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The 2020 TSA VEX IQ Challenge competition and the TSA VEX Robotics competition, scheduled to take place in Nashville, Tennessee at the 2020 national TSA conference, will not be held as a result of the cancellation of the national TSA conference.

Learning how to build and program a robot can be a challenging process, but the educational opportunities of innovation, creativity, and perseverance are invaluable.

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The Technology Student Association VEX IQ Challenge (VIQC, middle school) and the TSA VEX Robotics Competition (VRC, high school) enable members to challenge themselves in a fun and interactive game setting while engaging in a thought provoking, multidisciplinary, STEM activity. Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of an exciting game in which participants build innovative robots with guidance from their teachers and mentors.

Throughout the design process, participants activate critical thinking skills while exploring the relationship among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to produce a dynamic robotics product. The TSA VEX Robotics Competition offers a exhilarating platform to test a robot’s efficiency and productivity against other robots designed by their peers.   

Ready to compete? Follow these steps to register in any VEX competition at state or national levels:

      1. Affiliate with TSA for the current school year.

  2. Register with VEX as a VEX IQ Challenge team (VIQC for middle school chapters) or VEX Robotics Competition team (VRC for high school chapters). Please note:

  • There is no VEX registration fee to participate in the TSA VEX National Championship at the 2020 National TSA Conference (registration fees for state delegation TSA VEX events may be applicable. They can be found on the state TSA delegation website).
  • TSA affiliated chapters that wish to participate in a non-TSA VEX event must register separately on and pay associated registration fees. 
  • Teams that register to participate in both TSA VEX events and non-TSA VEX events will receive two (2) different registration numbers within the VEX registration system. TSA VEX registration numbers are non-transferable and can only be used for TSA related VEX events.

 3. Register for the conference through the state/national website (for a list of state conferences and website information, click here).

  4. A maximum of three (3) VRC teams and three (3) VIQC teams per state may advance to the TSA VEX National Championship event. TSA state advisors shall submit names of qualifying teams to the national TSA office and may add teams to a waitlist when registering advancing teams. A waitlist will be available on No more than two (2) teams per chapter are permitted.

Important changes to note for the 2020 National TSA Conference:

  1. The registration deadline of March 1st is no longer applicable. Registration will close on May 27, 2020.
  2. The VEX registration fee associated with the TSA VEX National Championship at the 2020 National TSA Conference has been waived. Registration fees for non-TSA VEX events and for TSA state conferences, are still applicable.
  3. The format of the TSA VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) and the TSA VEX IQ (VIQC) challenges will mirror the traditional VEX Robotics competitive events.

Additional questions? Please contact Janice Cabahug, TSA competitions manager or VEX Robotics.