Community Award Sponsored by Google
Google.org uses its resources to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges, combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. Entries for this online challenge will highlight ways VEX Robotics teams use their resources and expertise to help or support their local communities.
Show us the ways your team makes meaningful impacts on problems or needs in your community. Your video should promote the ways your team uses its robotics skills and resources to make significant contributions to your school, town, or other community. The work described in your video can span multiple seasons, and is not limited to REC Foundation or VEX Robotics programs.
|Elementary School||Middle School||High School||College / University||No Grade Level Restrictions|
|VEX Robotics Competition||VEX U|
Five (5) Winners: Each winning team will receive an invitation and paid registration to the 2024 VEX World Championships.
Teams must be part of a registered VEX Robotics team for the current season.
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.
By uploading a submission to an REC Foundation Online Challenge, you agree to follow the Submission Guidelines and certify that you understand the Intellectual Property Rights held by you and the REC Foundation regarding your submission. Please review the Submission Guidelines and Intellectual Property Rights information at this link before uploading your submission.
Show us how you’re helping your community. Your video should highlight the ways your team uses its knowledge and resources to make a meaningful and positive impact on your community. We want to see how you use the skills you’ve gained in VEX Robotics competitions to solve problems or fill needs in the world around you.
Things to keep in mind for a successful submission:
A submission must meet these minimum requirements in order to be judged.
Note: Beginning with the 2023-24 season, challenge entries must be uploaded by the primary contact for a registered team. This individual should ensure that the submission meets all requirements and criteria before uploading.
Up to 5 points for a video that clearly describes the skills, knowledge, and resources the team shares with their community, particularly skills gained from participation in robotics, and how they’ve applied them to solve a problem
Up to 5 points for a video that clearly describes who the team’s actions support, why the team chose to support them, and how the team has positively impacted them
Up to 5 points for good video editing, including the structure and presentation of all material
Up to 5 points for music and/or sound that is clear, appropriate, and well-balanced
Up to 5 points for a video that is easy to understand, clearly presented, creative, and enjoyable to watch
- Up to 5 points for the scope and impact of the project featured in the video