2013 Online Design Challenge Deadline Reminder

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Online Design Challenge Deadline Reminder

January 10, 2013

The entry deadline for the 2013 Online Challenges is approaching.

All entries must be submitted by Friday, January 11 at 2:00 PM
Central Standard Time.

You can read about the seven challenges and how to enter at http://forum.robotevents.com/design .

Here is why your students should enter the Online Challenges:

Qualify for World Championship If you are part of a VEX Robotics
Competition team registered for the 2012-2013 season, six of the
Online Challenges offer the winning entry an automatic qualification
to the 2013 VRC World Championship.

Win VEX Prizes The top three entries in all challenges except the
Essay Challenge receive VEX store credits ranging from $250 to $750.
The top 10 Essay Challenge entries receive a $50 VEX store credit.

Participate at Your Own School The Online Challenges are a great way
to get involved in robotics construction, design, and documentation
without having to go to tournaments.

Open to All The Online Challenges are open to all students, not just
those on VEX Robotics Competition teams.

Become Eligible for the Excellence Award at World Championship
Entering an Online Challenge is a prerequisite for eligibility for
the Excellence Award at the VEX Robotics Competition World

Mission Statement
The 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

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If anyone is having problems submitting their entry, please send an email to me at rick_tyler@roboticseducation.org, including your name, your forum user ID, the name of your entry and which challenge you are entering. Please include a detailed description of your problem, including the text of any error messages you see.

It sounds like there might have been a site outage recently, but I can say for sure that it has been working for at least the past two hours.

Since this is the email blast thread and not support for Online Challenges, I am locking it now. Please post any other questions or comments about the Online Challenges in either the Online Challenge discussion or official Q&A forums.