Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

2013 Challenges

VRC Promote Award

Opens: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 2:00 PM CST

The Promote Award is presented to a VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) team that has created and submitted an outstanding team and/or VRC promotional video.
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VRC Game Design Animation Challenge

Opens: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 2:00 PM CST

Create an animated video that shows and explains a new VEX Robotics Competition game.
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EMC Robotics Team/Club Website Challenge

Opens: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 2:00 PM CST

This challenge is to develop a Website that promotes your entire robotics program - your VRC team(s) and any other robotics programs you participate in, your outreach activities, how to join, what you have done, who you are, where you are, and what you plan to do in the future. In short, build a Website that tells the world how great youth robotics is and how special your program is.
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RECF Team Educational Video

Opens: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 2:00 PM CST

This challenge offers robotics competition teams the opportunity to help other schools and clubs learn from their experience. Use your imagination - the only restriction is that it has to contain something useful for a new team to know about competition robotics.
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VEX Robotics Essay Challenge

Opens: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 2:00 PM CST

This challenge is to write a short essay on what exactly VEX Robotics means to you. Tell the judges your own story of your involvement on a competition team, in a classroom, or as a hobbyist working with VEX. Perhaps VEX robotics has made you rethink your career plans, or made you want to study engineering in college, or helped you understand physics better. Maybe you have a friend or family member who learned something valuable from their VEX experience. However VEX Robotics has improved your understanding, inspired you to try something you didn't know you could do, or even changed the...
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FUTURE Foundation Sustainable Design Robot Construction Challenge

Opens: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 2:00 PM CST

The FUTURE Foundation exists to advance robotics and technology through education.

With the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop as inspiration, build a VEX robot or robotically-controlled machine that achieves one or more sustainability goals. You may construct either a full-size VEX robot or a VEX model of a larger machine.

Sustainability is about using engineering and science to reduce human environmental impact. This can mean producing renewable energy, using less energy, replacing high-environmental-impact materials with low-impact alternatives, recycling, reusing, and...


Autodesk Sustainable Design Challenge

Opens: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 2:00 PM CST

The Autodesk Sustainable Design Challenge is an online, skill-based challenge being run by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (RECF).

Sustainability is about using engineering and science to reduce human environmental impact. This can mean producing renewable energy, using less energy, replacing high-environmental-impact materials with low-impact alternatives, recycling, reusing, and designing upgradeable products that can meet future needs without having to be replaced.

Learn more about sustainability, and specifically sustainable design, at the Autodesk...