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VEX Photography Online Challenge

Last season marked the tenth anniversary of the VEX Robotics World Championship, and after so many years of experience, we would love to see exactly what it is that you truly love about the program. Submit a photo that best represents what you love about being involved in robotics. Use photography to tell a complete story with one photograph, focusing on your favorite aspect of VIQC, VRC or VEX U. Compose a photo that conveys an emotion, specifically the feeling you experience when you are doing what you love most.


Hands Involved


I like this photo because everyone has their hands on it working on the H-drive for our competition robot.  Everyone brings their ideas to the table.  Our combined ideas makes for one fantastic robot.  The smiles on their faces shows the excitement for our first competition.  GO TEAM!!

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Think, Do, Test


The design process in action: Think, Do, Test. 

It's all in the engineering notebook.

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This is a photo of us wearing our competition uniform which includes a wombat hat.  We always have heaps of fun and love talking to everyone at scrimmages and tournaments.

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In the pits


This is a picture of the close quaters you have in the pits.  It is a great way to meet people and work on your robot.  Make sure you are friendly because everyone needs a poweer point.

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The worlds is amazing


Sometimes people just don't understand how big and amazing the worlds are.  They are big and amazing!!

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VEX at Goulburn 2017


This was our schools first tournament and we all think that it was great.  People travelled from Sydney (over 200kms) and a team even travelled up from Wodonga (over 400km).  Hopefully it gets bigger and better next year.

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Setting up is easier with many


At scrimmages and tournaments we love it when everyone gets in and help to set up the field after a match.

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My school makes sure that see help other schools or robot groups and this photo is of some of the High School students with some of the teams that we mentor.  This photo was taken at the end of our National Championships in Australia.

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No Borders


These Middle Eastern VEX participants built a robot that handed out balls to other competitors.  In a time when the world seems to be up against each other, I found the atmosphere of VEX Worlds to be a unifying force of competition, ingenuity and most importantly, kindness.

Photograph: Weston Bell-Geddes

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Sparky Steel


Sparky Steel is a photo of my teammate cuting off part of a axle that went too far out.When we watched him cut it we wore Safety Glasses.I choose this photo because it highlights what I like about VEX Teamwork and fun things you have to work for.Also It is a beautiful photo to me because I like the sparks flying against the metal.

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Little things make big things happen


When someone asks you to remove a screw it is usually easy; but what happens when you need to remove a motor’s screw during a National Competition, being nervous and excited at the same time and knowing that the small details can make the difference? The things can get a little bit more complex.

It is the feeling of making everything perfect but at the same time, you know that nothing is perfect but you did your biggest effort and that is what really matters. Our goal is not only to win a competition or a trophey, because we are...




This is to get ino the world challenge

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VEX Eaglettes in Action!


This picture captures a moment of success for our all female team, and the overwhelming positivity and spirit we share when we compete together, with teamwork!

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VEX Photography Online Challenge


We work together, build together, think together, solve together. We are a team working for the better.

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What I like best about robotics is having fun with my friends. We can be SERIOUS when we need to be, but we also know how to have fun and be GOOFY! This picture was taken last February at the State Championship of Michigan at the end of the competition. We didn't win, but we still had fun. We didn't know it yet, but we ended up qualifying for Worlds on our skills score. This picture shows how much fun we have together and how much we enjoy doing robotics.

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Girl Power!


This photo depics North Point High School's all-girls VEX team. This was a snapshot of our joy and ecstatic faces, right after our first competition. We were so excited because we worked well together, which allowed for us to compete efficiently; and we ranked well in the process. The outcome of the scores didn't matter to us, we only focused on making a name for ourselves, and proving to others that all-girls teams could compete just as well as any other team there. 

Go Eaglettes!


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I like the atmosphere in the classroom. I like how everyone is working together, and we are all enjoying the time here. Everyone is nice and we are able to get the job done.

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robotics for all


the feeling of our photo represents the euphoria for robotics in all stages of life.

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Girls in the Zone!


This picture displays the hard work and dedication we have to VEX, and to each other. We work together like two gears on our robot. Sometimes, when things get a little bumpy, we need to remind ourselves that we are doing our best, and that we are all putting 110% effort into the challenge. We are girls, and we are in this to win it. We are in the zone, and nothing can stop us now!

Go Eaglettes!

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Girls Have Each Others' Backs


Our girls support each other, and the other teams from our school. It's important to try your best and work hard during matches at these competitions, but it is equally important to show good sportsmanship. We support our fellow classmates and alliance members from other schools, but we also commend other teams for their efforts. VEX is not just a club, but a community; and in a community, it's important to have each others' backs.

