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2020 Arizona VEX IQ Elementary School State Championship

29-Feb-2020 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
29-Oct-2019 09:55 EDT
Registration Deadline
27-Feb-2020 09:56 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Congratulations on Qualifying for the 2020 Arizona VEX IQ Elementary School State Championship!

The 2020 Arizona VEX IQ Challenge Elementary State Championship has been granted 8 VEX IQ World Championship spots:

     Excellence Award = 1 spot

     Teamwork Champions = 2 spots

     Teamwork 2nd Place = 2 spots

     Design Award = 1 spot

     STEM Research Project Award = 1 spot

     Robot Skills Champion = 1 spot

If a team double-qualifies for a World Championship spot, the State’s next highest ranking team from the World Skills Standings up to and including the State Championship receives the invitation. World Championship qualifying awards and invitations are issued to teams whether or not the teams have expressed an intention to attend the event. Unaccepted World Championship invitations are not offered or transferred to  other teams.

Please Note the Following:

Due to a limited number of outlets, there will be charging areas where you can set up power strips and charge your equipment as needed.  Please label your equipment to avoid mix-ups.

Please see the STEM Research Tab for directions for judging for this award.

We will have concession stands open with food available for purchase throughout the event. There are many fast food restaurants within a few miles of the venue as well. If you have any questions, please contact Event Host, Darren Couillard, at 623-221-5618 or email: [email protected]

Grade Level: Elementary

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Feb-2020

Copper Trails Elementary School
16875 Canyon Trails Boulevard
Goodyear, Arizona 85338
United States

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  • 8:00AM - 9:00AM          Check-in/Registration/Inspection
  • 8:30AM - 9:30AM          Judging
  • 9:00AM - 9:30AM         Drivers Meeting and Opening Remarks
  • 9:30AM  - Noon          Teamwork Challenge Matches
  • Noon - 1:00PM             LUNCH
  • 1:00PM - 2:30PM         Continue Teamwork Challenge Matches
  • 2:30PM - 3:00PM        Final Championship Round
  • 3:00-3:30PM             Awards Ceremony
  • 3:30PM                       Clean up pits and go home
  • **Please Remember that at an event like this, times are ESTIMATES. We could potentially finish earlier or later than these estimated times.** THANK YOU!




To volunteer, please contact Darren Couillard at 623-221-5618 or email at:  [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of a severe weather event, particpants will be contacted.

Refund and Payment Policies

Please contact D. Couillard, for refund information. Generally, refunds are not permitted within two weeks of the event.

STEM Research


This season the STEM Research Project is presented as a 4-minute video plus 15 seconds of credits that the team records and uploads to SchoolTube, YouTube, or a similar online video platform. A link to the video must be submitted to the Event Partner no later than ONE WEEK BEFORE the tournament date. Follow these steps:

  1. Please refer to the **STEM Research Project and Presentation** document from the REC Foundation. The document can be found in the VEX IQ Challenge Team Resources area at
  2. Record the STEM Presentation as a video following the instructions in the STEM Research Project and Presentation document.
  3. Upload the video to one of the online video resources following the instructions in the STEM Research Project and Presentation document.
  4. Have the coach or another adult email the link to the video, including the team number and contact information for the coach, to the Event Partner no later than ONE WEEK BEFORE the tournament date:

    Darren Couillard <[email protected]>

  5. Teams WILL be interviewed by judges at the event, since the event qualifies teams directly to VEX Worlds. Please refer to the STEM Research Project and Presentation document for details.
  6. Only ONE submission allowed per team. If two or more video links are sent to the Event Partner, only the first link received will be considered.
  7. The winner of the STEM Research Project Award will be announced with the other judged awards at the event.

If you have questions about this process, please contact your REC Foundation Regional Support Manager. Refer to our website for contact information:

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric


Participant Release Form Spanish

Participant Release Form Spanish


REC Foundation Code of Conduct

REC Foundation Code of Conduct


Criteria for registered VEX IQ Challenge teams (Elementary and Middle School) to qualify for participation in championship events.

VIQC Qualifying Criteria


A description of this year's STEM Research Project

STEM Research Project Topic (2019-2020)


A description of this year's STEM Research Project  Rubric.

STEM Research Project Topic Rubric (2019-2020)


VIQC Sqaured Away One Page Description.

VIQC Sqaured Away One Page Description


VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist.

VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist


Participant Release Form English

Participant Release Form