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Compete on the world stage.

In the VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play with other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.

Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamworkleadershipcommunications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April!

  • Elementary / primary to middle / secondary school
  • More than 8,500 teams from 45 countries playing in over 900 tournaments
  • Local, regional, national, and world competitions
  • Teamwork Challenge: Two teams working together to maximize their score
  • Robot Skills Challenge: One robot playing alone against the clock
  • STEM Research Project: Students use the scientific method to research and solve a challenge
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The Game

VEX IQ Challenge Rise Above is played on a 6’ x 8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork 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. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.


The scoring objects in VEX IQ Challenge Rise Above are 8.7″ (22.1 cm) tall Risers. There are a total of (27) Risers on the field. The object of the game is to score as many points as possible with your alliance partner by scoring Risers in Goals, completing Rows and completing Stacks.


Each Riser scored inside a Goal
1 point
Each Completed Row 3 points
Each Completed Stack 30 Points