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How to Enter:

Follow @VEXRobotics Instagram account & share a picture of you or your child in his or her competition costume on Instagram and use the hashtags #Dress2Win #VEXWorlds for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the HEXBUG store at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship! For more information, see the Official Rules below. In order to participate, if your Instagram is private, please set it to public on April 24th in order to enter your photo.


The VEX Robotics World Championship 2019 Costume Contest will award [2] First Place winners, [2] Second Place winners, and [2] Third place winners with a trophy. The First-Place winners will also be awarded a $100 gift certificate to the HEXBUG store at the event. The gift certificate is only valid at the HEXBUG store at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship. To be eligible to be declared a winner and receive a Prize, you may only enter one photo of yourself or one photo per child, if being submitted by a parent. A submitting parent may submit a photo of more than one child, but no more than one photo of an individual child. The entrant must be a participant at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship. The winners will be chosen on April 27, 2019 and April 30, 2019 and contacted via social media. The winning photo will be posted on all VEX Robotics social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. See below for Official Rules.

Official Rules

How to Enter:

Follow @VEXRobotics Instagram account and share a picture of yourself or your child who is participating at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship in his or her VEX Worlds Competition Costume on Instagram and use the hashtag #Dress2Win #VEXWorlds for a chance to win. If your Instagram profile is private, please set it to public during the Promotion Period in order to enter your photo. By posting yourself or your child’s VEX Worlds Competition Costume image on social media using the #Dress2Win #VEXWorlds hashtags to enter the Promotion, you agree to the following:

  • By posting my photo on social media using the hashtags #Dress2Win #VEXWorlds for purposes of entering the Costume Contest, I hereby grant to Innovation First International (Program Administrator of the VEX Worlds 2019 Costume Contest) and those acting with its authority and permission (collectively “IFI”), the irrevocable and unrestricted right and permission to use, re-use, publish, and re-publish photographic portraits or video of me, my minor child, or in which my minor child or I may be included, in whole or in part, without restriction as to changes or alterations, or reproductions thereof in all media now or hereafter for television, print, outdoor, website, Internet or collateral for IFI, VEX Robotics, and the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (RECF).
  • I grant this right without compensation and for an unlimited time. I hereby waive any right that my minor child or I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products and the content or advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied. On behalf of myself and my minor child, as applicable, I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless IFI, VEX Robotics, and the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (RECF) from any liability by virtue of use of photographs or video of me or my minor child, as applicable. They may do so without any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.
Promotion Period(s):

Entries accepted from April 24, 2019 5:00 pm EST until April 26, 2019 5pm EST and April 28, 2019 8:00 am until April 29, 2019 5pm EST.

(Collectively referred to herein as the “Contest Period(s)”).


Two winners (“Winners”) will be selected by VEX Robotics Marketing Department based on the Criteria set forth in these Contest Rules to receive a prize (“Prize”) as follows:

  • First Prize Winner - Each Entrant named by judge(s) as a First Prize Winner will receive a trophy and a $100 gift certificate to the HEXBUG store at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship event.
  • Second Prize Winner - Each Entrant named by judge(s) as a Second Prize Winner will receive a trophy.
  • Third Prize Winner - Each Entrant named by judge(s) as a Third Prize Winner will receive a trophy.

Some restrictions may apply. Winners may not substitute or exchange Prizes. VEX Robotics reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for a Prize or any portion thereof. Prizes are not assignable or transferable. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).


Odds of being selected depend on the number of valid submissions.

What We are Looking for:

The VEX Robotics Costume Contest is a chance for you, the true robotics enthusiast, to show off your team pride! Winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. The costume’s originality and creativity (50%)
  2. The overall quality of the costume (50%)

Prize winners will be selected in the sole discretion of VEX Robotics and its agents whose decisions will be final, subject to verification of selected winners' eligibility. Any entry that does not comply with the requirements of these Contest Rules or that is deemed offensive or inappropriate, in the sole discretion of VEX Robotics and its agents, shall be disqualified.

Selection of Winner:

The Winners will be selected by a panel of judges. The first group of Winners will be selected on April 27, 2019 and on the second group of Winners on April 30, 2019. Winners will be contacted via the social media platform used for the Promotion entry. An announcement of the Winners will be posted to the VEX Robotics social media pages once the Winners have been contacted and confirmed. Winners will have 24 hours to respond once contacted. If an initially selected Winner does not respond within the required time, that Winner will be disqualified, and a new Winner will be chosen.

Each Submission must be the original work of the Entrant; it must not infringe any party's intellectual property or other rights; it must not contain obscene or pornographic material; it must not include threats to any person, place, business, group or to world peace; it must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and it must not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations.

A Submission may depict individuals other than the Entrant, provided that Entrant obtains and provides express written permission from any and all identifiable individuals to use such individual's image/likeness/voice. Also, although more than one person may appear in a Submission, only a single person may be identified as the Entrant of the Submission, and only that person will be able to win a Prize, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. If any group elects to collaborate on a Submission, they are required to designate one person as the agent of the group to enter the Contest, agree to these rules, and accept the Prize on behalf of the group. VEX Robotics is not liable for any disputes between collaborators arising under or related to the Contest.

A Submission may not utilize live animals unless the Entrant owns the animal or has obtained the consent of the animal's owner and the animal was not harmed in the making of the Submission.

Each Submission must not contain any copyrighted works (other than those owned by the Entrant). VEX Robotics reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) remove or blur, or to ask the Entrant to remove or blur, any elements which violate these Contest Rules or are non-material (e.g. small logos on clothing, artwork hanging in the background, etc.), rather than disqualify an otherwise compliant Submission. If in VEX Robotics' determination it is necessary or advisable to make adjustments to an otherwise compliant Submission to comply with these Contest Rules, VEX Robotics may, in its sole discretion, elect to do so, or may ask the Entrant to do so.

