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VEX Robotics Competition Promote Award

The Promote Award is presented to a VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) or VEX U team that has created and submitted an outstanding promotional video. The goal of this video is to help the team introduce itself to the community, to help recruit new members and mentors, and gain support for the team. This video may be about the team, the program, the competition, the design and build process, or any theme the team believes can help promote its VEX Robotics program in their school or community.



  • 1st: VEX Robotics Competition Promote Award, $750 gift certificate and automatic team qualification for the 2014 VRC World Championship if the entrant is part of a registered VRC or VEX U team
  • 2nd: $500 gift certificate
  • 3rd: $250 gift certificate



Submissions to this contest are limited to members of a VRC or VEX U team, school, or club registered for the 2013-2014 season.


These are the minimum requirements for this challenge. The “Evaluation” section below will provide additional guidance on how your project will be judged. Failure to fulfill any of these requirements may result in your entry being disqualified from advancing to Finalist or Winner status.

  • Submitted by VRC or VRCC team registered for the 2013-2014 season.
  • A YouTube video up to 90 seconds long, plus another 15 seconds for credits.
  • At the end of the video, there must be a credits section up to 15 seconds long which includes the name of the entrant or entrants, the VRC or VRCC team number of the team, and the name of the video, plus any other information the creators want to include (software used, recognition of sponsors, etc.)
  • No team may submit more than one entry, but each team in a multi-team school or club program may enter this competition.
  • Videos submitted in previous Online Challenges are not eligible for submission this year.

Judges will select ten finalists from the submitted entries, and will take community voting results into account in making their choices. The finalist submissions will then be judged by additional selected professionals whose scores will be combined with the preliminary-round judges’ scores to determine the winner of the VRC Promote Award.

  • Your video should focus one or more of the aspects of the VRC experience. The judges will expect each entry to cover at least one of these:
    • This video shows the team experience – working and having fun together in the lab or at competitions.
    • This video shows the impact the team has on their school and/or community, promoting STEM, their team, and the VEX Robotics Competitions.
    • This video shows how the team uses an engineering approach to build their robots.
    • The video celebrates the “competition” part of VRC, focusing on the team’s experience attending tournaments and other VRC events. This would focus more on how the competition benefits the participants rather than on the awards and rankings of the team.
  • The judges will also evaluate each entry on:
    • Good video editing
    • Effective use of music and sound
    • Clarity of the message
    • Creativity

Deadline Information

Current time:
Sat, Jun 15, 2024 2:06 AM CDT


Tue, Sep 17, 2013 7:00 PM CDT


Tue, Jan 14, 2014 12:00 PM CST

Voting Ends:

Fri, Jan 31, 2014 6:00 AM CST