Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Best in Southwest★FL ~ VIQ Middle School + Elementary

Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - South
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
1-Aug-2022 06:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
14-Oct-2022 18:30 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Register today for your robot to be named the Best in Southwest!

Community School of Naples is delighted to host the VEX IQ 2022-23 Challenge: Slapshot giving students the excitement of a live, in-person experience.

We will run the Skills Challenge in the morning session on our three main Competition Fields.

Please check the Judging Format tab for information how to upload your engineering notebooks!

For lunch, each robot team gets one large pizza and snack bar serves extra at ($2/slice).

Registration will be at 8:30am sharp. (Doors open at 8:15am) Teams that have not checked in 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the qualifying matches will be dropped from the roster so that the match list may be run. Teams running late must contact the event partner prior to this cut off if they do not wish to be dropped.

Participation Legal Release form for all participants must be uploaded to prior to arrival. Get it here: Form with instructions how-to-upload.

Considering an overnight stay? We have negotiated reduced rates for lodging (from $99): see Travel Info tab.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 22-Oct-2022

Community School of Naples
13275 Livingston Road
Naples, Florida 34109
United States

Contact Information

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Doors OPEN
Team Check-in & Inspections BEGIN

Skills Matches BEGIN
Check-in Desk CLOSES

Inspection CLOSES


Drivers Meeting
Opening Ceremony


Skills Matches Continued...

Skills Matches END
Lunch Break

Teamwork Matches BEGIN

Teamwork Finals

Awards & Closing Ceremony


We need your help to make this a positive and rewarding experience for the students!

  • Helping is easy and fun! Don't worry, we will show you what to do! Working the event is more fun and interesting than sitting around waiting for your student's next match!
  • Have you wondered what a Excellence-quality Engineering Notebook looks like?  Then volunteer to be a Judge -- having this experience will give your students a big advantage in their next event!  Judge volunteers should contact us at least two weeks in advance in case must implement a remote-judging aspect.
  • Volunteers should email our Events Coordinator Hudson Kennedy with "Volunteer Best in Southwest" in the subject line. We will reply ASAP, and thanks in advance!!
  • There are lots of different roles that need to be filled, visit volunteer roles for an overview.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of severe weather (a hurricane, for instance) this event will be CANCELLED and your registrations refunded (less a $5 processing fee).

Weather notices or information about a possible cancellation will be posted here on!  Please inform your team and parents to check here for official updates from the Community School of Naples.

Make sure your team contact information is up-to-date in in the event we need to contact your team.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued in the case of an event cancellation or serious COVID-19 related issue (less a $5 processing fee). Please only register robots/teams that intend to attend. Due to the limited space for events, we will not issue a refund for a 'no show.'

Date: 22-Oct-2022
Community School of Naples
13275 Livingston Road
Naples, Florida 34109
United States

Travel Info

HAWTHORN Suites Naples by Windham #8 on Trip Advisor!

Hawthorn Suites

Rates for arrival on Friday night, October 21st (10/21/2022):



Special Rate

Studio Suite


King + Queen sofa bed


$99, plus 12% tax

One Bedroom Suite


King + Queen sofa bed


$104, plus 12% tax

Two Bedroom Suite


King + 2 Queens
and Queen sofa bed


$169, plus 12% tax


Best Western Naples Inn & Suites  #15 on Trip Advisor!

$129 (2 Doubles) Arrive 10/21, book by 10/15.  Call Jennifer at 239-206-4273 x130 or

Judging Format

Electronic Engineering Notebook SubmissionsFollowing a similar process as VEX Worlds, notebooks will be judged prior to the event.   Follow these instructions:  How to Submit a Digital Engineering Notebook.   All electronic notebooks must be posted by Oct-20 (10/20/2022).

Team judged interviews will be conducted in-person at the Event. Every team gets an interview!  Prepare your team by looking over the questions on p. 41 in the Guide to Judging. All teams will be asked the same (3-5) questions for the initial interview. Interviews will last no more than 13 minutes giving every team equal access to the judges.