Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

VEX IQ Challenge Promote Award

The Promote Award offers a big chance to showcase your VEX IQ Challenge team! The most important thing is to get people excited about what you do! Have fun promoting your team.s VEX IQ Challenge experience!

 

Prizes

  • 1st: VEX IQ Challenge Promote Award, $750 vexrobotics.com gift certificate and automatic team qualification for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship
  • 2nd: $500 vexrobotics.com gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 vexrobotics.com gift certificate

Requirements

Overview

The Promote Award offers a big chance to showcase your VEX IQ Challenge team! Show your creativity and have fun making a video that includes one or more of the following elements:

  • Your team working and having fun together in your team meetings or at events
  • The impact your team has on your school and/or community, promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the VEX IQ Challenge
  • How you design and build your robot
  • Celebrating your team.s learning experiences during the season and/or at events. Your video should focus on how the program benefits the participants, rather than just celebrating the awards and rankings of your team.
Eligibility
  • Submissions to this contest are limited to members of a VEX IQ Challenge team, school or club registered for the 2014-2015 season.
  • No team may submit more than one entry, but each team in a multi-team school or club program may submit an entry for this online challenge. For example, teams 123A and 123B could each submit a video, but team 123A could not submit two videos.
  • Entries submitted in previous Online Challenges are not eligible for submission this year.
Requirements

These are the minimum requirements for this challenge. The "Evaluation Criteria" below will provide additional guidance on how your project will be judged. Failure to fulfill any of these requirements may result in your entry being disqualified from advancing to Finalist or Winner status.

  • Create and post to YouTube an entertaining advertisement or short movie highlighting your team.s participation in the VEX IQ Challenge.
  • This video will be up to 90 seconds long, plus up to 15 additional seconds for credits.
  • The credits section of your video should come at the end and include the name of the entrant(s), your VEX IQ Challenge team number, and the name of the video.
  • No team may submit more than one entry.
  • While the student team members must make the decisions and do the work to create and complete this video, some adult assistance may be required to ensure that the production quality is suitable for sharing in an online format.
Judging

Judges will select at least ten finalists from the submitted entries and will use community voting results in their choice of finalists. The finalist submissions will then be judged by additional selected professionals, who will determine the winners of the VEX IQ Challenge Promote Award.

Evaluation Criteria and Additional Information

Different videos may focus on different aspects of the VEX IQ Challenge experience. The judges will evaluate each entry on one or more of the elements listed here:

  • Your team working and having fun together in your team meetings or at events
  • The impact your team has on your school and/or community, promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the VEX IQ Challenge
  • How you design and build your robot
  • Celebrating your team.s learning experiences during the season and/or at events. Your video should focus on how the program benefits the participants, rather than just celebrating the awards and rankings of your team.

The judges will also evaluate each entry on:

  • Quality of video editing
  • Quality of music and sound
  • Clarity of the message
  • Creativity
  • How well it promotes your team and/or the VEX IQ Challenge

Deadline Information

Current time:
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 12:23 PM CDT

Opens:

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM CDT

Closes:

Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:00 PM CST

Voting Ends:

Sun, Feb 15, 2015 4:00 PM CST