World Championship

VEX World Championship Awards

 The deadline to submit entries is April 1, 2014 11:59:59PM CDT.

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STEM Research Project

VEX IQ only

The VEX IQ STEM Research Project Challenge teaches students more about the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Each season, one STEM subject will be the featured Project Challenge theme. In this season, the Project Challenge theme is Mathematics (Math). Teams will use this Project Challenge to explore how math can apply to robotics.

This year interview appointments at the VEX World Championship will be scheduled by the REC Foundation after the event match list has been generated. Teams that have signed up for an interview will receive a schedule showing interview times the week of championship. Teams that do not sign up will not be guaranteed an interview time.

Submit your entry for this award.

Teacher of the Year Award

VRC, VEX U and VEX IQ

The "Teacher of the Year" award will be presented to a teacher who shows true leadership and dedication to his/her group of students. The winner of this award continually goes "the extra mile" to ensure a safe, enjoyable and educational experience for all students. The recipient of this award will be nominated by the students on their team with a written submission detailing how the teacher inspires, motivates and educates students in a positive, enthusiastic and challenging atmosphere. At the World Championship, this award will be judged based on a 500-word online submission and subsequent team interviews. Teams wishing to nominate a teacher should submit one essay per team/club. Teams should be aware that this award is intended to honor teachers. Teams wishing to honor their mentors should nominate them for the Mentor of the Year award.

Nominate your teacher.

Mentor of the Year Award

VRC, VEX U and VEX IQ

This award will be given to a mentor or engineer that has helped their students achieve goals that were seemingly out of reach. This individual is a role model, a leader and an extraordinary mentor who helps show students new ways to expand their knowledge and solve problems in the worlds of STEM. The recipient of this award will be nominated by the students on their team with a written submission detailing how the mentor inspires, motivates and educates students in a positive, enthusiastic and challenging atmosphere. At the World Championship, this award will be judged based on a 500-word online submission and subsequent team interviews. Teams wishing to nominate a mentor should submit one essay per team/club. Teams should be aware that this award is intended to honor mentors. Teams wishing to honor their teachers should nominate them for the Teacher of the Year award.

Nominate your mentor.

Community Award

VRC/VEX U only

The "Community" award is presented to a team recognized for making a difference in the community. This team demonstrates strong community building skills and has made many contributions to help support students and teams beyond their own school. This award is given to a team that makes a concerted effort to change their community's perception and support for technology education. At the World Championship, this award will be judged based on a 500-word online submission and subsequent team interviews.

Submit your entry for this award.

Teamwork Award

VRC/VEX U only

The "Teamwork" is presented to a group of teams from a single school, or organization, that demonstrates a season-long commitment to cooperation, unity and mutual respect. The Teamwork award is presented to a school, or an organization, that has built a sustainable multi-team robotics program. This award recognizes a school, or a group of teams from a single organization, that demonstrates the ability to field multiple independent robotics teams which also work and collaborate together to enrich the experience of all students involved. At the World Championship, this award will be judged based on a 500-word online submission and subsequent team interviews.

Submit your entry for this award.

Design Award

VRC/VEX U only

The "Design" award will be presented to a team that demonstrates a solid approach to the design process, project management, time management and team organization. Teams will present their Engineering Notebook to the judges and explain the design process they followed during the current season. The winning team will be able to describe how they created and implemented an efficient and productive process to manage their time and accomplish their project goals. Only teams that won a Design/Excellence Award at a Local, Regional, or National event prior to April 1st are eligible to be interviewed.

This year interview appointments will be scheduled at the World Championship by the REC Foundation after the event match list has been generated. Teams that have met the prerequisites and signed up for an interview will receive a schedule showing interview times the week of championship.

Be considered for this award.

Excellence Award

VRC/VEX U only

This is the highest award presented in the VEX Robotics Competition. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in building a well-rounded VEX robotics program. This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork. As a strong contender in numerous award categories, this team deserves to be recognized for building a quality robot and a "team" committed to quality in everything that they do. To be eligible for the Excellence Award at the World Championship, teams/clubs must have submitted at least two different online challenges in the current year. Teams/clubs must also sign up for both Excellence Award and Design Award Presentations. Only teams that won an Excellence Award at a Local, Regional, or National event prior to April 1st are eligible to be interviewed. Only one Excellence interview will be scheduled for each individual team or club. The score from the interview will be applied to all teams in a club that are eligible for the Excellence award.

This year interview appointments will be scheduled by the REC Foundation after the event match list has been generated. Teams that have met the prerequisites and signed up for an interview will receive a schedule showing interview times the week of championship.

Be considered for this award.

Educate Award

VRC/VEX U only

The "Educate" award is given to a team that has been able to successfully integrate VEX Robotics into their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculums. The winning team will demonstrate to the judges that VEX Robotics is not just an extracurricular activity, but a valuable tool used in their school to teach across many subjects in the classroom. At the World Championship, this award will be judged based on a 500-word online submission and subsequent team interviews.

Submit your entry for this award.

Innovate Award

VRC/VEX U only

The "Innovate" award is presented to a team that has demonstrated a strong combination of ingenuity and innovation in designing their VEX robot. This award will typically recognize a single, specific innovative machine feature, that was designed by thinking outside the box, resulting in a unique piece of engineering which forms an integral part of their engineering design solution to the complex problems presented by the VEX Robotics Competition game. At the World Championship, this award will be judged based on a 500-word online submission, a 30 to 60 second video hosted on YouTube or Vimeo showing the innovative design feature (you will be asked for the link when you sign up for this award), and subsequent team interviews.

Submit your entry for this award.

Inspire Award

VRC/VEX U only

The "Inspire" award is presented to a team that demonstrates outstanding leadership through actions with other teams. This team will be nominated by their peers as a leader in innovative and creative design in the robotics community. The recipient team serves as an example to others and embraces the concept of cooperative learning. Cooperative learning will be based on inspiring other teams' designs or openly sharing their design ideas with others. At the World Championship, this award will be judged based on a 500-word nominating essay and upload a 30-60 second video of the nominated team's inspirational design.

Submit your entry for this award.