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Fun in the Sun VIQRC Signature Event (MS Only)

18-Dec-2023 - 20-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - North/Central
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
28-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
11-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
1-Dec-2023 15:00 EST
Payment Deadline
1-Dec-2023 11:00 EST

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

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the Fun In The Sun Signature Event 2023

Florida’s very first event of it’s kind! Not only for the competitors but for the whole family!

Looking for a top destination location to compete for a chance to land a spot at the 2024 VEX Worlds Competition? Look no further! The Fun In the Sun Signature Event will be held in Orlando FL, home of the world’s top attractions such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studio’s and more! 

Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, you will have the option to stay onsite and enjoy the property and it’s surroundings. Remember, this is Florida so you might want to bring your sunscreen just in case! Click here for room block discounted rates: HYATT REGENCY ORLANDO

This competition is going to be one of the best yet! Full Volume will be in full effect and 60 teams from Middle School and 60 teams from Elementary School will be bringing their A game from all around the country.

From the opening ceremonies to the closing ceremonies, the best of the best will be experiencing everything this Florida competition has to offer! Check out our website for further details:

*Note: Ensure your IT does not block emails from [email protected], and   

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Initial Interviews

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 18-Dec-2023 - 20-Dec-2023

Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
United States

Contact Information

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Times subject to change

Monday December 18, 2023

  • 3:00 PM Doors Open    
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Check-In & Inspection
  • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Skills Fields Open (Skills Fields will be closed during Opening Cermony and Drivers' Meeting)
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Opening Ceremony and Drivers’ Meeting 
  • 7:00 PM Doors Close                                    

Tuesday December 19, 2023

  • 8:00 AM Doors Open    
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Skills Fields Open
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Qualifying Matches Begin (4 Matches)
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Skills Fields Open
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Qualifying Matches Continue (4 Matches)
  • 4:00 PM Doors Close                              

Wednesday December 20, 2023

  • 8:00 AM Doors Open
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM Qualifying Matches Continue (2 Matches)
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Finals Matches
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Awards & Closing Ceremony
  • 1:00 PM Doors Close


There are a number of volunteer roles that are still available for the event and for remote judging.  All volunteers can get a fast pass at skills for their designated team.  With everyone working together, we know this event will be an incredible success that celebrates our students' accomplishments this year.

Remote intervieInitial interviews will be conducted virtually on 12/4 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM, 12/5 4:15 - 7 PM, and 12/6 5:30 PM - 7 PM. All interview times are Eastern Standard Time. If you are interested in volunteering to do remote interviews, please email [email protected].

We Need Volunteers of All Skill Levels

Many volunteer roles do not require previous experience, and we provide online training resources to prepare volunteers for most positions. Join our volunteer team, get inspired, and have fun! We are in greatest need of volunteers who can help all day or multiple days, but a wide variety of shifts are available to fit your schedule.

  • An average shift is 6-8 hours. Sign up for one shift, multiple shifts, and even multiple days if it suits your schedule.

  • Most roles receive a free t-shirt, meals and snacks.

  • Make it a family affair! Younger kids who can pay attention to directions make great Field Resetters, and we can pair you up in the same area to volunteer together in most cases.



Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Given that this event is in December in Florida, we will have a beautiful day for our event!

For event day information regarding weather delays or cancellations, please check the event page for updates.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Your registration fee will be refunded minus the fees charges. 

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

Your registration to this event commits the event partners to set costs. Therefore, no refunds can be given.

Date: 18-Dec-2023 - 20-Dec-2023
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
United States

Travel Info

The room rates at the Hyatt Regency Orlando  are discounted ~$159 so please be sure to utilize this fantastic opportunity for the whole family!

Rooms are limited at this special rate. Room block reservations will open soon!

*** You will get the information and the discount code in the registration email. ***

Hyatt Regency Orlando

9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

  • 15 min to Disney World

  • 15 min to Universal Studio

  • 10 min to SeaWorld Orlando

Nearest Airports (find out if the hotel offers shuttles)

  • Orlando International Airport 12 miles

  • Orlando/Sanford 37 miles

The area is a family friendly paradise. In less than an hour, you can walk on the beach, visit one of many parks and springs, attend a dinner theater, explore a theme park or an arcade, or rent a bike or scooter. Check out for some ideas.


Judging Format

Notebooks and Initial interviews will all be done before the event.  Be sure that your Notebook URL is up to date is  Notebooks must be uploaded by December 1, 2023. If you register on or after that date, be sure that the notebook URL is up to date when you register.

Initial interviews will be conducted virtually on 12/4 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM, 12/5 4:15 - 7 PM, and 12/6 5:30 PM - 7 PM. All interview times are Eastern Standard Time.  Information on signing up for interviews will be given to teams as the event approaches.

Sign up Here

Secondary interviews may be done for some teams at the event at the judge's discretion.


All payments are due 3 weeks from registration date. If payments are not made your team will be moved to the waiting list. 

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