Submissions may be reviewed for content before being judged, posted on the Website or otherwise publicly displayed; however, such review does not relieve Entrant from responsibility for compliance with all of these Contest Rules. Submissions that do not comply in all material respects with these Contest Rules or that otherwise contain prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by VEX Robotics, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified, will not be published or will be removed from the Website, and will be ineligible for Prizes. VEX Robotics will make the final determination as to which Submissions are eligible to take part in this Contest and be considered for a Prize. Certain Submissions may be featured from time to time on the Website or on one or more websites of VEX Robotics' choosing during and following the Contest Period, in VEX Robotics’ sole discretion; being selected as a featured Submission on any website is unrelated to the judging criteria and does not guarantee selection as a winner in the Contest.

All entries become the exclusive property of VEX Robotics and will not be returned. By entering this Contest, you irrevocably license VEX Robotics and its sublicensees to reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute copies of, and make derivative works based on any Submission.

Representations and Warranties:

You represent and warrant at all times that:

  1. You own each Submission
  2. Use of each Submission by VEX Robotics does not violate any copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right of any third party
  3. Use of each Submission by VEX Robotics does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, or any other rights of any person or entity

You agree to pay all royalties, fees and any other monies owed to any person by reason of any use of a Submission to VEX Robotics. If any Submission contains any content subject to any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other similar right of a third party, upon request by VEX Robotics, you agree to obtain and provide to VEX Robotics a written release signed by such third-party, in form and substance satisfactory to VEX Robotics.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold VEX Robotics harmless from and against any third-party claims arising out of or relating to any breach of any representation, warranty or covenant made by Entrant in connection with his or her entry into the Contest and agreement to these Contest Rules.


VEX Robotics and its affiliated and successor corporations, their directors, officers, shareholders, employees and other agents, will not be responsible for:

  1. Entries that are incomplete, late, lost, illegible, misplaced, misdirected or mutilated
  2. Telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, or other computer-related or communications-related malfunctions or failures
  3. Any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of VEX Robotics
  4. Any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest

VEX Robotics shall not be responsible for the quality or adequacy of the Prize or any portion thereof or the products or services to be provided to the Prize winner. VEX Robotics will not be responsible or liable for loss or injury resulting from Entrant's entering the Contest, or from a Winner’s acceptance or use or misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof. Each Winner will be required to sign a liability waiver. By submitting an entry, all Entrants accept and agree to these Contest Rules and the decisions of VEX Robotics in administering the Contest, which shall be final. Each Winner assumes complete liability for damage to property or injuries to the Winner and his or her guests or invitees caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest, or the use or misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof.

Selection of Winners:

After the conclusion of each of the two Contest Periods, VEX Robotics will select the Winners from among the entries received during each the applicable Contest Period, respectively.

Disclosure of Winner/Submissions:

The identity and state of residence of the Entrants chosen as Contest winners may be disclosed on the VEX Robotics website,, social media properties, mentioned in press releases and Blogs. All approved Submissions may also be published on the VEX Robotics website,, social media properties, mentioned in press releases and Blogs.

VEX Robotics Use of Entry Information:

Entrants hereby agree that in consideration of being permitted to enter the Contest, they hereby grant VEX Robotics a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license for a period up to three (3) years to utilize the information supplied in response to the survey questions on the registration form submitted to enter the Contest (collectively, “Survey Information”) in any way and for any purpose whatsoever. The Survey Information will not be returned to any Entrant.

Personal Information:

The entry form submitted to enter the Contest includes personally-identifying information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address and date of birth. This information will be used to:

  1. Verify your eligibility to enter the Contest
  2. Contact you to receive a Prize if you are chosen as a winner
  3. Post your name and state of residence on the Website if you are chosen as a winner.

VEX Robotics treats the information provided by Entrant and any personally-identifying information you submit on the entry form as confidential. However, such information may be used for VEX Robotics' internal business and marketing purposes.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, VEX Robotics reserves the right to disclose any information in its possession if VEX Robotics believes that disclosure is necessary to:

  1. Conform to legal requirements or respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by VEX Robotics, whether or not a response is required by applicable law
  2. Enforce the Contest Rules or to otherwise protect VEX Robotics’ rights
  3. Protect the safety of members of the public
General Release:

By entering the Contest, you release VEX Robotics and its affiliated and successor corporations, their directors, officers, shareholders, employees and other agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotion agencies, Contest partners and Prize suppliers from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or the delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Prize or any portion thereof (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.


The Contest and these Contest Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Texas. If any provision of these Contest Rules is declared to violate any applicable international, federal, state or municipal law, it shall be amended to conform to such law and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Entrants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules and by the decisions of VEX Robotics, which are final and binding in all respects. If a jurisdiction in which an Entrant resides prohibits such participation in accordance with the rules stated herein, such Entrant is ineligible to participate in the Costume Contest. Entrants who violate these Contest Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to VEX Robotics, the Contest or any other Entrant (in each case as determined in VEX Robotics’ sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from the Contest. If you have any questions about these Contest Rules or the Contest, please send written questions to VEX Robotics, 6725 W. FM 1570, Greenville, TX 75402, or

Contest Rules:

To obtain a copy of these Contest Rules, send a written request to VEX Robotics, 6725 W. FM 1570, Greenville, TX 75402, Attention: VEX Worlds Photo Contest.

Copyright Notice: The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2019 VEX Robotics. All rights reserved.