VEX Robotics Photography

VEX Robotics Photography Challenge


Submissions closed on January 13. You can see this year’s entries by clicking here.


Through photography, showcase youth using VEX to explore STEM. Compose a photograph that features one or more students working on a robot, testing, planning or celebrating your VEX team’s accomplishments. Use a photograph to show the Judges something about your own story of involvement on a competition team, in a classroom or as a hobbyist working with VEX.


Prize(s): Each of the top 10 entrants chosen by the judges receive a $50 discount in the VEX Store from VEX Robotics, Inc.

Challenge Details


This contest is open to students anywhere in the world currently registered in an educational institution at any grade level, or to home school students younger than college/university level (generally 18 or younger).

Judging Process

The winning submissions will be chosen by the staff of VEX Robotics and the REC Foundation using the judging criteria. The top ten photographs will be recognized online and will receive the prizes listed above.


A digital photograph in JPEG (jpg) format, up to 20MB in size. The photograph needs to be at least 1,000 pixels wide in the case of a horizontally-oriented image, or 1,000 pixels high for a vertical image. Submissions that are too large or not in JPEG format will not be considered.

You may include a short statement in English of up to 50 words describing what we see in the photo.

Only one photo may be submitted per person, so pick your best!

This is an individual competition, not team or school.


Content:  Does the photograph tell a compelling story and is it clearly focused on the topic?

Is the photo technically well done? Does it make effective use of lighting and composition?

Technical rules for the contest:

  • Submit photographs that are un-manipulated and real. We want to see what you see, not the results of Photoshop manipulation.
  • Do not digitally enhance or alter your photographs beyond the basics of realistic color balance and sharpness. Do not digitally add or remove anything.
  • Make your color saturation realistic. Please avoid significant over- or under-saturation.
  • Do not use the alteration “filters” available in digital photo software.
  • Black and white images are acceptable.
  • Cropping is acceptable.