Just got an update from SpaceX a couple days ago that there are 318 contestants. I am a little surprised and expected the number to be higher. Nevertheless, 318 is plenty of contestants and excited to see designs from some of the world-class teams.
One interesting note on the email is there are some middle school contestants. I am curious to know about their design and certainly give them extra points if I am the judge just for trying.
As part of the Vandia community initiative, I enlisted Jason our junior graphic designer to help out with illustrations. Jason is in 5th grade and some of the graphics you see on the websites were based on his design and color themes.
I will keep everyone posted when I have new updates about the competition.