Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

2020 Challenges

Community Award Online Challenge Sponsored by Google

Opens: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 12:00 PM CST

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
Entries: 4

The Community Award Online Challenge Sponsored by Google is presented to either VRC and/or VEX U teams that make a positive impact on STEM education opportunities in their community through leadership, outreach, mentorship, and support. The winning teams made many contributions outside their own school or organization that helps students, teams, coaches or mentors. Contributions may span multiple seasons. Contributions are not limited to REC Foundation or VEX Robotics programs; they may include any robotics or STEM education program.

The submission will show the...

Robotics Team Website Challenge Sponsored by Dell

Opens: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 12:00 PM CST

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
Entries: 6

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...


VEX Photography Online Challenge Sponsored by VEX Robotics

Opens: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 12:00 PM CST

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
Entries: 6

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.

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VEX IQ Promote Award Online Challenge Sponsored by VEX Robotics

Opens: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 12:00 PM CST

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
Entries: 0

The Promote Award is presented to a VEX IQ Challenge team that created and submitted an outstanding VIQC promotional video. This video promotes the team in the community to recruit new students, mentors, and support. 

This is your big chance to tell us how great is your team! Be creative and have fun making a video which shows one or more of these parts of building VEX IQ Challenge robots:

  • Why other youth would love building robots and should start a team or join your team.
  • What your team does.
  • How you design and build your...
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VRC Promote Award Online Challenge Sponsored by VEX Robotics

Opens: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 12:00 PM CST

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
Entries: 5

The Promote Award is presented to a VEX Robotics Competition team that created and submitted an outstanding VRC promotional video. This video promotes the team in the community to recruit new students, mentors, and support. 

This is your big chance to tell us how great is your team! Be creative and have fun making a video which shows one or more of these parts of building VRC robots:

  • Why other youth would love building robots and should start a team or join your team.
  • What your team does.
  • How you design and...
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VRC Girl Powered Online Challenge Sponsored by Google

Opens: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 12:00 PM CST

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
Entries: 2

Girl Powered is an initiative to redefine the face of STEM by creating a more inclusive environment for all students within the robotics community. Together, with the support of the entire community, we strive to encourage equal participation of young women and men in competitive robotics. We want to use this challenge to show the robotics community at large just what it means to be a Girl Powered VRC Challenge team!

Things to keep in mind for a successful submission:

  • When you hear the phrase, Girl Powered, what comes to mind? How is it reflected in your...
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VEX IQ Girl Powered Online Challenge Sponsored by Google

Opens: Mon, Sep 9, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
Closes: Sun, Jan 12, 2020 12:00 PM CST

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
Entries: 1

Girl Powered is an initiative to redefine the face of STEM by creating a more inclusive environment for all students within the robotics community. Together, with the support of the entire community, we strive to encourage equal participation of young women and men in competitive robotics. We want to use this challenge to show the robotics community at large just what it means to be a Girl Powered VEX IQ Challenge team!

Things to keep in mind for a successful submission:

  • When you hear the phrase, Girl Powered, what comes to mind? How is it reflected in your...
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