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VEX Robotics Essay

This challenge is to write a short essay on what exactly VEX Robotics means to you. Tell the judges your own story of your involvement on a competition team, in a classroom, or as a hobbyist working with VEX. Perhaps VEX robotics has made you rethink your career plans, or made you want to study engineering in college, or helped you understand physics better. Maybe you have a friend or family member who learned something valuable from their VEX experience. However VEX robotics has improved your understanding, inspired you to try something you didn't know you could do, or even changed the course of your education - we want to hear about it.



  • $50 VEX Robotics Gift Certificate for top 10 entries



  • A written essay of up to 250 words in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Portable Document Format (pdf).
  • Written by a student currently enrolled in grades 6-12 or a college student of any age up to 22.
  • Only one essay may be submitted per person.
  • More than one person may work on a single essay, but only one set of prizes will be awarded per essay.
  • This is an individual competition, not team or school.
JudgingSubmissions will be linked to from the Online Challenge website and will be scored by the viewing community. Submissions will be judged on a 50-point scale.The winning submissions will be chosen by the staff of Innovation First using the judging criteria. The top ten essays will be recognized online and will receive the prizes listed above.Point Scale
  • 35 Points: Content: Does the essay tell a compelling story and is it clearly focused on the topic?

Deadline Information

Current time:
Fri, Jul 12, 2024 9:09 PM CDT


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