VEX IQ Awards
The only mandatory event that teams must be prepared to participate in is the teamwork challenge. Alliance teams are generated by the tournament software the day of the event and it is an expectation that the teams who check in are ready to play.
Additional ways in which teams can win awards can be found below. At this time, VEX has approved the Tournament Champion and Excellence Awards as qualifying for the California State Championship.
The two teams who become tournament champions will also receive invitations to the California State Championship.
Robot Skills Award
Each team will be provided three chances at driving and three chances at programming. They will need to line up at the field and it is run on a first come, first serve basis.
Click Here to read pages 19 and 20 of the Game Manual with the rules for Robot Skills for Ringmaster.
STEM Research Award
All professional organizations hold their members to strong codes of ethics which guide their research and work. Teams will develop an area of study of solving an engineering problem in robotics that interests them while keeping in mind the three Laws of Robotics and with a strong emphasis on the codes of professional ethics found in the practice of science and engineering.
Click Here to learn more about the STEM Research Project and Grading Rubric.
Many teams create tri-fold boards to help provide information about their team and their robot as judges walk by since not every judge will be visiting every team. This may also help teams during their interview process.
Click Here to learn more about the Design Award and Grading Rubric.
- Design Award ranking
- STEM Research Project Award ranking
- Teamwork Challenge Qualification Matches ranking
- Robot Skills Challenge ranking
This is the most prestigious award in VEX IQ competition and will include and those who receive it will also be invited to the California State Championship.