage or recourse of any kind. The decisions of AUVSI and the judges are final.

Complete Rules & Regulations


A list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the awards program is available for reference. If your question is not addressed, please contact Rachel Whitmire, the Awards Administrator, at education@auvsi.org and we will respond as soon as possible.