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2021 VEX IQ Challenge Nationals - Middle School Grade

12/11/2021 - 12/12/2021
2021 VEX IQ Challenge Nationals - Middle School Grade

Event Code: RE-VIQC-21-4758

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 60 / Spots Open: 60

Event Region: New Zealand

Registration Deadline: Thu, Dec 2, 2021 8:39 PM EST

Price: A$150.00

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Event Dates

Date: 12/11/2021 - 12/12/2021


Conference & Function Centre
354 Main Street
Palmerston North, 4410
New Zealand

Grade Level: Elementary

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

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General Info

Save the date - the 2021 New Zealand VIQC National Championship for Middle School will be returning to the Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre.

Kiwibots are proud to bring this event for our rangatahi with the support of Central Robotics, Wright Family Foundation, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, and Smales Farm.

This will be a 2 day event (Saturday 11 Dec, and Sunday 12 Dec) with early check in/inspection available Friday afternoon.

Volunteer, Mentor, Teacher Awards:

This is your chance to say THANK YOU for all the hard work that teachers, volunteers and mentors put into making it possible for you to participate in your VEX program.
Please take the time to recognise teachers, volunteers and mentors for their efforts in this season.

The link for nominations will be open soon.

Design / Engineering Books :

Please hand the clearly labelled design books in during check in & inspection.

Registration Fees

Team Fee (New Zealand Dollar)
Full Registration Fee NZ$ 150
Registration for team that brings an IQ Field  NZ$ 120

Teams are responsible for setting up the field on Friday 10 December
Only one discounted fee available per team.
One school/organisation can have mulitple discounts.
A school that brings 4 volunteers and has 4 teams pays NZ$ 600 - no volunteer discount
A group that brings a 6' x 8' IQ Field and 2 teams pays NZD $270
A group that brings 2 x 6'x8' IQ Fields and 2 teams pays NZD $240

Student definition and grades (If you think your team is in the wrong grade please email us asap):

This EVENT is for Middle School Teams only

Student - Anyone born after May 1, 2006. Eligibility may also be granted based on a disability that has delayed education by at least one year.
Students are the individuals who design, build, repair, and program the Robot with minimal adult assistance. 
• Elementary School Student - Any Student born after May 1, 2009. Elementary School Students may “play up” and compete as a Middle School Student.
• Middle School Student - Any eligible Student that is not an Elementary School Student.

Live Stream:

The event will be livestreamed via the Kiwibots YouTube channel.

The stream will be available via the following links.

2021 IQ Nationals - Day 1 (Saturday 11th)

2021 IQ Nationals - Day 2 (Sunday 12th)




We love to have you volunteer:

We would especially like to see Tech companies, who would like to volunteer one or more of their staff to come and help the teams with their design/engineering notebooks.

Volunteer Jobs: referee, scorer, field resetting, judging

Email: if you would like to help out


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will endeavour to send registered teams an email if event is cancelled due to unforseen weather events of COVID Alert Level changes. Note this event will only go ahead at Level 1.


Refund Policy

Teams will get a full refund if registration is cancelled before 3 December 2021
No refunds will be given after this date



To follow


More information about volunteering to follow.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

This event will only go ahead if NZ and Manawatu-Whanganui region is in Alert Level 1.

In the case of Alert Level 2 or higher, the event will be assessed as to whether it can be postponed or if not, refunds will be offered.

Refund Policy

Teams will get a full refund if registration is cancelled before 3 December 2021
No refunds will be given after this date other than cancellation due to COVID Alert Level changes.














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