Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

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Robotics Team Website Challenge Sponsored by Dell

The Robotics Team Website Challenge sponsored by Dell is a challenge asking you to develop a website that promotes your entire robotics program. This may include:

  • Your VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, or VEX U team(s),
  • Other robotics programs in which you participate,
  • Outreach/mentoring activities,
  • Your Past/Present/Future (what you have done, who you are, where you are, and what you plan to do in the future),
  • And how to join.

In short, build a website that tells the world how great is youth robotics and how special is your program. You are encouraged to promote all the STEM activities in which your robotics program participates (VRC, BEST, Botball, FIRST, TSA, PLTW, SKILLS USA, SKILLS Canada, underwater robotics, workshops, camps, math competitions, bridge building, solar-powered cars, etc.)

Bonus points provided for website that provides recognition for sponsors, teachers, mentors, and schools.

 

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Challenge VEX Robotics Competition VEX U

Prizes

  • 1st: $750 VEXrobotics.com gift certificate and automatic team qualification for this season's VEX World Championship
  • 2nd: $500 VEXrobotics.com gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 VEXrobotics.com gift certificate

Eligibility

  • Entrant grade range: Middle school, high school, college/university.
  • VEX Robotics Competition team requirement: The school or other organization submitting the website must have at least one team entered in the current season's VIQC (middle school only), VRC, or VEX U Competition.
  • There may only be one website entry per school/organization/club. A website for a single team from a multi-team program will not meet the requirements of this challenge; it must be a website that includes all the teams from the school or club. Only one team will submit the final entry from a multi-team program.

Requirements

Requirements for this challenge:

  • The website must be visible to the general public via a URL. Failure to fulfill will result in DQ.
  • Websites must work on Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers. Failure to fulfill will result in DQ.
  • Do not infringe copyrights. Failure to fulfill will result in DQ.
  • The website must be suitable for all ages and may not promote violence or law breaking. Failure to fulfill will result in DQ.
  • Website URL must be posted directly to this Online Challenge site during the submission process. Failure to fulfill will result in DQ.
  • The website must have been designed and programmed by students currently in your VIQC, VRC, or VEX U program.
  • There may only be one website entry per school/organization/club. A website for a single team from a multi-team program will not meet the requirements of this challenge; it must be a website that includes all the teams from the school or club. Only one team will submit the final entry from a multi-team program. If a multi-team program wins the top prize, it is up to that school/organization/club to decide which ONE team wins the qualification spot to VEX Worlds, as only one qualifying spot is available for this challenge.
  • Bonus points provided for a website that provides recognition for sponsors, teachers, mentors, and schools.

The “Judging Information” section below will provide additional guidance on how your project will be evaluated.

READ CAREFULLY: HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR URL CORRECTLY

  • Instructions to add website URL to your entry:
    • Click the green Enter Challenge button on the right side of the screen.
    • Fill out the submission form and type your text in the Full Description box according to the Requirements for this challenge.
    • Click Save.
    • Click the blue Links/Videos button in the upper right of the screen.
    • Type in the Link URL, Title and Description. Include all required information, or your link may not display correctly.
    • Click Add Link.
    • Your submission is now listed when you click the blue All Entries button to view the challenge entries.

Judging Information

Judges will select ten finalists from the submitted entries. In case of a tie, additional entries could be included as finalists. Community voting results will be taken in to account. The finalist submissions will then be judged by additional selected professionals whose scores will be combined with the preliminary-round judges’ scores to determine the winners of this Online Challenge.

Judges evaluate websites with these questions in mind:

  • How well does the website tell the story of the program?
  • Does it provide information for outsiders wanting to learn about your program?
  • Is the website attractive and easy to navigate and does it have a unified design?
  • Does the website have a clear, easy-to-use layout, good structure, and consistent use of colors, menus, and imagery?
  • Does it include outreach activities, who you are, where you are, what you have done, and your plans?

Deadline Information

Current time:
Fri, Nov 22, 2019 6:23 AM CST

Opens:

Mon, Sep 9, 2019 9:00 AM CDT

Closes:

Sun, Jan 12, 2020 12:00 PM CST

Voting Ends:

Sun, Jan 19, 2020 12:00 PM CST