Arena ContestThe Arena contest is a prescribed problem contest. Teams of two (2) to four (4) students receive a set of challenge rules and specifications designed around a challenge theme.
Inventions ContestThe Inventions contest is an open-ended contest. Teams of two (2) to four (4) students will create a robotic invention that solves a problem of their choice.
Each year, more than 1,400 teams of up to four students each participate in TCEA Robotics Contests held in each of the twenty areas of the state of Texas. The Area contests will be held in January 2019. Teams are invited to compete in one of the following four categories:
- Intermediate Arena
- Intermediate Inventions
- Advanced Arena
- Advanced Inventions
Area contests are held between January 4, 2019 – January 26, 2019.
Area Contest Registration
Registration is open from November 12, 2018 – December 16, 2018. The registration fee is $50, late registration is available from December 17, 2018 – December 28, 2018 the late registration fee is $70.
Policy for Changes and Cancellations
TCEA accepts American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and school purchase orders (POs) for payment. Purchase orders must include the following information: registrants’ names, a breakdown of coverage, a dollar amount for each item, and a total amount for the purchase order.
Payment or purchase order must be received by the date of the contest, or your team(s) will not be able to participate.
Cancellations must be made in writing via email to [email protected] no later than five days before the contest. Cancellations received by the deadline will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after the deadline, but before the contest, will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, per team. After the event has taken place, no refunds will be given.
If you registered with a purchase order, your purchase order will be charged the cancellation fee. Refunds will be processed after the event has taken place.
Changes to Registration
Changes in registration may only be made via email to [email protected]. The email must include the sponsor’s name and a list of items to be changed. A confirmation email will be sent to the registrant once changes are made.
Regardless of the situation, it is the responsibility of the individual registrant to pay any balance that was not paid for by the employer, including cancellation charges.
Send registration payments and purchase orders to:
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 512 476 8574
P.O. Box 18507
Austin, Texas 78760
Physical Address (for overnight payments)
3100 Alvin Devane
Austin, Texas 78741