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BELL AVR 2023 Championship Event

1-Dec-2023 - 2-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
United States
Standard Registration Opens
22-Aug-2023 17:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
27-Nov-2023 12:01 EST
Payment Deadline
29-Nov-2023 15:47 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Bell AVR Competition Championship Event - Welcome!

Students use hands-on, industry-standard tools to design, build, and compete against teams from around the US with the most advanced aerial robotics technology available today. Participation in the Bell Vertical Robotics Competition prepares students for tomorrow’s STEM workforce needs on the ground and in the sky.

The Championship this season is a 2-Day event.  Teams will be expected to be present for both days of the event.  See the Agenda for more detailed information of the event activities.

Teams will need to qualify for this event from a previous qualifying event. In order to attend the BELL AVR Championship, teams will first have to qualify from one of the Bell competitions taking place the first 3 weekends in November.  This season, there will be a $500 event registration fee for the Championship event (not included in your initial team registration).  The event registration fee must be paid before the event using an approved PO, CC, or check. Note: An 3% processing fee will be added to credit card payments.

The qualification process to this event is included in the 2023 Bell AVR Game manual that can be found on the REC Foundation Bell AVR website.

Teams can add themselves to the waitlist for this event. To waitlist your team for an event, make your way to the Waitlist tab on the right side of this page. You should see a green ADD button beside your teams name.  Click add, and your teams will be added.  If there is extra capacity to the event after the qualification process has been completed in the season according to the game manual, then teams may be invited off of the Waitlist.  This will likely take place the week prior to the event.

Lunch: More information about team lunches will be added as we get closer to the event date.

Venue Security: All event attendees will be required to pre-register due to Bell security protocols for this venue. 

The Championship event is located at the Bell Innovation Barn which is located in a secured facility. Teams will be required to pre-register by 12pm CT (noon) Tuesday, November 28th.  No late submissions will be accepted.

  • This includes all students, coaches, parents, or any other individuals that will be entering the Bell Innovation Barn facilities with your team. 

  • Ensure that people attending with your team enter your team number in the last question on the form so that we can send you a list of those who submitted the form as the event approaches.

  • Those that do not submit the form will not be allowed into the competition.

  • All attendees must bring a form of ID (Drivers License, School ID or Passport)



Performance Awards will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Judged awards will include Best Overall Design, Exemplary Team, Judge's Choice, and Presentation Awards.


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 1-Dec-2023 - 2-Dec-2023

Bell Innovation Barn
9611 Trinity Boulevard
Hurst, Texas 76053
United States

Contact Information

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Day 1: December 1st 

1:00PM Venue opens for teams (Note: no early team admission will be allowed)
1:30PM   Inspections & Practice Matches (unscheduled 5 minute blocks)
3:30PM - 5:00PM   Qualifying Matches (1 per team - scheduled)
5:15PM Venue closes

Day 2: December 2nd 

8:00 AM Doors Open for Teams
9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies (Competition Field Area)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Matches & Judging Presentations
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
12:40 PM - 3:00 PM Judging Presentations 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Qualification Matches (3 per team)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Awards & Closing Remarks (Competition Field Area)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Special Activity for 1st Place Winning Team


CLICK HERE to review the volunteer opportunities available for the 2023 Bell AVR Championship event.

If you have any questions about being a volunteer at these events, please email [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be contacted in the event of bad weather. Teams should include a phone number which may be reached evenings and weekends to assure that they can be contacted on the day of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds.

Health and Safety Policies

Local health guidelines will be followed for this event.

Date: 1-Dec-2023 - 2-Dec-2023
Bell Innovation Barn
9611 Trinity Boulevard
Hurst, Texas 76053
United States

Travel Info


Below are hotels near the Bell Innovation Barn.  There are no formal room blocks reserved, so teams can make hotel reservations at any hotel of their choice.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Bedford DFW West

Holiday Inn Express & Suites DFW West - Hurst

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas Ft. Worth Airport South

Homewood Suites by Hilton Ft. Worth-Bedford

Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-DFW ARPT W-SH 183 Hurst


Transportation to/from the airport and the venue will be the responsibilty of the team.

Game / Kit /Technical Support Information

We hope you enjoyed kicking off the season with us! 


You can find the game video and manual on the REC Foundation Bell AVR website

Other Resources:

Drone Assembly and Programming Instructions

The Bell AVR Forum

Match & Presentation Results

Rank Team  Total Score   Presentation Score    High Score
1 76122A   791 182 210
2   27A 520 145 135
3 1034A 423 138 109
4 1005A 420 125 131
5 78867A 393 161 89
6 12928A 382 135 84
7 1350A 381 125 104
8 2468A 373 157 90
9 48823A 325 144 71
10 2020A 320 123 81
11 1043C 309 134 78
12 1017A 283 126 54
13 5411A 262 127 57
14 1001C 255 94 70


All Participants and attendees are required to fill out the Consent form. 

Participant Consent Form