Awards Changes/ Clarification/ Provincial Championship Qualifications

Teams wishing to participate at the season end Provincial Championship must win at least one category of competition at a regular season event: Team Work Challenge, Skills Competition, or be the Design Award winner.

STEM research projects are not mandatorily required at the regular season events.

However, they will be accepted, and feedback will be offered to teams. No awards will be given at the event and only video submission one week before the event may be considered. The STEM research project will be one of the conditions used as part of the tie breaker process during the regular season. Follow the link to the submission format and additional information (Link).

Skills Only/Unlimited events will no longer be part of the competition offering.

Teams wishing to vie/reach for the Excellence Award should pay attention to the following:

At regular season events:
– The code of conduct must be followed by all team members and coaches.
– The robot/team performance must be at the top of every category at the competition to exemplify performance excellence.
– All judges and referee(s) must agree on the team chosen for the excellence award.

At the provincial championship:

The VEX-IQ Robotics 2018/2019 BC Championship is an invitational event. Invitations will be sent out to teams that are category winner at a competition during the regular season.

STEM research project will be mandatory for teams wishing to be consider for the Excellence Award at the Provincial Championship. This must be a unique submission that have not been submitted before. However, it can be an improvement of the previous submission during the regular season.

Skills Competition ranking alone will no longer be considered for the world competition. However, should a tie occur at the championship, the skills ranking will be used as one of the determining factors for the Excellence Award.

Excellence Award winner at the Provincial Championship will be representing western Canada at the World Robotics competition – Louisville Kentucky April 2019.