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Practice Makes Perfect


Practice is everything in VEX. Our girls-team is no exception. We utilize every second of our meetings or break times during competitions. We are concentrated in this picture, working out bugs and giving our drivers a chance to practice before our first match. The nervousness was thick, but our excitement prevailed as we won our first match. This moment was terrifying; but we were confident with our fellow females by our side. 

Go Eaglettes!

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A Sisterhood


We are a sisterhood of strong, collaborative, women; taking obstacles in stride and never backing down. I love the connection between each of my team mates, and our shared love and dedication to VEX. The competitions are stressful, but we still have the same love and appreciation for each other. We are truly a team; even more than a team, actually. We are a sisterhood.

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Watch out, We cause some Major Trouble


These are our team members Autumn and Tori posing with our robot for a humorous shot. I really enjoy this photo because it shows that we both know how to have fun and to build an awesome robot.

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"El talento gana partidos, pero el trabajo en...


Our biggest goal for the year 2017 was to bring a good robot for the regional Vex Robotics competition, really a dream to fulfill was to win the competition, which was not only a dream but also a great reality, to achieve this our work was arduous Even Saturdays working late in school at the same time the unit that is in the team was great help to develop a good job. In the competition we saw ourselves as a family unit two teams fighting for the same goal. ¡The work is reflected in the results!

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The connection

Melanie Richards

In 2017 Vex IQ crossover, there were magnets placed onto the field. But my team discovered another kind of magnet, and that was the love for robotics. In this picture we truly express the fact that no matter where we are from, We can essentially "connect" like how magnets do.

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On this picture our team is working on our autonomous which has to put the mobile goal into the 20 point zone. Joshua and Chris are working on the program. Lily and Justin are measuring the distance between the robot and the mobile goal.

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A Robot is a Family


This photo shows my family. Each person would need each other to complete a tedious task that requires more than one person. If we had more selfless people, the world would be a better place. I’m trying to spread my belief by treating individuals as my friend. Teamwork is major in robotics and it becomes a family which is valuable in life. Building a robot with “family” shows there’s something special within the individuals you perceive everyday. “A robot is a family”—it has a lot of pieces that, when joined together, work to complete what it is...

Victory celebration


After days and weeks of long practices, when competition day comes we celebrate with a well earned victory. In this picture you can see in my face a look of excitement and joy after a match where the blue team comes out on top. Celebrating with my teammates is definitely my favorite part of VEX as it shows all the hard work and dedication we have put in to get to this point.

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Contrasting Elements


This represents how two constasting figures can meet and make the photo that we took. Showing the several aspects  of our robot, and having a severly green background,  to contrast those elements, allowing for our robot to stand out.


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We are the team,We are together!


Focus on the moment,we love so we insist……


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Then and Now


“Then and Now” shows two generations of VEX Jets getting their robots ready to compete. The older Vex Jets in the background are faded because they have moved on to High School and have started their very own VEX team. Although they may have moved on to a different school and onto different teams, they are still VEX Jets at heart. In the front, is a present VEX Jet who is progressing in her robotics career. All together, Then and Now shows the past and the present of the VEX Jets.

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Writing with a hand led by a heart


VEX is what I love. A huge part of my passion for VEX is documenting every part of it. From the engineering notebook to our scrapbook to videos. I can’t help but add every detail to all of them. When I write it’s a way for me to communicate my passion for VEX to others. I know when years pass I’ll look back at these with nostalgia and miss all of it. My team, the competition, and every other aspect included in VEX. 

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Sparks (918D)


What I like most about robotics is that you have the power to create something like you, a humanoid. It's conceptually wonderful that you can, in a way, create life. And, the sparks flying off of metal signify that you are working industrially, which is a sector that is increasing dramatically.

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Co-opetition in Action


In this photo , our team Rockin’ Robots (in white T-shirts) is working with a competitor in order to achieve the common goal.It is amazing to feel and share our ideas and thoughts with others in Teamwork Challenge.

Co-opetition = Co-operation+Competition

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Seeing Sparks


As we were working on our robot, we encountered issues on spacing within our towers. Our solution with that issues was not to use shorter screws, but to grind them down to make them even more spacious. As we were grinding the screws down for more space, we started seeing sparks during the night and made us realize how our robot has come a long way, and had many upgrades, and many more to come in the future.

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A Work in Progress


Building, although messy, is a crutial part of every robot. Without it, the robot would just be an idea. Getting ready for a competition may be stressful, but overall it is lots of fun!

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Vex photography


when you do vex photography you have do write what your team does everyday and you need to take pictures of your teams reflections and descripions of them an you need a journal then you can go on a computer and make printed photos 

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