Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Encore Online Challenge: VRC 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 VRC 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.




The Cheez-ettes


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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A Team With a Dream


Thank you to VEX for the opportunity to express ourselves and our school.

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Encore challenge 1012K/10012K


This is our encore challenge pdf and video.

We qualified last year for worlds in a VIQC team, 1012K

This year, we are a VRC team, 10012K


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8108D encore challenge


Here is the PDF and Video link for 8108D Meowing Platipy

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Team 75161Z - Tiger Nation


Thank you for providing us the opportunity to compete as team 75161Z in the Encore Online Challenge. We have been working very hard this season to continue last year's successes. We really hope you enjoy our video.

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6096A RoboRays 1 - Encore Online Challenge...


This is Team 6096A, Team RoboRays 1, from StoneHill Middle School, VIDEO submission for the VEX Encore Online Challenge.

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Chemistry: Recipe for Team Success


We believe that there are five ingredients needed in a recipe for team success: 1) diversity; 2) perseverance; 3) consistency; 4) growth mindset and 5) resilience. We hope that you enjoy our Encore Challenge Video - "Chemistry: Recipe for Team Success!"

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9393B Encore MS Challenge


Team 93939B

Rockway Middle School

Miami FL


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Team 3204C Encore Entry


This is our team's entry to the VRC Encore Challenge. We are a team of enthusiastic robotics students from St Peters College in Pamerston North, New Zealand. In the past year we  have compteted in both Vex IQ and VRC.

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9393A Encore VRC Middle School



Rockway Middle School

Miami FL USA


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VEX Encore: 6199E's Road To Redemption


Vex Encore Submission for 6199E


1. Names of students, team number(s), program(s) (VIQC or VRC) and grade level(s) of students that qualified to the 2020 VEX Worlds Fantasy Robotics Tournament in the 2019-20 season. Listing first names only for students is acceptable.


Names of Students and grades from 2019-2020 season

Gideon Zemedhun - grade 8

Tejas Kadadi - grade 7 

Rohit Ramineni - grade 8

Augie Bunting - grade...

Team 603B VEX Encore Challenge


Hi, my name is Odin and I am in 8th grade. I qualified for Worlds last year in 7th grade. Due to the pandemic, our small school size, and our schools being remote and hybrid, no other middle school students wanted to do VRC this year. I am a solo team. Thank you for considering my video and submission!

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Team38Z Encore Video


Team 38Z Bobby Wasabi Encore Challenge

Team Members

- Aarav

- Dev

- Shriram

- Kaavin

- Krish

This is our encore challenge video. All of our team member qualified for worlds last year, and we hope to do so again this year with this video.

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Team 3389F Encore Challenge Submission


Team 3389F entry for the middle school Encore Challenge

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95070C Encore Challenge


Enjoy our encore challenge submission!

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Encore VEX Override 20785C


This is our 2020-2021 VEX Robotics Competition Encore Entry. 

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