Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

Encore Online Challenge: VRC High 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 High School teams for an opportunity to attend the 2021 VEX Robotics World Championship through the Encore Online Challenge. 

Eligible 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.



9210B Encore Challenge

9210B Storm Robotics

Hello, we are 9210 B from Sauk Rapids Minnesota. We are happy to share our team's experiences, hard work, and dedication to Vex robotics with this video. We qualified for the Worlds Championship last year at the Minnesota State Championship. This year we have experienced many challenges through these difficult times, so we have been working harder each practice to still have a successful robotics team. We keep striving every day to promote STEM and build a successful robotics team. We are always building successful students one robot at a...

9257C House Cats Encore Challenge Entry


Hello, we are the 9257C House Cats, from Park Hills, Kentucky. Attached here is our files. Thank you for considering us for the 2020-2021 Encore Challenge!


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VEX VRC Encore Challenge


Robotics Team 99060W from Birmingham, Alabama would like to submit our entry for the VEX VRC Encore Challenge. We would like to be able to attend Worlds this year after an unfortunate and abrupt end to last season.

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Viking Robotics Team 27183R RipBotz Encore...


We are team 27183R RipBotz from Ripley High School in Ripley, West Virginia.  

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1747A - Knights Robotics Encore Online Challenge


Team 1747A (Knights Robotics) Encore Online Challenge Submission

  • Attached pdf of team information and team members from last year and this year
  • Introduction of team members in video
  • Detailed video of process to VEX Worlds last year and improvement this year to make it to the same stage
  • Various highlights in the video from this season's robot, along with last year's memories
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Team 3204A Encore


3204A Encore Challenge

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7110X Encore Challenge


7110X Encore Challenge submission PDF

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Vex Encore Challenge


This is our team's Vex Encore Challenge submission.

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7405M Millburn Mercury Encore Online Challenge


We are HS VRC team #7405M, Millburn Mercury, from Millburn NJ. Last year the our team qualified for the 2020 VEX world championships by winning the excellence award and tournament finalists at the NJ states competition. 

Team 7405M consists of 8 team members from Millburn High School. We are happy to inform you that a total of 5, current (2020-21 season), team members qualified for the VRC 2020 World Championships from three different teams (#7405M, #7405P, #4610H) last year. This year, we have all enjoyed combining our diverse knolwedge and...

2612A Chaos Theory


This is our submission for the encore challenge. We hope you enjoy it!

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Team 8000A


This is the Encore Online Challenge for team 8000A.

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Team 96671X Encore Challenge 2021


Our 2019/2020 VEX Robotics season started great, but didn't quite end the way we'd hoped. This is team 96671X's entry for the Encore Challenge about what we learned from last year, how we persevered this year, and why we're determined to return to the scene better than ever.

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Grant Cox Fanclub ENCORE SONG!

Grant Cox Fanclub 98807A

This season, our robotics club got off to a slow start. Quarantine made it impossible for us to meet in person or get parts from school. Still, we continued meeting, and even recruited two new freshmen members! Recently, we were able to start working on our robot and our team will be competing in tournaments soon. 

Before, when we weren't able to get a kit or parts from school, we were able to spend time on our Promote Award Video (second place winner), and our Encore Video! 

Despite many extenuating circumstances that came up this season, our team would...

5327U: Our Story


Despite having a majority of members who are new to VEX Robotics, 5327U has beaten the odds and found success throughout this season. This is the story of our passion, determination, and love for robotics.

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50252A - Synonyms of Awesome - Encore Challenge...


We are 50252A Synonyms of Awesome from Richmond, VA.  After having a highly successful 2019-2020 season in VIQC, winnning our State Tournament Championship, and ending up 3rd on the Worlds Skills Ranking, we were disappointed to not be able to attend Worlds.  Moving into VRC, we have continued to work hard through this pandemic and be flexible and adapt to all of the changes.  We had a lot to learn and feel we have done a great job in getting "up to speed" in VRC.  We continue to be engaged through participation in in-person, LRT, and...

2616J - The Jersey Devils

2616J The Jersey Devils

We are 2616J, The Jersey Devils, and here is our 2021 Encore Challenge Submission. Enjoy!

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Team 81208X Encore Video Online Challenge


Welcome to team 81208X LeRoi Robotics Encore Video Submission! Team 81208X is comprised of high school students situated in Markham Ontario. The 2020-2021 Vex Change Up season marks their third season. 

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6546B - Encore Online Challenge Submission


This is Team 6546B's submission for the Encore Challenge. Our submission includes a PDF submission and our video

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4478D Encore Challenge


Team 4478D's submission for the Encore Challenge

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Team 1274A VEX Encore Challenge Submission


Hello, we are team 1274A Igneous Robotics from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Our team is made up of four juniors: Leon, Nick, Eric, and Ethan. We're excited to share this video and display our robot this year. Thank you very much for viewing our submission!

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Team 8059Z's Encore Online Challenge Submission


With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting plans for and effectively cancelling the Vex Robotics World Championship, some members from Team 8059A, which qualified to the 2020 VEX Worlds Fantasy Robotics Tournament in the 2019-20 season, were impassioned to uphold our club's culture of excellence going into Vex Change Up, now as members of Team 8059Z in the 2020-21 season.

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Kennedy Gaels 97140A Encore Challenge Entry


We the Kennedy Gaels, Team 97140A, are submitting our video for the VRC Encore Online Challenge! We are the sole team for our high school located in Northern Westchester, New York, and we’re putting the spotlight on our hard work, dedication, and 2020-21 season robot, Kenny.

Our fellow team member, Matthew Achim, also known as 15239A “Roboballer,” qualified for VEX Worlds Fantasy Robotics Tournament 2019-20 and made it to the semi-finals. As a team, we’d love to experience VEX Worlds together to represent our school. 97140A and Kenny: World...




Our team 3389C would like to share our video of how hard we have worked over the past year. We have overcome the challenges of COVID and have been able to build a robot that can compete. 

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44691R Quality Control: Worlds Encore Video


We are team 44691R Quality Conrol! Our Worlds Encore challenge video is attached.

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2496X Encore Video


This is our encore submission for the 2020-2021 season. 

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