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2023 Ohio VEX IQ Middle School State Championship

11-Mar-2023 Add to Calendar
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VEX IQ Robotics Competition
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Event Format
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Standard Registration Opens
1-Oct-2022 17:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
7-Mar-2023 17:01 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the 2023 Ohio VEX IQ Middle School State Championship!

We are looking forward to welcoming the best VEX IQ teams in the state of Ohio for this championship event!  Qualified teams should be sure to register prior to the deadline and make sure that payment for registration fees has been processed. 




Concessions will be available.

Pizza Pre-Orders will be available.  ORDER HERE by TUESDAY, MARCH 7th by 5:00 pm.

Please note that there is a vendor food contract with the Fairgrounds Coliseum and they do not allow outside food to be brought in.  State Event Partners have no affiliation with that contract but we ask that you please respect this rule when planning your day.  We are providing the pre-order option as a convenience for participating teams.  Once the order is placed, concessions will handle all payments and distribution of orders. 


Competition Preparation:

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules, the code of conduct, and run through the inspection checklist. 

2. Check the Vex Forum for official for rule updates and changes.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in this tournament posting

4. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. 

5. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

6. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Mar-2023

Marion County Fairgrounds & Veterans Memorial Coliseum
220 East Fairground Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
United States

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Schedule is subject to change.

8:00 - Doors Open, Team Check-In, Inspections Begins

9:00 - 10:00 Skills

9:30 - Inspection Closes

9:45 - Event Meeting

10:00-12:00  - Qualification Rounds 

12:00-1:00 BREAK - Lunch, Skills, Team Interviews

1:00-3:00 - Qualification Rounds

3:30 - Final Matches (top 10 Alliances)

5:00 - Awards


Volunteers are an important part of every event and we acknowledge that these events would be impossible without them. We appreciate those volunteers who are willing to give of their time for the benefit of our students!  Volunteers help make events run smoothly and play a critical role in every process, from registration to scoring to judging. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch.

If interested in volunteering at this or any of the 2023 VEX Robotics Ohio State Championship events, please fill out this survey

**Please submit this form by Friday, February 18th at 5:00 pm in order to guarantee a volunteer shirt in your requested size due to our deadline with the shirt vendor.  Responses after that date are still accepted & appreciated, but volunteer shirt sizes will be limited.  

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, we will make every attempt to contact all coaches by email, phone or text, as well as make announcements through social media of any changes of the event or the event schedule. 

We will also put all cancelations on WMRN AM 1490 and FM 95.9

Refund and Payment Policies

Registration fees minus the $5 REC processing fee per team will be issued if the event is canceled.  There will be no refunds for individual team cancelations. 

Date: 11-Mar-2023
Marion County Fairgrounds & Veterans Memorial Coliseum
220 East Fairground Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
United States

Travel Info




We will be live-streaming this event on the Ohio VEX Robotics State Championship YouTube Channel. 

Judging Format

In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews AND Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person on the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.

Judges will be working in accordance with the Judge Guide, which states that "All teams being judged for an event should be judged in the same format to ensure consistency in the judging experience."    PLEASE NOTE...if a team has a digital engineering notebook, these must be printed IN ADVANCE in order for the team to submit a physical copy to the judges.  Links to an online version or flash drives will not be accepted. 

Please refer to the Judge Guide for all judging and Engineering Notebook information, criteria, procedures, rubrics, etc. 


Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2023 Ohio VEX Robotics Competition State Championship. We are always seeking and open to new partnerships and event sponsors are very excited 

Along with the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, we strive to provide elementary, middle school, and high school age youth with unique opportunities to participate in high-quality and affordable STEM-based competitive robotics programs and competitions using the VEX Robotics platform. These programs serve as a tool for student engagement in STEM, while also developing critical life skills and preparing students to become future problem solvers. 

We rely on the support of our sponsor partners to sustain and expand this culminating event in Ohio each year. We welcome you to join our family of sponsors and partners in any or all of the following ways:

  • Our Sponsors are highly visible and committed partners who support programs, operations, and team growth in their communities and around the world.
  • Our sponsors have the opportunity to provide financial assistance and have their logo proudly displayed on a variety of event signage & print materials. 
  • All of our sponsors have the opportunity to see their employees engage directly with students as volunteers at events.  

There are endless ways that you or your company can help!

If you have any questions about this form, please email Rob Smith at [email protected]










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