The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation’s mission is to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, affordable, and sustainable robotics engineering programs. We see a future where all students design and innovate as part of a team, experience failure, persevere, and embrace STEM. These lifelong learners emerge confident in their ability to make the world a better place.
VRC Middle School - Promote Online Challenge Sponsored by VEX Robotics
VEX Robotics envisions a world where every student has the opportunity to be inspired by the excitement of hands-on, minds-on STEM learning and the feeling of creating something with technology. VEX IQ, VRC, and VEX U teams give students opportunities to question, tinker, experiment, and play while building valuable skills like communication, collaboration, and time management. Entries for this challenge will give viewers a glimpse behind the scenes of a competitive robotics team.
Show us who you are, who you aspire to be, and what makes your team special and successful. Your video should promote your experience with VEX Robotics, and can focus on your team, your program, the competition, your design and build process, your robots, or anything else you can dream of that promotes the fun and excitement of being part of a VEX Robotics competition team.
|Elementary School||Middle School||High School||College / University||No Grade Level Restrictions|
|VEX Robotics Competition|
1st: $500 VEX Robotics gift certificate and automatic team qualification for this season's VEX Robotics World Championship
4 Finalists: $100 VEX Robotics gift certificate
Finalists and winners will be selected at each of the following programs and grade ranges, for a total of five (5) prize packages:
VEX IQ Elementary School
VEX IQ Middle School
VRC Middle School
VRC High School
Teams must be part of a registered VIQC, VRC, or VEX U team for the current season.
This page is for VRC Middle School enteries only - if you are any other program or grade level, please refer to the Online Challenge Page to find the correct page for your program and grade level.
Only one entry per team is permitted. However, each team in a multi-team school or club program may submit one entry. For example, teams 123A and 123B could each submit an entry, but team 123A could not submit two entries. Entries must vary in content and presentation to be considered separate entries.
Entries submitted in previous years’ Online Challenges are not eligible for submission this year.
Rules of the Challenge
Promote yourself, and VEX Robotics. Your video should highlight your team in order to recruit new students, mentors, and support for VEX Robotics programs. The video may be about your team, your program, the competition, your design and build process, your robots, or anything that promotes the fun and excitement of being part of a VEX Robotics team. Different videos will focus on different aspects of the VEX Robotics experience to accomplish this goal.
A submission must meet these minimum requirements in order to be judged.
Up to 15 points for a message that inspires students, mentors, and/or supporters to get involved with VEX Robotics
Up to 15 points for good video editing, including the structure and presentation of all material
Up to 15 points for music and/or sound that is clear, appropriate, and well-balanced
Up to 15 points for the clarity of the video’s message
Up to 15 points for the creativity of the video and its theme
Up to 15 points for a video that is memorable and enjoyable to watch