Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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RECF Team Educational Video

This challenge offers robotics competition teams the opportunity to help other schools and clubs learn from their experience. In this challenge, schools, clubs, and teams will produce a video and a companion document on a specific subject area that new teams will learn from. We expect that you will have your own idea, but possible areas for the video include understanding how to analyze a game, how to build a specific mechanism such as a drive train, lifting arm, actuator, winch, etc., or how to best work as a team at a tournament. Use your imagination - the only restriction is that it has to contain something useful for a new team to know about competition robotics.



  • 1st: 2011 RECF Team Educational Video Award, $750 gift certificate, automatic team qualification for the 2011 VRC World Championship (if part of a registered VRC team)
  • 2nd: $500 gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 gift certificate



  • This contest is open to students anywhere in the world currently participating on an official VEX Robotics Competition team and registered in an education institution at the middle school, high school or college/university level.
  • No team may submit more than one entry. Each team in a multi-team school or club program may enter this competition. Entries may represent a single team or multiple teams from the same school or club.
  • This entry should include a written description (up to 500 words) in PDF format. This can include supporting drawings, diagrams or photographs.
  • Video up to two minutes long, submitted to YouTube.
Judging Entries will be scored by the viewing community in addition to a selected group of professional judges chosen by the RECF. Submissions will be judged using the Evaluation section below.The community voting will determine seven of the ten finalists with three additional submissions chosen by the RECF. The finalist submissions will then be scored with a weighted system including the community voting scores and scores given by selected professionals. This combined score will determine the RECF Educational Video Award winners. Evaluation
  • 30 Points: The video is thoroughly achieves its informational goals, and is enjoyable to watch
  • 30 Points: The documentation complements the video and contributes to learning
  • 20 Points: Video provides real solutions to problems facing new programs
  • 10 Points: Video is of high production quality, with good video, editing and sound
  • 10 Points: Written documentation is clear and easy to follow, with a message that is easily understood

Deadline Information

Current time:
Fri, May 17, 2024 11:22 PM CDT


Mon, Nov 1, 2010 12:01 AM CDT


Sun, Feb 13, 2011 11:59 PM CST

Voting Ends:

Tue, Mar 1, 2011 12:00 AM CST