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2019 Hawaiian Electric Hawaii State Middle School VEX IQ Championship

22-Feb-2019 - 23-Feb-2019
Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
31-Aug-2018 22:11 EDT
Registration Deadline
16-Feb-2019 10:12 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Robot Performance Awards

Robot Performance Awards are based on the teams performance in the Teamwork Challenge, Robot Skills Challenge, and Programming Skills Challenge matches.

Teamwork Challenge Champion: Each Team on the 1st Place Teamwork Challenge Alliance
Robot Skills Challenge Champion: Combined top score of Driving Skills Challenge and
Programming Skills Challenge
Second place awards for each of the Robot Performance Awards will be given.

Excellence Award: Top All Around Team (Robot Performance & Judged)

The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX IQ Challenge. The recipient of this award is the team that best exemplifies overall excellence in creating a well-rounded VEX IQ program. This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork. As a strong contender in numerous award categories, this team deserves to be recognized for building a quality robot, submitting a well-documented engineering notebook, and demonstrating that their team is committed to excellence in everything that they do.

Teams are eligible for the Excellence Award based upon the following criteria:
Teamwork Challenge Qualification Round Ranking
Robot Skills Challenge Ranking
Well-Documented Engineering Notebook
Judged performance in all other award categories at the event

Design Award: Team with a professional design approach documented in the Engineering Notebook

The Design Award is presented to a team that uses the Engineering Notebook to demonstrate an organized
and effective approach to the robot design process, project and time management skills, and team
organization. The winning team will be able to describe how they implemented an efficient and effective
design process to accomplish their project goals.
One of the primary missions of the VEX IQ Challenge is to help students acquire real-world life skills that will
benefit them in their academic and professional future. The Engineering Notebook is a way for teams to
document their learning experiences and demonstrate a better understanding of the engineering design
process. It also serves as a historical guide of lessons learned and best practices.
The Engineering Notebook and the discussion with judges will demonstrate the teams ability to produce a student-built robot with minimal adult assistance.

Key Criteria:
1. The submitted Engineering Notebook is a clear, complete document of the teams robot design process
2. Team is able to explain the robot design and strategy that was used during the season
3. Team demonstrates personnel, time, and resource management throughout the season
4. Students explain the ways adults provided guidance during the season, while still ensuring that the students designed, programmed, and built the robot

Judges Award: Recognition from judges for special team accomplishments

The Judges Award is presented to a team that the judges decide is deserving of special recognition. Judges consider a number of possible criteria for this award: exemplary effort and perseverance at the event and/or team accomplishments throughout the season that may not fall under existing award categories, but are nonetheless deserving of special recognition.


STEM project video

*for information to submit the on line STEM presentation:

*send your team's STEM presentation URL no later than 2 weeks before the tournament to; be sure to have your email received confirmed.

*be sure that the sound quality is sufficient that students are heard with enough volume and clarity and that any materials shown are of sufficient size to be understandable.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 22-Feb-2019 - 23-Feb-2019

Saint Louis School
3142 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
United States

Contact Information

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Friday, February 22, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration / Inspection / Skills Challenges

Saturday, February 23, 2019
7:00 a.m. Team registration, pits and practice fields open, Inspection
* * * Teams not present and Inspected by 7:45 a.m. will be dropped from competition * * *
                                     * * * A new Match List will be generated * * *

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening
* * * P L E A S E  Submit Engineering Notebook by 8:00 a.m. at Registration * * * 
8:15 a.m.  Drivers meeting
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Qualification matches
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LUNCH
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Qualifications matches resume
2:30 p.m. Finals Matches
Presentation of Awards to follow, Closing

NOTE:  The Agenda is subject to changes!


Volunteers are welcome! Please email ( if you are interested!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event will be postponed in the event of extremly bad weather. Teams should make sure their contact information in is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund Policy

Due to fixed costs that are incurred by the event partner there will be no refunds.

Date: 22-Feb-2019 - 23-Feb-2019
Saint Louis School
3142 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
United States

Travel Info

Parking: Any stalls marked SLS or in parking structure 

Saint Louis School - McCabe Gym

3142 Waialae Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

United States



We will have a concession stand offering snacks, light lunches, and drinks.