Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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2021-22 VEX IQ Challenge Nationals - Middle School Grade

01/29/2022 - 01/30/2022
Event Code
VEX IQ Challenge
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
New Zealand
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Save the date - the 2022 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 The Wright Family Foundation, CEDA, Manawatu District Council, Central Robotics, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, and Smales Farm.

This will be a 2 day event (Saturday 29 Jan, and Sunday 30 Jan 2022) 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 is available here: 

Design / Engineering Books :

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

Registration Fees

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of The Wright Family Foundation, CEDA and Manawatu District Council, we have been able to waive the usual $150NZD fee for all travelling teams coming outside the Manawatu, and a significantly reduced entry fee of just $50NZD for Manawatu based teams. 

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.

2022 IQ Nationals - Day 1 (Saturday 29th)

2022 IQ Nationals - Day 2 (Sunday 30th)




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

Sign up here if you'd like to volunteer!


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 Orange or Green.


Refund Policy

Teams will get a full refund if registration is cancelled before 8 January 2022
No refunds will be given after this date


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 01/29/2022 - 01/30/2022

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

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Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

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

In the case of Red, 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.