Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Poster Design Challenge - High School

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 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 inspire students, mentors, and supporters to get involved with the VEX Robotics competitions.

Show us what makes you love VEX Robotics competitions, and what might make someone else try them out. Your poster should use a combination of words and images to show the fun and possibilities involved in robotics education and competition. Remember what inspired you to join, or imagine what could inspire a friend or neighbor to join you on a team or as a mentor or supporter.

Be creative and have fun with it!

Visit this link for a printable summary of this challenge.


Grade Level Requirements
Elementary School Middle School High School College / University No Grade Level Restrictions
Program Requirements
VEX V5 Robotics Competition VEX AI Competition - High School


After the initial phase of judging has taken place, five (5) finalists will be selected. Community voting will then open up to help select the final winner from those finalists.

One (1) Winner: $200 VEX Robotics gift certificate

Four (4) Finalists: $100 VEX Robotics gift certificate

Finalists and winners will be selected at each of the following grade levels, for a total of four (4) prize packages:

  • Elementary School

  • Middle School

  • High School

  • University


Teams must be part of a registered VEX Robotics team for the current season.

  • This page is for High School entries only - if you are any other program or grade level, please refer to the Online Challenge listings 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.

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.


Challenge Details

Think of this as a recruitment poster. Your submission should inspire students, mentors, and supporters to get involved in robotics education and competition through the VEX Robotics programs, and should be created using a combination of words and imagery (photography, drawings, screen captures, etc.). All artwork must either be original or free to use, and include no watermarks. Different posters will focus on different aspects of the VEX Robotics experience to accomplish this goal.

Things to keep in mind for a successful submission:

  • Your poster can be created digitally, or created on paper and scanned or photographed

  • Any images used in your poster must be original artwork, in the public domain, or free to use

  • VEX and REC Foundation logos are available in online brand guides if you wish to include them

  • Online layout tools like Canva provide standard-size file templates and free-to-use clipart

  • If you don’t have a digital drawing program, free online options include Inkscape, Krita, Gimp, and Vectr

  • If you want to submit a photo of a non-digital poster, it's best to hang it on a wall in a well-lit room; place the camera at the same height as the poster, hold it very steady, and make sure you're not casting any shadows

  • Feel free to draw, paint, use collage, vector art, pixel art, or paper-craft; all techniques and styles are welcome!

  • Finally, and just as important as the rest: Tell us about your poster and how you created it!

Minimum Requirements

A submission must meet these minimum requirements in order to be judged.

  1. Poster and descriptive text are created and produced solely by student team members.

  2. Format: 

    • One PDF, JPG, or PNG image file (up to 20MB) with a minimum resolution of 300dpi and a printed size of 18”x24”.

    • One PDF file that includes a brief description of the poster and how the students created it, along with the title page described below.

  3. Title Page:  Each entry must include a title page that includes:

    • Title of submission

    • Names of students who participated (using first names only is acceptable)

    • Team number 

    • Location of team

  4. Content must be appropriate for all ages.

Upload Instructions

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.

  1. Click the green Submit an Entry button on the right side of the screen.

  2. Fill out the submission form and add an optional description of the entry to the Short Description field.

  3. Ensure you are entering the correct team number and letter, with no spaces.

  4. Click Save.

  5. Click the blue Files /Images button in the upper right of the screen.

  6. Drag/drop your PDF files into the Upload a File box, then refresh if needed to view file details below the Upload a File box.

  7. Edit the Display Name and file information to include your entry title and your team number; for example, "Poster Challenge image, team 007x" and “Poster Challenge text, team 007x.”

  8. Click on Save to record your edits.

Judging Information

  • Up to 5 points for a poster that visually represents one or more facets of involvement in VEX Robotics and encourages students, mentors, and/or supporters to get involved.

  • Up to 5 points for high-quality art and good layout. 

  • Up to 5 points for readable, well-written text that adds to the message of the artwork.

  • Up to 5 points for the clarity of the poster’s message in the artwork and accompanying text.

  • Up to 5 points for the creativity of the poster and its theme.


Deadline Information

Current time:
Fri, Jul 12, 2024 11:34 PM CDT


Wed, Nov 1, 2023 12:00 AM CDT


Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM CST

Voting Ends:

Mon, Mar 11, 2024 2:00 PM CDT