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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. 


Dailyn - Working on STEM


My teammates and I, Dailyn, are starting to create our world using vex parts for our STEM project for our autonomous car. This car would to help other people that are handicapped, hurt, or cannot drive.  We will continue working on this project for the remainder of this school year.

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Lilly - Strong Foundation


I’m Lily and I am in third grade.  I love robotics!  I am working to help with the STEM project.  I am helping with the building of a hospital with Vex and Hexbug parts.  We need this to present in STEM project and I am making sure is strong

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Tournament Teamwork


I took this photograph of our school's elementary VEX IQ team at a competition. The image shows all of the team members working together at the pit to fix up and program their robot. I feel that this photo represents the collaboration and teamwork skills that robotics programs foster.

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Robotics does not only benefit students intellectually, equally important are the relationships that form as a result of collaboration. My photograph of these two teammates highlights the human component of robotics—which is too often overlooked—and reminds us of the friendships that are forged through robotics.

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Photography Challenge Entry - LCD


I chose this photo because the LCD symbolizes one of the greatest qualities of our team: preparedness. Our team was able incorporate the LCD before our first competition, showing more preparation than most of the teams there; likewise, allowing us to win the competition.

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The Most Important Thing


What is the most important aspect of having a robotics program? Is it building the world's best robot, building teamwork skills, learning project management and the Engineering Design Process, or is it about learning how to give back to the community that supports you? At Patriot Robotics, we believe the most important part to take away from robotics is giving back time and effort to other teams in our area as a way give them the same opportunities to succeed as we have. This picture shows our team giving back to one Prince William County Schools Vex Teams, Gainesville Middle...

Sleepy Heads


When it has been a long day and you are tired, you can rely on your team mates to be there for you. This picture captures the bond that forms between team members which allows them to be there and lift each other up during arduous competition. 

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Megan Improving Her Driver Skills


This is Megan's first year being on the RoboRunners Team 1313. This is a picture of Megan improving her driver skills and trying to score four balls in the high goal. I selected this picture because it shows Megan doing her best in driving.

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Our team doesn't stink but our feet sure do!


The shoes in this photograph represent my team taking its first steps towards a successful future. They convey how even the smallest details matter, like taking off your shoes before walking on the practice feild.


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