For Competitors

Compete on the world stage

See how one robot can change the course of a student's life

In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April!


- Middle school, high school, and college/university
- More than 11,000 teams from 45 countries playing in over 900 tournaments
- Local, regional, national, and world competitions
- Standard Matches: Two alliances of two teams each playing against each other
- Robot Skills Challenge: One robot playing alone against the clock
- Online Challenges: Unique contests using CAD, animation, essays, and more

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally.

In addition to operating and supporting competitions for some of the world’s leading robotics platforms and organizations, including VEX, TSA, and BEST Robotics, the foundation also provides program support and workshops focused on technology and professional development for educators. The REC Foundation is a US-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.

For more information, visit the REC Foundation website at http://www.roboticseducation.org.