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VEX IQ Robotics Competition

The VEX IQ Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the largest and fastest growing elementary and middle school (Grade 4-8)  robotics program globally. Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round.

  • More than 20,000 teams from 50+ countries playing in over 1,000 tournaments

  • In-state qualifiers, Regional Championship, and World Championship competition events

  • Teamwork Challenge: Two teams driving robots with joysticks to score

  • Robot Skills Challenge: One robot programmed playing to score

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U.S. OPEN Championship: Teams qualified for CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Tournament are award winners from all official VEX IQ tournaments in North America that include Excellence Award, Teamwork Champions, Design Award, or Robot Skills Champions. Event is by invitation only.

VEX World Championship: Every year only ~ top 10% of world teams have the experience of attending Worlds. Qualifying for World Championship is a huge accomplishment.

2024-2025 VEX IQ Competition Season

What are Included:

  1. Duration: Sep 2024-Mar 2025 (until MA Regional Championship). Extra if team makes into 2025 VEX World Championship.

  2. Robot building materials;

  3. Weekly 4-6 Coach hours on robot research, design, testing, improvement, preparation of in-state and out-state competition events, teamwork, driving skills, programming and judge interviews;

  4. Weekly 4-6hrs Classroom and competition field access;

  5. (1x) Laptop per team


What are not Included:

  1. Federal and MA Holidays, School Winter Break Week (Feb 17-21), School Spring Break Week (Apr 21-25);

  2. Competition registration fees;

  3. Travel and meals;


Team meets 2 times per week. 

  1. One at weekend (morning or afternoon) and one during the week (2hrs, 330-530pm).

  2. All members teaming: weekly, when all members present.


Competition Events:

  1. Four MA state qualifiers in Nov, Dec, Jan, and Feb (typically in Saturdays, qualified to the Regional with Awards)

  2. Two-three NH or CT qualifiers (typically Saturdays, qualified to the Regional by global ranking)

  3. (Optional) National Signature Competition (directly qualified to VEX World Championship. Weekends or Weekday)

  4. (Optional) US OPEN robotics competition (typically in Weekdays)

  5. World Championship (May 2025, typically in Weekdays)

2023-2024 Competition Season Recap
VEX IQ Competition Teams (2023-2024 Season)

2023-2024 Competition Season:

Total Trophies: 22

  • Excellence Awards: 3

  • Design Awards: 4

  • Teamwork Champions: 6

  • Teamwork 2nd places: 4

  • Robot Skills Champions: 3

  • Robot Skills 2nd Place: 1

  • Judge's Award: 1

U.S. Open National Tournament:

  • 6177C Middle School

  • 6177D Middle School

VEX Robotics World Championship:

  • 6177A Elementary 

  • 6177D Middle School


Elementary 6177A


Elementary 6177B


Middle School 6177C


Middle School 6177D

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