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Official Q&A: Judging

Usage Guidelines

Welcome to the official REC Foundation Question & Answer system for Judging. All registered teams can ask for official Judging interpretations and clarifications. This Q&A is the only source for official Judging clarifications, and the clarifications made here by the REC Foundation Competition Judging Committee (CJC) are considered as official and binding as the written Judges Guide.

  • Please review the Judging Q&A Usage Guidelines before posting. This Q&A is only intended for specific Judging questions for the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U Competition.
  • Please review the current season Judges Guide before posting.
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