VEX IQ Competition

In the VEX IQ Competition, elementary and middle school teams build, program, and drive robots in a cooperative game using the VEX IQ platform. VEX IQ Competition games are played on a 6’ x 8’ field. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. Teams are also judged on an engineering notebook that shows their understanding of the engineering design process.

Current Game: VIQC Slapshot

The scoring objects in VEX IQ Competition Slapshot are 2.5” diameter Discs. There are a total of 45 Discs on the field. The object of the game is to score as many points as possible with your alliance partner by scoring Discs in Goal Zones, removing Discs and touching Contact Zones at the end of the Match.

Our Support

The WV Robotics Alliance coordinates with schools, universities, and other partners to provide equipment, staffing, and support for qualifying tournaments throughout the state, which are generally held between November and February. The WV Robotics Alliance also coordinates the West Virginia VIQC State Championship, which is held in early March at the Fairmont State University Falcon Center.

In addition, we provide equipment and training to start new school-based VIQC teams through our Robotics Expansion Project.

The VEX IQ Challenge is presented by the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, a US-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. The REC Foundation’s mission is to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, affordable, and sustainable robotics engineering programs.

For more information about the VEX IQ Challenge or to register a team, visit the REC Foundation website: