Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

Encore Online Challenge: VIQC Middle School VEX World Robotics Championship

The REC Foundation wants to continue celebrating the achievements of the teams that qualified for the 2020 VEX Worlds Fantasy Robotics Tournament. We recognize many students were disappointed the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, KY was cancelled, so we are excited to share an opportunity that may provide an additional pathway to qualify for the 2021 Remote VEX Robotics World Championship. We would love to invite back all the teams that qualified in 2020, but unfortunately that is not possible. Instead, the REC Foundation is selecting 50 VIQC Middle School teams for an opportunity to attend the 2021 VEX Robotics World Championship through the Encore Online Challenge. 

Eligible teams for the Encore Online Challenge must continue working hard this season! Eligible teams need to submit a PDF document with their team information and a (3) three-minute video sharing how they persevered after the 2020 season including their accomplishments this season. Teams should carefully review the eligibility, judging and requirements section below.

Winners for the Encore Online Challenge will be announced by Friday April 23rd.


Encore Online Challenge - 1012W


Here is our submission to the VEX IQ Encore Online Challenge! We spent lots of time on this video and we hope you enjoy!


Speakers: Sean Chan-Sato, Kobe Sam, Lucan Chugani

Editor: Sean Chan-Sato

Videographer: Sean Chan-Sato

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94927D Encore Online Challenge


Students from 94927G, who qualified for World last year, would like another shot this year.

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Team 61002G VIQC Encore Online Challenge


Caleb, Jack, Bentley and Sam, of team 61002G, qualified for Worlds last season, and are hoping to do the same this year. 

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The Cheez-ettes Encore Online Challenge Video



Our team members are Chloe, Annabel(Bella), Grace, and River. Our robot's name is Pepper Jack. We are an all girls team from Roosevelt, Utah, and this is our second year as a team. We love robotics and it has helped us to grow a lot! 

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16688C Encore Challenge Entry



Information Document:


Austin: Majority of the editing and recording and voicing lines

Hao: minor editing and voicing lines

Devin: voicing lines snd minor recording

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87531G Cyber Eagles


Attached is our PDF for our information and also the you tube video link for our entry video. Thank you so much. 

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VeX-Men 76414C


Hi! We are team 76414C VeX-Men. We are a group of 4 8th graders from Caston Jr. High School. On our team is a member of a qualifying team for Worlds last year. Of the 4 of us 3 have been doing Robotics since it started at our school 5 years ago and 1 joined after the first year. We have all been teammates on and off over the years, but decided to all be one team this year since it was our last year of IQ. We hope this video qualifies us for Worlds this year. Its been a rough season for us with our team getting caught up in quaranties 3 times and having to miss 3 competitions because...

28102B Angels in Beta 2.0


28102B Angels in Beta 2.0 

Encore Challenge

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214D (Indiana - HHMS) Encore


214D's encore entry for 2021, excited to get back at the robot fun! We can't wait to hopefully get to worlds.

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85974F Online Challenge


Five of our 7 2020-2021 team members qualified for the 2020 World Championships last year.  This video is our bid to gain entry to the 2021 World Championships.

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Engineering For Kids Australia - 20188M

Engineering For Kids Australia

Introduction of Engineering For Kids Team 20188M from Australia and our accomplishment.

We worked so hard and we love robotics, we deserve to go to the VEX Robotics World Championship 2021.


Thank you

Team 20188M

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Team 11110T Encore Submission


We’re team 11110T from Greenspun Junior High School in Henderson, NV. Members are Andrew G, AJ M, Fiona M, Andrew P,  and Alexandria S. 

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214f- Indiana- HHMS


Team 214F Encore Challenge Entry 2021 

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13952A: Function of Construction Encore Challenge


The members from Function of Construction are excited about having the opportunity to experience everything Worlds has to offer.  This accomplishment was the highlight of a hard fought battle to succeed last year. We have watched our other teams make it to Worlds for two years as bystanders and then finally it was our turn.  Then COVID19 took away our dream of participating in one of the most glorious parts of VEX. Despite having these setbacks, we continued to push forward until we finally made it.  Being given this chance again will...

214A (Indiana) Encore Challenge


Our encore challenge video and pdf. 

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Indiana HHMS 2021 214B


This is our score challenge for 2021

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5 for 5 Encore


3-2-1- VEX! Yes, we have risen above and now we are set for an Encore in 2021!   

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Why Rising Phoenix 11108B Should be Invited to...


Team 11108B earned a spot at Worlds 2020 but due to the pandemic was not able to go. They worked hard not only in robotics but in community service during the pandemic and they should be invited back this year.

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4606M Encore


We are team 4606M, an all-girls middle school VIQC team, and this is our submission for the Encore Online Challenge. We made it to Worlds last year by winning the Innovate Award at State. We hope to return to Worlds this year! Thank you for your consideration.

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Encore Challenge 55821C


Please see the attatched video and pdf file. Thanks for this amazing oppertunity.

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Team 1012C Encore Online Challenge


Yoonie, Siwon, and Ava from team 1012C qualified for Worlds last year and would like to do so again this year.

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409B Encore


Team 409B's submission for the Encore Challenge! Our fingers are crossed!

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Team 11110Z Encore Challenge


Hello, we are team 11110Z. We have all been in robotics for 2 years though 5th and 6th grades. Except for two of our teammates, Evelyn and Payton, they were on a robotics in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. All of us were on the team that qualified for worlds last year. We all work very well together and have fun together. We think that we should go to Worlds because we all qualified for it last year, and we have worked so hard. We hope that you enjoy our Encore Project. 

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55821Z Athenabots Encore Challenge


Hi, we are the Athenabots 55821Z. Our team consists of 5 girls. Four of the five of us have been together for three years and the 5th girl joined last year so we know each other very well and are all good friends. We have fun together and would love to be able to participate in Worlds this year. Our goal is to qualify at our State tournament, but we would still enjoy having another opportunity to qualify. Only one of us has ever been to Worlds and the rest of the team was so excited to go to worlds when Covid hit. To go to Vex IQ Worlds virtually would be the best reward our team...

Corner School


Team 17387B entry 

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Llama Bots Worlds Entry


We are team 98989Z Lama Bots, our team members are Carson Kasper, Ethan Giovanetto and Griffin Hubber. We have been a team for three years now and are every excited to be in robotics again, and hope to see everyone at worlds.

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