Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Design a Game Animation

Any individual students, student groups or Official VEX Robotics Competition teams can submit an animated video that shows and explains their own design for a VEX Robotics Competition game.



  • 1st: 2010 VEX Robotics Animation Award, One VEX Robotics Classroom Lab Kit, Autodesk 3D Studio Max Software, Automatic Team Qualification for the 2010 VRC World Championship
  • 2nd: One VEX Dual Control Starter Bundle, Autodesk 3D Studio Max Software
  • 3rd: VEX Protobot Robot Kit, Autodesk 3D Studio Max Software



  • YouTube video (1:30-3:00 long)
  • This contest is open to students anywhere in the world currently registered in an education institution at the middle school, high school or college/university level.
  • Please indicate what software was used to create your animation when submitting your entry.
  • Games designed for and animation videos submitted for previous VEX Online Challenges are not eligible for submission this year.
JudgingThe game animation consists of two parts – creating an interesting game and then creating a high-quality animation of that game.Submitted animations will be showcased on the Online Challenge website and will be scored by the viewing community. The videos will then be scored with a weighted system including the community voting scores, scores given by the VEX Robotics Advisory Councils and scores given by representatives from the presenting sponsors of the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship. The combined scores of the judging panel will determine the 2010 Design a Game Animation winners.Point Scale
  • 25 Points: Exhibit good editing, animation techniques, and use of music and narration
  • 10 Points: Demonstrate the game being played, explaining and/or demonstrating important game dynamics, rules and penalties
  • 10 Points: Visually show how a demo match would be scored and who would win
  • 5 Points: Start with an title screen and introduction that states the name of the game Show and explain the scoring objects in the game Show and explain any field objects (goals, ramps, barriers, obstacles, etc.) Show credits at the end of those involved in creating the game and animation (credits should be no more than 10 seconds)

Deadline Information

Current time:
Mon, Mar 4, 2024 11:58 AM CST


Mon, Jan 25, 2010 12:01 AM CST


Sat, Mar 6, 2010 2:00 AM CST

Voting Ends:

Fri, Mar 19, 2010 9:00 PM CDT