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The Highlander Summit VEX V5 Robotics Competition Signature Event

High School

20-Sep-2024 - 22-Sep-2024 Add to Calendar
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Verfügbare plätze
Event Region
New Jersey
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
31-May-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
14-Jun-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Sep-2024 12:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
1-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
New Jersey 50% 40 21
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.

Allgemeine information

Welcome to The Highlander Summit at NJIT. A brand new early season Signiture Event in the Northeast. The Highlander Summit will be a 2 Day event hosted in the Joel & Diane Bloom Wellness and Events Center (WEC) at NJIT in Newark, NJ. The WEC is a state-of-the-art 3,500-seat, NCAA Division 1 sports arena with ammenities like a 56.7 feet by 15.75 feet digital display.

New Jersey Institute of Technology is the state's public polytechnic university and a leader in STEM education, research, economic development, and service. Teams attending The Highlander Summit will have an opportunity to tour the campus of NJIT including the largest maker space in the Northeast corridor. 

This event is a partnership between NJIT and Robot Revolution. Started in 2012, Robot Revolution is a private robotics program based in Summit, NJ. Robot Revoution is the event provider for the largest events in NJ and mentors more than 400 students each season.

The Friday evening before day one of the event can be used for early load-in, check-in, inspection, practice, and skills. The main event will be Saturday and Sunday with qualifications and skills, followed by alliance selection and elimination matches on Sunday. Teams are expected to attend the competition on all days, but at a bare minimum must attend Saturday and Sunday to compete.

Please know that unpaid registrations will be given two weeks from the date of registration to arrange payment. This two weeks to pay policy superceeds the the payment deadline of August 1st. Signature events fill up quickly and typically have a long waiting list eager to get registered. After two weeks, unpaid teams will receive notification via email and be moved to the waitlist loosing their reserved spot. We understand that it can take some time to make payment, and some flexibility can be earned with good communication. If you are using a purchase order in Robot Events, the PO must be in a PO Processing.state within two weeks of registration. Teams registering less than two weeks before the registration deadline must pay at the time of registration.

This event will advance three (3) teams to  the 2025 VEX Robotics World Championships: Tournament Champions (2) and Excellence Award (1). 

Key Dates

  • Early Bird Registration Begins: May 31 @12:00PM EDT
  • Standard Registration Opens: June 14 @12:00PM EDT
  • Final Payment Deadline: Two weeks from the date of registration.
  • Merch Pre-Order Deadline: TBD
  • Team Swap Deadline: September 6 @11:59PM EDT
  • Engineering Notebook Deadline: September 6 @11:59PM EDT
  • Early Bird Evening: September 20
  • Event: September 21-22

Klassenstufe: High School

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 20-Sep-2024 - 22-Sep-2024

NJIT Wellness and Events Center
104 Lock Street
Newark, New Jersey 07103
United States


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Friday September 20

  • Campus tours will be available for participants before venue opens
  • 3:00PM Venue Opens
  • 3:30PM-7:30PM Team Registration
  • 3:30PM-7:30PM Inspection
  • 3:30PM-7:30PM Practice Fields Open
  • 3:30PM-7:30PM Skills Challenge Open
  • 8:00PM Venue Closes

Saturday September 21

  • 7:30AM Venue Opens, Team Registration, Inspection
  • 8:00AM-6:30PM Practice Area Open
  • 9:00AM Check-in and Inspection Ends
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM Driver/Coach Meeting
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM Opening Ceremony
  • 10:00AM-12:00PM Qualifying Rounds
  • 12:00PM-1:30PM Lunch
  • 1:30PM-6:00PM Qualifying Rounds
  • 6:30PM Venue Closes

Sunday September 22

  • 7:30AM Venue Opens
  • 8:00AM-2:30PM Practice Area Open
  • 8:00AM-12:00PM Qualifying Rounds
  • 12:00PM Skills Field Closes (or at the end of the final qualification match, whichever is later)
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM Alliance Selection
  • 12:30PM-2:00PM Lunch / Campus Tours
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM Elimination Matches
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM Closing Ceremony and Awards
  • 5:00PM Venue Closes

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Volunteers are welcome and needed. A limited number of skills fast passes will be made available for teams that provide volunteers.

Here is a link to our volunteer form. You can also email [email protected]

VEXU Teams will be allowed to run skills from the end of alliance selction until the start of elimination matches (approx 1.5 hours from 12:30PM-2:00PM) if and only if their team volunteers during the event. Volunteering during the event means that a significant number of VEXU students are taking a significant number of shifts. VEXU teams will be allowed on the practice fields after the last qualification match on Sunday. Skills runs must be arranged prior to September 6 @11:59PM EDT. Email [email protected] if you are coming.

Thank you in advance.

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made on how the competition will proceed and any changes will be communicated to teams via the main contact email address and/or via live announcment in the venue. This may include a delayed start or early end to matches on a competition day, extending or modifying hours on some days, or removal of matches from the competition schedule in order to complete the event. Every effort will be reasonably made to continue the event as planned.

Refund and Payment Policies

Due to the high expense for the event, registration fees are non-refundable. The event registration fee must be paid within two weeks of registration or at latest by August 1. If your school or orginization requires a lengthy period to process payment or cut a check, please start this process as soon as your teams have registered. Teams that are added to the event from the waitlist, are required to pay for the event registration fee within 1 week. Teams registering less than two weeks before the registration deadline must pay at the time of registration. Any team that fails to pay for their registration within these guidelines, will be moved to the waitlist and the spot will be opened up to other teams.

Health and Safety Policies

In addition to the RECF release form, parents of each student will be required to complete an extra permission form from NJIT.

Volunteers that are students or staff of NJIT will be required to complete the Minors on Campus Training before volunteering for the event.

Date: 20-Sep-2024 - 22-Sep-2024
NJIT Wellness and Events Center
104 Lock Street
Newark, New Jersey 07103
United States



Hotel information will be listed here. You do not need to use these hotel blocks, we provided them for your convenience. 

Hotel Block from the Robert Treat Hotel

  • 20 double rooms at $180/night
  • The block is from Thursday night to Sunday night (4 nights), but guests can book any number of nights they want
  • Call the hotel at (973) 622-1000 and mention the reservation code: 4041 or NJIT Robotics
  • Deadline is 8/26/2024
  • Location:

Hotel Block from Doubletree by Hilton Penn Station

  • 20 double rooms at $199/night
  • The block is from Thursday night to Sunday night (4 nights), but guests can book any number of nights they want
  • Location:


The best airport to travel into the area is Newark International (EWR). The other New York area airports (JFK and LGA) may add significant travel time or extra ground transportation costs.


All passenger vehicles may be parked at the Science and Technology Parking Deck (42 Wilsey St, Newark, NJ 07103). A map has been included in the packet attached.

Things to do



The event will be streaming on youtube at or 

Judging Format

Judgeing will be done with Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions and In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents.

Engineering Notebooks must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on September 6, 2024.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering











In addition to the RECF Participant Release Form NJIT requires all students to fill out a permission form. Forms may be returned by email to [email protected] or [email protected].

NJIT Permission Form



14 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

Bitte melden sie sich an, um teams aus der warteliste hinzuzufügen oder zu entfernen.