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All judged awards require that the teams complete and submit an Engineering Notebook. Teams may compete with their robot on the field without submitting an Engineering Notebook, but the team will not be interviewed and/or will not be eligible for judged awards.
This is the highest award presented in the tournament. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in building a well-rounded Vex robotics program. This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork. A strong contender in numerous award categories, this team deserves to be recognized for their accomplishments building a robot and in building a team committed to quality in everything they do.
The "Innovate" award will be presented to a team that has demonstrated a strong combination of ingenuity, innovation and creativity while designing a competitive Vex Elevation robot. This award will more specifically recognize a team that has an innovative solution to the complex problems presented by the Vex Elevation game.
The "Amaze" award will be presented to a team that has built a competition robot that defines "Quality". Solid mechanical design along with demonstrated robot strength, programming, robustness, performance and consistency are key attributes assessed for this award.
The "Think" award will be presented to a team that has successfully utilized autonomous programming modes during competition. Quality, consistency and success of autonomous programs as well as the ability of the students to explain the programming process will help to determine a winner of this award. This award will be judged by the referees and programming inspectors.
Presented to the top scorer in the Programming Skills Challenge.
Presented to the top scorer in the Robot Skills Challenge.
Presented to the runner-up alliance of the tournament.
Presented to the winning alliance of the tournament.
The "Cooperate" award will be awarded to a team that demonstrates extraordinary teamwork. Teamwork under pressure, demonstrated teamwork over the entire season, and teamwork demonstrated on the field of play and throughout the event will play a major role in earning this award.