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VEX Photography Online Challenge Sponsored by VEX Robotics

The VEX Photography Online Challenge was introduced in 2015 and received 196 submissions. Since then, this challenge continues to receive the most Online Challenge submissions every season. In this challenge, students submit a photo that best represents what they love about being involved in robotics. The challenge is to upload just one photograph that tells a complete story, focusing on a favorite aspect of VEX IQ Challenge, VRC or VEX U. The chosen photo should convey an emotion, specifically the feeling you experience when you are doing what you love most.



Girl Powered Edition

This picture represents what it is like to be a Girl Powered team in a class full of boys, as well as a school that looks down on the robotics class as "nerds".

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Our first VEX competition

This picture shows how exciting and invigorating a first competition can be for any team.

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Systematic diagnostics


There are times when it is necessary to breakdown your robot into its subsystems to be able to inspect and fix individual aspects of each system instead of trying to do it as a whole.

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Making New Friends


I joined robotics because I was lonely and wanted new friends. Now, I have made many friends.I joined robotics because I was lonely and wanted new friends. Now, I have made many friends. (Submitted by Alex)

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Life Skills


I learned important life skills, like teamwork and problem solving, that will help me in the future. (Submitted by Landon)

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Power in Numbers

Robotics is all about bonding with your team.

Competing and working together makes us gleam.


Building is always important.

We want to win a new adornment.


Even though there may be arguments at times,

we’re still each other’s partners in crimes.


Through our constant toil we made it to...

How Can We Use Problem Solving in Vex?

I have done Vex for quite some time and when I first started out, it took me a while to realize a simple fact. To be successful in Vex, you need to problem solve! You won't achieve any goals in Vex if you're not willing to solve problems. Sometimes, all you need to do is step back and take a breather before looking at your project again. It can open a world of possibilities that can allow you to see what you're doing wrong and how you can fix that. My photo shows that sometimes in Vex, things don't always go away and that's okay; the main thing is that you try to do...

The Creativity Project


I love getting to create something physical with my teammates that I can be proud of. (Submitted by Addison)

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