VEX Robotics Competition Team Website Challenge Sponsored by Dell
We are proud to again offer you this website challenge sponsored by Dell. Participants will see some things different this season, especially as it applies to this challenge. One of the most prominent changes you see that first place does not include an invitation to VEX Worlds 2021. But, the great news for that is there are many other challenges that can still get a team to Worlds if they choose to enter many. What you WILL see shortly are additional prizes to this challenge that includes many DELL products. We are finalizing those. The second change is that this challenge is no longer available for VEX IQ Challenge participants. We are offering a few additional challenges for your VEX IQ Challenge students to enter and hopefully as we move to planning next season, we may look into re-adding it.
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
Your program’s website is very important for making a good first impression as it often is the first contact that people have. Therefore, the website affects the overall image and reputation of your program which can lead to increased recognition.
Design – The website should have an appealing, welcoming layout that is easy to read and navigate. Create an impression of excellence that exemplifies the program culture.
Up to Date – Ensure that the site is current and revised regularly.
In this challenge, your team will develop a website that promotes your entire robotics program – VEX Robotics Competition or VEX U 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 programs are.
You are encouraged to promote all the STEM activities in which your robotics program participates (VRC, BEST, Botball, FIRST, TSA, PLTW, SKILLS USA, SKILLS Canada, underwater robotics, workshops, camps, math competitions, bridge building, solar-powered cars, etc.).
Your website should include recognition for sponsors, teachers, and mentors.
Questions to consider before submitting your website:
- How well does the website tell the story of the program?
- Does it provide information for outsiders wanting to learn about your program?
- Is the website attractive and easy to navigate and does it have a unified design?
- Does the website have a clear, easy-to-use layout, good structure, and consistent use of colors, menus, and imagery?
- Does it include outreach activities, who you are, where you are, what you have done, and future plans?