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!

We’ll be accepting submissions from November 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024. Finalists will be announced March 1, 2024, and winners will be announced on March 15, 2024!

Register your team and start working on your Online Challenge submissions today. We can’t wait to see what you create!

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

Interested in volunteering as an Online Challenge Judge? It's a short time commitment and can be done from the comfort of your home! Sign up here (must be 18 or older).

Login or Register to start submitting your own projects.

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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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 Robotics Competition Aerial Drone Competition VEX IQ Robotics Competition VEX AI Competition - High School
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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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