VRC Promote Award Online Video Challenge
The Promote Award is presented to a VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) or VEX U team that has created and submitted an outstanding promotional video. The goal of this video is to help the team introduce itself in the community, to help recruit new students and mentors, and to gain support for the team. This video may be about the team, the program, the competition, the design and build process, the robot itself, or any theme the team believes can help promote its VEX Robotics program in their community.
|Elementary School||Middle School||High School||College / University||No Grade Level Restrictions|
|VEX Robotics Competition||VEX U|
- 1st: VRC Promote Award, $750 vexrobotics.com gift certificate and automatic team qualification for this season's VEX Robotics World Championship
- 2nd: $500 VEXRobotics.com gift certificate
- 3rd: $250 VEXRobotics.com gift certificate
- Entrant grade range: Middle school, high school, university.
- VEX Robotics Competition team requirement: The team submitting the entry must be registered in the current season's VRC or VEX U program.
- Designs submitted in previous Online Challenges are not eligible for submission this year.
- Only one entry is allowed per team. However, each team in a multi-team school or club program may enter this competition. For example, teams 123A and 123B could each submit a video, but team 123A could not submit two videos.
These are the minimum requirements for this challenge. Failure to fulfill any of these requirements will result in your entry being disqualified from advancing to Finalist.
- Create and post to YouTube, SchoolTube, Youku, or an equivalent platform as an entertaining advertisement or short movie featuring your team and the VRC experience, up to 90 seconds long.
- At the end of the video, there should be a credits section including the name of the entrant, the VIQC team number, and the name of the video. The credits should be no longer than 15 seconds (Total allowed video length is 105 seconds with credits included).
- Youth team members need to create and produce the video. It is acceptable for adults to help with the technical aspects of creating and submitting a video to YouTube, and adults are encouraged to assist in completing any task that would be difficult or inappropriate for youth in this age group.
- Post the video link directly to this online challenge site during the submission process. Links to Google Drive or Dropbox are not permitted and will result in disqualification. Your video must be posted to YouTube, SchoolTube, Youku, or an equivalent platform.
- Please note: you must use music in the public domain, the domain may delete your video.
- Videos submitted in previous Online Challenges are not eligible for submission this year.
The “Judging Information” section below will provide additional guidance on how your project will be evaluated.
READ CAREFULLY: HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO LINK CORRECTLY
- Instructions to add video link to your entry:
- Click the green Enter Challenge button on the right side of the screen.
- Fill out the submission form and type your text in the Full Description box according to the Requirements for this challenge.
- Click Save.
- Click the blue Links/Videos button in the upper right of the screen.
- Type in the URL, Title and Description. Include all required information, or your link may not display correctly.
- Click Add Link.
- Your submission will now show when you click the blue All Entries button to view the challenge entries.
Judges will select ten finalists from the submitted entries and will use community voting results in their choices of finalists. The finalist submissions will then be judged by additional selected professionals who will determine the winners of this Online Challenge.
Evaluation Criteria and Additional Information
This video should promote the team in the community to recruit new students, mentors, and support. This video may be about the team, the program, the competition, the design and build process, the robot itself, or any theme the team can dream up to help promote its VEX Robotics program to their community. Different videos may focus on different aspects of the VRC experience to accomplish this goal.
The judges will evaluate each entry on one or all of the following. Your video may cover more than one of these, but needs to include at least ONE of these aspects:
- This video shows the team process – working and/or having fun together in the lab or at competitions.
- This video shows the impact the team has on their school and/or community, promoting STEM and their team, and the VEX Robotics Competition.
- This video shows how the team uses an engineering approach to build their robots.
- This video celebrates the “competition” part of VRC, focusing on the team’s experience attending tournaments and other VRC events, including the impact that the VRC program has had on the students. This would focus more on how the competition experience benefits the participants rather than on the awards and rankings of the team.
The judges will also evaluate each entry on:
- Good video editing.
- Use of music and sound (all music must be in the public domain).
- Clarity of the message.