TCEA Robotics


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Each year, more than 1,400 teams participate in TCEA Robotics Contests held in 20 areas in the state of Texas and one on Guam. TCEA is pleased to bring back our face-to-face robotics contests for the 2021-2022 school year.

We are actively monitoring the health and safety guidelines for COVID protocols and hope to have more information in place before registration opens in November 2021.

Area Contest Dates and Locations

All area contests will take place in the month of January 2022. To see when and where your local area contest will be held, here’s a link to an active list broken down by area. As we know more information about each area contest, the list will be updated. 

Area Contest Registration

Registration is open from November 1, 2021 – December 3, 2021
Registration fee: $50

Late registration is available from December 4, 2021 – December 10, 2021
Late registration fee: $70

**Payments or purchase orders must be received by the date of the contest or the team will not be able to compete.


Each area will have teams advance to the State Contest in the spring, which is held in central Texas.

Teams Invited to State

Here’s a list of teams invited to the state robotics contest.

State Contest Date

April 23, 2022

State Contest Location

Hutto High School
101 FM 685
Hutto, TX 78634

State Contest Registration

Registration is open from March 21, 2022 – April 8, 2022
Registration fee: $70


Check out this list for some local hotels.


Here’s an overall schedule for the full day.

students compete in robotics contests

Arena Contest

The 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 Contest

The 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.

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 the purchase order.

Payment or purchase order must be received for your game materials (i.e. game pieces and mats) to ship.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the date of the contest, or your team(s) will not be able to participate.

Cancellation Policy
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.

Refund Policy
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.

Responsible Party
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.

Registration Payment
Send registration payments and :

Email: [email protected]
Fax: 512 476 8574

Mailing Address:
TCEA Registration
P.O. Box 18507
Austin, Texas 78760

Physical Address (for overnight payments)
TCEA Registration
3100 Alvin Devane
Building B
Austin, Texas 78741