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2013 VEX Robotics High School World Championship

04/17/2013 - 04/20/2013
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
California - South
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


Criteria for teams to qualify for participation in the 2013 VEX Robotics Competition World Championship at official VEX Robotics Competition tournaments being held worldwide from May 2012 to March 2013 can be found in this document.

Volunteer Information

For information on volunteering at the VEX Robotics World Championship, please click here.

Awards Information

Teams are reminded to review the VEX Sack Attack Awards Appendix in preparation for the awards selection process. Teams eligible for the design and excellence awards and teams needing to pre-submit for awards, should visit the VEX World Championship Awards site.

Robot Shipping Option

The robot shipping information through GES, the World Championship decorator, can be found here. If you have any questions about the robot shipping information, please contact GES directly at 800-475-2098.

Spectator Information

The 2013 VEX Robotics World Championship is free and open to the public. This lively and engaging event is suitable for the entire family. Spectators are welcome to attend the ceremonies, watch matches and visit with teams in their team pits.

If you are interested in attending the 2013 VRC High School World Championship, please review the agenda for this division here.

Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 04/17/2013 - 04/20/2013

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California 92802
United States

Contact Information

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The preliminary 2013 VEX Robotics Competition World Championship high school schedule can be found here. Please remember that this agenda may change slightly based on final event details and team counts. Wednesday, April 17th is an optional day. If teams choose to arrive on Wednesday, they can check in, set-up their pit area and start the inspection process.

Date: 04/17/2013 - 04/20/2013
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California 92802
United States

Travel Info

GET Travel World Championship Travel Website

The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation has worked with GET Travel to create a one stop shop VRC World Championship travel website. This year's travel website provides a convenient location to find the following:

**Over 20 hotel options in one location
**Airport transfer options
**Specially priced entertainment options including Disneyland parks, Knotts Berry Farm and several attractions near the Anaheim Convention Center and in southern California
**Educational offerings through Disney's Youth Education Series Program

The site also has valuable information about travel insurance, team fundraising, and more. Visit the official 2013 VRC World Championship travel website to make arrangements for your team.

VISA and Invitation Letter Requests

The REC Foundation is happy to provide VISA and invitation letters to teams. In order to process VISA and invitation letters, teams must complete two simple steps. First, the team should register and pay for the 2013 VRC World Championship. Next, the team contact should email the following information to team name and number, the names and passport numbers of all team members and mentors, and the address of the VISA/Embassy office. All VISA/invitation letter requests should be submitted to the REC Foundation by January 31, 2013 to ensure proper time for processing. Requests submitted after January 31st will be processed as soon as possible, but may take 2 to 3 weeks.

Please note that the REC Foundation will not produce a separate letter for each team member. Instead, the foundation will produce a letter for the entire team and attach the list of team members and mentors.

Special Attendee Discounts

United Airlines
United Airlines is offering air travel discounts to World Championship attendees. Please use the directions located here to make your airline reservations.

American Airlines and One World Carriers
American Airlines and One World Carriers are offering air travel discounts to World Championship attendees. Please use the directions located here to take advantage of these discounts.

Budget Car Rental
World Championship attendees are entitled to special discounts with Budget Rent A Car. Please use Budget Customer Discount number U011133 when calling directly to Budget (800-331-1600) or by booking online with this link VEX Budget Rent A Car.

Avis Car Rental
World Championship attendees are entitled to special discounts with Avis car rental. Please use the Avis Worldwide Discount number D019176 when calling the Avis directly at 800-331-1600. Reservations can also be made online by visiting VEX Avis Rent A Car.


Event Webcasts


2013 World Championship Map

2013 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Attending the World Championship

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be turned in at check-in on Thursday of the event. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the World Championship and turn them in to the Pit Administration Registration window when checking in. Download the VEX/RECF Consent & Waiver Form.

World Championship FAQ and Email Blasts

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation has collected the most commonly asked questions about World Championship and has provided answers in this FAQ document. (Updated March 28, 2013)

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Anaheim Convention Center Emergency Procedure Guidelines

Meals and Snacks

The Anaheim Convention Center has food and snack outlets within the venue and there are several food outlets in the adjacent hotels, the Anaheim Marriott or Hilton Anaheim. There are also several food and snack options conveniently located within walking distance to the Anaheim Convention Center.

A sample Anaheim Convention Center concessions menu can be found here. Please remember that due to the rental terms of the Anaheim Convention Center, teams are not allowed to bring outside food or drink into the Anaheim Convention Center.

Make It Simple, Pre-Order Lunches
Teams can also pre-order their lunches through the Anaheim Convention Center. The lunch pre-order form can be found here. Orders must be placed by April 16th.

World Championship Apparel

Northwest Designs will be on-site printing made to order custom event merchandise for the 2013 VRC World Championship. Teams can pre-order items through the official World Championship store located here.

World Championship Photography Packages

Ken Stanek photography will be on-site to help teams document their attendance at the 2013 VRC World Championship. Specially priced photo packages have been assembled for teams and can be found here.


Event Sponsors:

World Championship Sponsors