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Awards

Beginner Level Awards

BEGINNER Awards ( 4 Awards ): 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place awards will be given for the highest total points accumulated on the three Apprentice Missions, Team Display and Notebook, and Spirit and Sportsmanship. In order to be considered for these awards, each team must score points on all three Apprentice Missions and complete the Team Display and Notebook, and Spirit and Sportsmanship. Click on the Missions and Challenges links to the left to see rubrics and individual mission information for scoring criteria. (team size=5-10)

Intermediate Level Awards

INTERMEDIATE Awards ( 4 Awards ): 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place awards will be given for the highest total points accumulated on three Professional Missions, Presentation, Team Display and Notebook, and Spirit and Sportsmanship. In order to be considered for these awards, each team must score points on three Professional Missions and complete the Presentation, Team Display and Notebook, and Spirit and Sportsmanship. (Teams may run all Professional Missions, but only the best three scores will count towards the total score.) Click on the Missions and Challenges links to the left to see rubrics and individual mission information for scoring criteria. Winning teams are invited to display their robots at the WSU College of Engineering Open House on April 26, 2013. (team size=8-15)

Expert Level Awards

EXPERT Awards ( 4 Awards ): 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place awards will be given for the highest total points accumulated on five Professional Missions, Presentation, Team Display and Notebook, and Spirit and Sportsmanship. In order to be considered for these awards, each team must score points on five Professional Missions and complete the Presentation, Team Display and Notebook, and Spirit and Sportsmanship. (Teams may run all Professional Missions, but only the best five scores will count towards the total score.) Click on the Missions and Challenges links to the left to see rubrics and individual mission information for scoring criteria. Winning teams are invited to display their robots at the WSU College of Engineering Open House on April 26, 2013. (team size=8-15)

Spirit and Sportsmanship Award (3 awards)

One award is given at each level, Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert, to the team earning the most points within that level. Points from Spirit and Sportsmanship apply toward the overall awards in each level.

Team Display and Notebook Award (3 awards)

One award is given at each level, Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert, to the team earning the most points within that level. Points from Team Display and Notebook apply toward the overall awards in each level. High scoring Team Display and Notebook is invited to present their display at the WSU College of Engineering Open House on April 26, 2013.

Presentation Award (2 awards)

One award is given at each level, Intermediate and Expert, for the team earning the most points within that level. Points from the Presentation apply toward the overall awards in each level.

All Missions, Presentation, Team Display and Notebook, and Spirit and Sportsmanship Challenges are judged by industry professionals and representatives from the Colleges of Education and Engineering.

MOC (My Own Creation) Awards (4 awards)

The winners of the MOC award are determined by popular vote. Anyone attending the MINDSTORMS Challenge is eligible to vote. One MOC Award will be given for each of the following categories:

  •     Freestyle MOC Builder over 15 years old (yes adults can enter).
  •     Freestyle MOC Builder ages 10 to 15.
  •     Freestyle MOC Builder under 10 years old (yes, your little brother or sister can enter).
  •     NXT/RCX-controlled MOC for Builders of all ages! (These MOCs must be programmed to move in some way.)