Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

2015 Challenges

VEX Robotics Engineering CAD Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:00 PM CST


Professionals and students both use CAD to design everything from mechanical components to complex systems to competition robots. The VEX design system is designed using CAD, and students design their robots using CAD models of VEX parts.

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REC Foundation STEM Educational Video Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:00 PM CST


Create a video to teach a new team something about the STEM aspects of robotics engineering or construction that you have learned from experience that can help them better prepare for a competition.

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EMC Corporation® Robotics Team/Club Website Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:00 PM CST


This challenge is to develop a website that promotes your entire robotics program – your VEX Robotics Competition, VEX U or VEX IQ Challenge 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.

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FUTURE Foundation Robot Construction Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:00 PM CST


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

Build a mascot for your team out of VEX Robotics components. Your mascot can cheer for your team, dance, shoot (safely!) confetti, wave flags or anything else you can picture your mascot robot doing to support your team.

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VEX® Game Design Animation Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:00 PM CST


Create an animated video that shows and explains a new VEX Robotics Competition game.

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VEX Robotics Photography Challenge

Opens: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:00 PM CST


Through photography, showcase youth using VEX to explore STEM. Compose a photograph that features one or more students working on a robot, testing, planning or celebrating your VEX team’s accomplishments. Use a photograph to show the judges something about your own story of involvement on a competition team, in a classroom or as a hobbyist working with VEX.

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VEX Robotics Competition Promote Award

Opens: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:00 PM CST


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

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Texas Team “What Have You Learned?” Video

Opens: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
Closes: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:00 PM CST


VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) teams in the state of Texas are invited to create and submit an original YouTube video to tell the world what they have learned while participating in the VEX Robotics Competition.

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