HPVC: Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

ATTENTION E-FESTERS!  Please read this important announcement about ASME E-Fests® in 2021

We encourage students, competitors, and faculty members to take advantage of the learning experiences provided by both our competitions and other digital offerings throughout the year.  Questions may be directed to efests@asme.org and a digital calendar is posted on https://www.asme.org/conferences-events/events (sort by audience type students/early career engineer) with lots of information.

All ASME conferences, meetings and events scheduled through December 2021 are being planned as virtual only, enabling everyone to enjoy the full benefits of participation via our virtual event solutions with no physical presence required. ASME will not have any physical or in-person events during this time but will continue to deliver the insights and expertise that our community depends upon.  For more information about ASME’s virtual approach to events and meetings, visit https://www.asme.org/anywhere.

What is HPVC, Eligibility, Requirements & 2021 Prizes

ASME's Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) is an engineering design and innovation competition that gives students the opportunity to network and apply engineering principles through the design, fabrication, and racing of human powered vehicles.

The first HPVC competition was in 1983 at the University of California, Davis and was won by California State University, Chico.


Any individual that is currently a full-time student, enrolled for the next upcoming semester/quarter, or has been enrolled for the previous semester/quarter, but graduated no earlier than six months prior to the competition date, is eligible to fully participate in the ASME HPVC competition. Participation is open to eligible students globally.


HPVC 2021 Competition WINNERS

CDR Competition winners list is now available.

Innovation Competitions winners list is now available.