Online Challenges

Promote Online Challenge Sponsored by VEX Robotics


VEX Robotics envisions a world where every student has the opportunity to be inspired by the excitement of hands-on, minds-on STEM learning and the feeling of creating something with technology. VEX IQ, VRC, and VEX U teams give students opportunities to question, tinker, experiment, and play while building valuable skills like communication, collaboration, and time management. Entries for this challenge will give viewers a glimpse behind the scenes of a competitive robotics team.

Show us who you are, who you aspire to be, and what makes your team special and successful. Your video should promote your experience with VEX Robotics, and can focus on your team, your program, the competition, your design and build process, your robots, or anything else you can dream of that promotes the fun and excitement of being part of a VEX Robotics competition team.

Enter by January 18, 2022

Challenge Requirements
Judging Criteria
Upload Instructions


Teams must be part of a registered VIQC, VRC, or VEX U team for the current season.

  • Only one entry per team is permitted. However, each team in a multi-team school or club program may submit one entry. For example, teams 123A and 123B could each submit an entry, but team 123A could not submit two entries. Entries must vary in content and presentation to be considered separate entries. 
  • Entries submitted in previous years’ Online Challenges are not eligible for submission this year.


1st: $500 VEX Robotics gift certificate and automatic team qualification for this season's VEX Robotics World Championship

4 Finalists: $100 VEX Robotics gift certificate

Finalists and winners will be selected at each of the following programs and grade ranges, for a total of five (5) prize packages:

  • VEX IQ Elementary School
  • VEX IQ Middle School
  • VRC Middle School
  • VRC High School
  • VEX U

Challenge Requirements

Rules of the Challenge

Promote yourself, and VEX Robotics. Your video should highlight your team in order to recruit new students, mentors, and support for VEX Robotics programs. The video may be about your team, your program, the competition, your design and build process, your robots, or anything that promotes the fun and excitement of being part of a VEX Robotics team. Different videos will focus on different aspects of the VEX Robotics experience to accomplish this goal.

Technical Details

A submission must meet these minimum requirements in order to be judged.

  1. Video is created and produced solely by student team members. It is acceptable for adults to help with the technical aspects of creating and submitting a video to YouTube, and adults are encouraged to assist in completing any task that would be difficult or inappropriate for students in their age group.
  2. Format: One link to a video file posted on YouTube, SchoolTube, Youku, or equivalent video-streaming platform. Links to Google Drive, Dropbox, or other storage locations are not acceptable.
  3. Size: Up to 2 minutes, including title, credits, and any other content.
  4. Credits:  Each video must include
    • Title of submission
    • Names of students who participated (using first names only is acceptable)
    • Team number 
    • Location of team
  5. Music must be in the public domain.

Judging Criteria

  • Up to 15 points for a message that inspires students, mentors, and/or supporters to get involved with VEX Robotics
  • Up to 15 points for good video editing, including the structure and presentation of all material
  • Up to 15 points for music and/or sound that is clear, appropriate, and well-balanced
  • Up to 15 points for the clarity of the video’s message
  • Up to 15 points for the creativity of the video and its theme
  • Up to 15 points for a video that is memorable and enjoyable to watch

Upload Instructions

  • Click the green Enter Challenge button on the right side of the screen.
  • Fill out the submission form and type a brief description of your challenge entry in the Full Description box.
  • Click Save.
  • Click the blue Links/Videos button in the upper right of the screen.
  • Enter the URL, title, and description of your video.
  • Click Add Link.
  • Click the blue All Entries button to confirm that your submission is visible.
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