Throughout the year, a large number of events are held in the VEX calendar year (from April to April). These events allow teams to compete in different competitions throughout the year including VEX IQ, VEX VRC and KiwiChallenge.

Events hosted within New Zealand can be seen in the calendar below and anybody is welcome to come along to any of these events. If you are unsure what to bring or how to compete in the competition, have a look at How to Compete. Clicking on any event in the calendar will bring up more details about the event and it's location.


VEX VRC: In The Zone (Yr 9-13)
VRC Starstruck

VEX Robotics Competition In The Zone is played on a 12’x12’ square field. Two alliances, one “red” and one “blue,” composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver-controlled play. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by scoring your Stars and Cubes in your Zones and by Hanging Robots on your Hanging Bar.

Game Documents
In The Zone Game Manual
In The Zone Introduction Video

VEX IQ: Ringmaster (Yr 1-8)


VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field. 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 two additional challenges; The Robot Skills Challenge, where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control; and the Programming Skills Challenge, where one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously, without any driver inputs. 

Game Documents
Ringmaster Game Manual
Ringmaster Introduction Video

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