Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Online Challenges

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.


Girl Power! On Top of the World


I chose this image of me and my VEXIQ team mates because it shows that we can be on top of the world with robotics.  When I program our robot and I figure out something hard or I have a great run I feel like I can be on top of the world.  When we compete at a tournament and do our best and win it makes me really happy and I feel like I am on top of the world.


Lydia A.

Read more

O! The joy! Robot in view!


We chose this photo because the camera caught as at a moment when we are really entrenched in our work, reveling in the joy of what we all came here to do: build robots.

Read more

Climbing to the Top with Girl Power


Robotics makes me feel like I am climbing to the top when I work with our robot. I was inspired to do robotics after attending a Girl Power event where we built a small robot.   I had so much fun and decided that I wanted to do robotics.  When we compete and do a good job, it makes my happy.


Sydney J.

Read more

Joy of Competition


This picture shows the feeling of joy our team, as well as I feel whenever we receive an award. We have only received the judges award so far this year, but we’re hoping to win an award that qualifies us for state! Receiving awards also gives a sense of accomplishment, as well as satisfaction. Yes, robotics isn’t all about winning, but in my opinion, this picture really shows how much fun we all have in robotics, as well as the joy we feel when we work together to accomplish something great!

Read more

Final Wiring Adgustments


The final moments in wiriing a robot, switching polarities, tying cables up, and zip tying things in place before the satysfying fun of driving your robot around the field.

Read more

A well-rounded process


I like this picture because it shows how together as a team we can overcome the hardships presented in our way and achieve a successful end product.

Read more

Genuine Happiness


This picture captures a moment of happiness between the team as we find out that the robot is functioning the way it was intended to. Being in robotics has made us bond together and be satisfied and happy about our robot. It has created a bond that I would never think was possible coming from building robots. It has made us all have something in common -LOVE FOR ROBOTICS!

Read more

Dedication to VEX


Although the photo is a bit blurry, the reason why I love this photo so much is because it portrays the dedication our whole team has towards the program. We work hard to make our robots the best they can be, and take time during late nights and breaks to perfect them. 

Read more

Cyber Archers- Enjoyable Training


As you can see, we separated teams for different competitions including VEX. We enjoy training because every day we have the people to work with, we feel like we’re not lonely. Our captain supervises us. We start early so that we can go ahead of time for the competitions. Our dedication to the team encourages us to dream high. We also give a fair approach to everybody. Of course, we will not exclude our special recipe, which is teamwork. Without teamwork, we will not reach where we are right now. Everyone in our team is important.

Read more

Champions at Heart


VEX encompasses the idea that everyone is a champion. At the Vanden Robotics In The Zone High School Tournament, fifty teams face trial and tribulation to determine the tournament champions. But before we stack the last cone, place the last mobile goal in the zone, or park the last robot, we are all champions at heart. VEX has taught me that trophies do not define robotics. The skills and friends we gain make us winners in life.

Read more

Look Closer


Look closer - Not only does robotics teach us about STEM, but it also gives us the opportunity to create a community full of diligence, perseverance, and creativity.

Read more



1010S from West Vancouver Robotics Academy

Read more

Algebraic Alacrity


If A is a winning team, then A equals x plus y plus z. A working robot is x; y is playing puzzles; and z is furiously scribbling down good teams when alliance selection is in 90 seconds.

-adapted from Albert Einstein

Read more



This picture represents both Jasmine and my mentality every moment we handle the robot. Throughout our time in Vex, both of us have developed a very detail oriented mentality, and have a healthy amount of distrust for each other. While distrust among partners often is construed negatively, we have attained more success through this due to each of us checking one another's work.

Read more

Diligence at Its Finest


The exact moment that our teams realize that the hard work has paid off was captured in this one picture. One of the most satisfying moments in the robot's building process is when we are finally able to practice driving our robot. The reason why this picture conveys such a strong emotion is because all four robots were either ready or almost ready to be driven, which meant most difficulties were now over and we would be ready for the upcoming competition.

Read more

The In The Zone Experience


Masuk Robotics is a way to have fun and to get our minds off of the stress that high school puts us through. When working on our robot we don’t have to worry about homework, tests, or other sports. It tests our minds in a way that does not hurt us when we try to solve the vex challenges. We do not always win but we have fun trying.

Read more

Effort has its reward


After a year of working on our robot when we finally saw it worked, we, the team, and our trainer couldn't resist the joy.
Read more



Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

Read more




I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome by trying to succeed.

Read more

Family Ties


What I love about my robotics team is the “family ties” that we created over the time. This is my forth season participating with robotics team. This year I’m in a new school and a new robotics team. At the beginning, it was very difficult for me because I have a very strong relationship with my former team members. I was longing for the same relationship to flourish and it did.

Since our first season, my parents got the habit of inviting the team to an after tournament dinner with their family.  During dinner, my parents and I will choose one of the team...

Sibling Alliance


 My favorite part of VEX Robotics is that it is a passion my sister and I share. We belong to the same VEX club but are on different teams. The best competition matches are when our teams compete against each other. It brings out our natural sibling rivalry. But, no matter who wins, we always go home as allies.

Read more

Team 7121D Photography Challenge


Our team’s first award came as a surprise. When we took this group picture, it had only just begun to set in that we would be going to the state championship.

Read more

A team of goofies


One of our builders is diligently at work on our third robot. He maintains concentration on the robot as to complete before upcoming competitions. After hours of hard work we approach our finalized robot that is prepared for the utmost competition.

Read more

Mascot quitted the sport team


People see robotics as a boring extracurricular activity because they relate them with sports, arts and music, been sports the popular one. Schools invest what they can in sports and even get a school mascot to cheer the public.  But we’re breaking that stereotype because we’re making robotics super fun. We decided we wanted the school mascot and we got it. Now, we’re taking it to every tournament. So stay vigilant when 2316A goes to the field, because you might spot a wild tiger cheering the crowd or may be not because it might be busy driving robots.

Read more

Late Night in the Lab


This image is one that truly exemplifies what Vex is about.  This is a picture of me last year, working late in the lab to get our autonomous done.  I was trying to make sure that we would be ready for our upcoming competition.  Once you are coming down to the end of the season around February and March, every minute counts.  Every early morning and late night adds up and it is one of the little things that puts us above others.

Read more

Education and VEX


We were honoured to be invited to a "uLearn 2017" conference - a conference of which teachers meet and learn about the new technologies available.

We had the opportunity to stage a demonstration, introducing teachers of primary to college students the endless possibilities that VEX Robotics could bring. The photo captures the moment when a Lynfield College student is helping set up smaller bots for demo.

Read more