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15294A
4 months ago

In 2019, my elementary program (15294) won the Worlds Excellence Award. One of the stipulations, though, was that our program could not be eligible to win Excellence at Worlds for the next 3 seasons. This would be our 2nd year in the "ban," but I wasn't sure what that looked like this season. My two elementary teams both won Excellence at the Indiana State Championship a couple weekends ago. We have signed up for the LRS World Championship, where it is my understanding that an Excellence Award will be given in each division. Are my teams eligible to win Excellence this year at Worlds? I just want to be able to inform my students so they can make proper performance and judging goals.

Answered by Competition Judging Committee

The current Judge Guide (dated 8/14/2020) contains these statements:

"Teams that have won the Excellence Award at VEX Worlds in the previous three years are not eligible for the Excellence Award at VEX Worlds."

"To be eligible for the Excellence Award at VEX Worlds, a team must have been awarded the Excellence Award at an event that qualifies teams directly to VEX Worlds during the current competition season."

"To be eligible for the Design Award at VEX Worlds, a team must have been awarded the Excellence Award or Design Award at an event that qualifies teams directly to VEX Worlds."

These statements do not apply to any Remote VEX Worlds 2021 event.

Additionally, all Excellence Award winners at Remote VEX Worlds 2021 will be eligible for the Excellence award at VEX Worlds 2022.

In 2019, my elementary program (15294) won the Worlds Excellence Award. One of the stipulations, though, was that our program could not be eligible to win Excellence at Worlds for the next 3 seasons. This would be our 2nd year in the "ban," but I wasn't sure what that looked like this season. My two elementary teams both won Excellence at the Indiana State Championship a couple weekends ago. We have signed up for the LRS World Championship, where it is my understanding that an Excellence Award will be given in each division. Are my teams eligible to win Excellence this year at Worlds? I just want to be able to inform my students so they can make proper performance and judging goals.