Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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VEX Robotics Photography Challenge

Showcase youth using VEX to explore STEM. Compose a photograph that features one or more students working on a robot, testing, planning or celebrating your VEX team’s accomplishments. Use photography to tell the judges something about your own story of involvement on a competition team, in a classroom, or as a hobbyist working with VEX.


my robot ike


   This is me friend Madison demonstrating how fun it is to build a VEX IQ robot this robot inpaticularly  that she is building is named  Ike.

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Hiatus Before Autonomous


This photograph is of our team—Navigator Robotics / Team 4442X—at the UH Manoa robotics competition 2015. It was taken just seconds before the match started, and depicts the hiatus in time between when one sets their robot on the field and when the autonomous period begins. The moment is tense and electrified with intensity, each competitor tries to relax, but their clenched fingers betray them; the field is a blank slate upon which their future—or at least their future for the tournament—shall be written, the task sits dauntingly, and in this lacuna the field is...

Where is it?


The moment in a tournament when you need that certain tool to fix your robot but can't seem to fid it so you take everything out and go through piece by piece. Taken at the Southern Iowa VEX Qualifier held in Centerville, IA. 



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Respect the VEX


After struggling at the first competition, we made many improvements to our robot. This photo captured a joyous reaction to a finally successful robot. 

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Head in the Game


Collaborating on the first prototype of the slip gear piston shooter.

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A New Beginning


~Working together to turn an idea into reality~

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VEX After Hours


This is our entry for the photography challenge, use of lighting and creative ideas were used. It depicts a story of our hard work and dedication to working on our robot or whatever your depiction is as well :) 

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Smiling With Banana Man


This photo was taken at the Trinity High School Granite State competition on Halloween. It was shot right before the match started. The image expresses the themes of happiness, friendship, and lightheartedness, showing that even though VEX is competitive, competition can bring people together. 

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Focus. A member from team 569D works on the code and then tests the code on the robot immediately after. He has his work station set up right next to our field and I was able to capture this moment because I am always snapping candids of the club members. Click link to view photo.

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Cornerstone Robotics North Photography Challenge...


Because of the lack of penetration CRN was getting in the younger grades, particularly elementary through 8th grade, Cornerstone Robotics North started using the VEX IQ program during the 2014-2015 season in hopes of attracting younger students to get involved in STEM and competitive robotics. Cornerstone Robotics North IQ is run solely by the members of 323Z Aftershock.

The attached photo is a snapshot of the CRNIQ teams moments away from competing in their 2nd tournament of the year, which they both won, were awared the Excellence Award, and both skills challenges. 

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RoboDragons Testing Precision


Members of 985E RoboDragons conducting test to improve the precision of their launcher. As they change variables in their launcher they then fire 20 balls, mark where each ball lands and then measure the area the balls fall into. If the area is smaller than the control area, they consider it more precise. Once the precision is improed they will move to the field to measure their accuracy

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254C with the Win!

Bryon Tjanaka (please click link to see our image) After very intense matches at the 5th Annual Central Valley Nothing But Net tournament, 254C came out as champions! This picture shows 254C's members holding up their robot and trophy.

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Taking STEM to New Heights


The students of Team 3309B take a visit to the Endeavour.  Empowered with the knowledge that VEX has given them, these students hope to one day reach this level.

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Troubleshooting Parts


    This picture shows two 1437Z members (Kevin Zhang (left), Vincent Finello (right)) hard at work troubleshooting parts for their VEX robot in Patriot Robotic's Robotics Lab.

    Photograph by:  Weston Bell-Geddes

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Urgent Repairs


This picture shows a driver is quickly fixing the robot right before an elimination round match.

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Shooting Data Collection: Spread


In this picture, a team member is taking shooting data on the spread of 25 balls (white tape markers) hand shot from the distance between a starting tile and the goal at a red dot representing the center of the goal. We took this data and graphed it accordingly to show the spread of the balls as they hit the wall in terms of the red dot in the middle—the deviation.

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VEX Robotics Photo. Challenge 1064U


VEX Robotics Photography Challenge Entry By:1064U

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Testing at the tournament


Troubleshooting...the hardest part of robotics.

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Path to Robotics


Noah Morgan, Jaleae Betts, Antonio Christian are potraying a classic day in the classroom, building and driving the VEX robots. Noah Morgan has Arthrogryposis yet excels in the classroom and is one of are best programers. Antonio Christian is one of are master biulders and is shown building a completely origonal robot for are upcoming competition. Jaleae Betts is driving an autobot that she build. The photograph was taken by Alex Burgess.

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Friendship is Magic


This picture symbolizes teamwork, where every team member worked together. The hands holding the robot show that each of us contributed, and that we wouldn't have the robot if not doing so. Instead of using five fingers, we used hands to symbolize that we are one unit with synergy and are not five different units.

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The Robotic Unicorns


For these Robotic Unicorns, teamwork is the key to success with a hint of procrastination, but there's always room for productivity for the winning photo of the VEX Online Challenge. 

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To Be Determined


Robotics entry 2016 for the Robotics Photography Compitition. 

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Work hard, win hard, celebrate harder.


After 9 hours of hard work, the Cyber Falcons 3623A won Programming Skills, Excellence Award, and Tournament Champions at the Bailey's Computer Clubhouse VEX Nothing But Net Competition in Falls Church, Virginia. This shows that with hard work and determination, anything can be accomplished.

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Team 2345a Epic Picture


Waiting for the scores to be announced.

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Together in victory and in the beating


After a long work full of fights and problems for two days in the CIRA (International Congress on Robotics and Automation, for ITS acronym in Spanish), a deserved victory was obtained, the Design Award, Which succeeded in Eliminating bitterness and join a single institution in a joy for the victory.

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Busy at Work


This picture is of the Viking Colt Robotics Club busy at work testing the robots on the field, and working on the robots off of the field. On the field is teams 8931A, 8931C, and 7784K. This picture was taken on January 12th, 2016. (Photo Credit: Skyler B. from team 8931A)

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Peers, Friends and Alliances


Team 6916C and Team 6916D prepairing for the finals match at Quinsigamon Community College. Our two teams worked together to design 2 catapults to compliment each other as alliances. Our hard work payed off as we were awarded tourniment champions.

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Tournament at The Haverfoord School 

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In this photograph you will see team members effectively collabortating on their robot. 

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Get Your Head In The Game!


Our sixth grade team has been working very hard in preparation for our upcoming Vex IQ competitions. Ashton, one of our main drivers, really got his "head in the game" when he had repair the robot. prior to driving. 

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Last Minute Tweaks


Sometimes repairs or adjustments need to be made AT competition. You never know what is going to happen so you have to be prepared for anything! That's the excitement of a robotics competition!

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Our Team Sixtus


Our Team won the Team Challenge at the New Zealand's National's.

We worked together over the year developing our Robot Sixtus,our communication and our game plan.

It paid off in the end and we have celebrated with Sixtus and have been come good friends.


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The Next Generation of The Belton Cyber Pirates!


Students showing younger kids how to run and operate our community game, Hungy Hungy Robots. We use the game to get our name out to the public and let all ages of people play it!

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Iteration Happens Photo


Here's a photo where we were having a great time building our new robot, listening to Start Wars after also eating delicious cup cakes! Great time was had by all during the 4 hour build session.

The second image is from an earlier session where we were designing and prototyping ideas.

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