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The Community Award Online Challenge Sponsored by Google

This year’s Community Award will be presented to VRC or VEX U teams that are helping or supporting their local community throughout the pandemic. How are you connecting, as a team, to make a difference in your community when in-person connections are limited?

Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Team created a public service announcement to encourage social distancing practices using VEX robots
  • Team organized food drives
  • Team organized a robot parade for the neighborhood
  • Team built robots that perform tasks to support COVID-19 efforts
  • Team programmed a robot to lift someone’s spirits… like those in care facilities who must stay indoors and out of contact with other people or for front-line workers

Additionally, the submission will be judged on creativity and quality of the video.

The submission will be a video not to exceed 3 minutes, including credits, that highlights the team’s community-wide contributions. The video will be posted or uploaded to a video streaming service, and a link to the video will be submitted through the REC Foundation Online Challenge website.


6546B - Community Award Online Challenge


This video is about a member of our team mentoring VEX IQ teams in our local community during the pandemic. Avery worked around Singapore Covid-19 restrictions in order to continue the robotics program during this challenging time. As restrictions loosen, we will be able to help our community even further. 

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Team 8059X's Community Award Submission


The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our way of life this year, disrupting our school life and robotics activities that we hold dear. In light of this situation, our club took the opportunity to give back and serve our school community by holding CAD and 3D printing workshops, recreating our school campus in Minecraft, and producing adjustable ear mask hooks for our school staff and local hospitals.

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Giving Back: Pandemic Edition


An inside look into how team 45133B is using their VEX background to give back to their community during this time of change and uncertainty.

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6546A - Community Award Online Challenge


In this video, team 6546A talks about the type of service that we have done over the past year. Though we were severely hindered by COVID, we tried out best and we are proud of the work we have done. 

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COVID-19 Distribution Management App


We are a high school robotics team that likes to be challenged and constantly use our minds to be creative and absorb knowledge. We would like to represent our school Metea Valley High School. Our team decided to create an app that helps hospitals manage distribution of the COVID-19.

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36637A - COVID 19 Robot Fighter


Robots Fight Coronavirus
The video is showing our protected daily life at our robotics club!
1. The robot measures the human’s temperature to allow him to enter.
2. The robotic gate allows you to enter after measuring the temperature if it seems good.
3. AI technology was used to detect wearing masks.
4. The robot sanitizes the place continuously.
5. Automatic hand sanitizer was used to sanitize hands during work.
6. Safety glasses were used at work.
We seek to serve the community by creating an integrated...

7421C Flaming Phoenix Online Challenge Submission

7421C Flaming Phoenix

This is team 7421C's submission for the Community Award Online Challenge. Our product was a PSA geared for kids to understand the importance of wearing masks and social distancing. 

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"Just CAD First" 2420X Community Award


For my Community Award, I am Mactar. The only member of 2420X as of current. 2420X is an Independent team running out of my own house. I made a Community Award for my Tutorial series for Onshape called "Just CAD First."  

The video is technically 3 minutes long as there is a 1-second black screen and it ends at 2:59 as the rest is a still image

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Checkmate and the community


We are 2503V checkmate, young, passionate STEM enthusiasts looking to provide disadvantaged children as well as those without the access to engineering education with the opportunities that we are so lucky to have.

Team Checkmate has launched a set of initiatives to teach people, both young and old about engineering and technology.

We have run coding for kids for two years working with over 130 students, and have recently launched engineering for everyone providing a selection of engineering based resources for anyone to...


2602G: Uniting the Community Through STEM


Amidst the pandemic, our team felt it was imperative to increase STEM outreach now more than ever. We created tournaments, launched a website, and tutored students about STEM. Overall, we strive to expose children to STEM, foster their love for it, and produce a generation who will continue the cycle.

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