Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Inspiring students, one robot at a time.

Compete beyond the competition field with the REC Foundation Online Challenges.

REC Foundation Online Challenges are a great way for students to stay engaged with their teams and expand their knowledge of STEM, and they offer great opportunities to build their resumes. Plus, prizes for winning entries range from $100 VEX gift certificates to a spot at the World Championships!

Finalists were announced at 2pm on March 1, 2024, and winners will be announced at 2pm on March 15, 2024! Public voting for the winners of the Poster Design Challenges and Photography Challenges is open until 2pm US Central time zone on March 11th. To vote, navigate to the entry and click on the thumbs-up icon.

Good luck to all teams, and if you have any questions reach out to us [email protected].

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Career Readiness Challenge - Elementary School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
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Career Readiness Challenge - Middle School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition VEX Robotics Competition
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Career Readiness Challenge - High School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition VEX AI Competition - High School
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Drone Career Readiness Challenge - Middle School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
Aerial Drone Competition
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Drone Career Readiness Challenge - High School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
Aerial Drone Competition
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Community Award Sponsored by Google

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition VEX U
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Girl Powered Challenge Sponsored by Google - Elementary School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
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Girl Powered Challenge Sponsored by Google - Middle School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition VEX Robotics Competition
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Girl Powered Challenge Sponsored by Google - High School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition VEX AI Competition - High School
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Girl Powered Challenge Sponsored by Google - College / University

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX U VEX AI Competition - University
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International Robotics Honor Society Service Award

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition Aerial Drone Competition
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MathWorks FollowThePath Challenge

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition VEX Robotics Competition Aerial Drone Competition VEX AI Competition - High School
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Photography Challenge - Elementary School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Learn more...

Photography Challenge - Middle School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition VEX Robotics Competition
Learn more...

Photography Challenge - High School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition VEX AI Competition - High School
Learn more...

Photography Challenge - College/University

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX U VEX AI Competition - University
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Poster Design Challenge - Elementary School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Learn more...

Poster Design Challenge - Middle School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition VEX Robotics Competition
Learn more...

Poster Design Challenge - High School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition VEX AI Competition - High School
Learn more...

Poster Design Challenge - College / University

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX U VEX AI Competition - University
Learn more...

Reverse Engineering Challenge - Middle School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition VEX Robotics Competition
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Reverse Engineering Challenge - High School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition VEX AI Competition - High School
Learn more...

STEM Research Challenge - Elementary School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Learn more...

STEM Research Challenge - Middle School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition VEX Robotics Competition
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Student Advocacy Award

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition Aerial Drone Competition
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VEXcode VR Skills Challenge - Elementary School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Learn more...

VEXcode VR Skills Challenge - Middle School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition VEX Robotics Competition
Learn more...

VEXcode VR Skills Challenge - High School

Opens: Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX Robotics Competition VEX AI Competition - High School
Learn more...

Asian Cultural Exchange (Asia Pacific Region teams only)

Opens: Sun, Oct 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
Closes: Sat, Jan 13, 2024 1:00 AM CST

Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX IQ Robotics Competition VEX Robotics Competition
Learn more...