TCEA Robotics Contests Held In Each Of The Twenty Areas Of The State Of Texas

TCEA Robotics


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Area Contests

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 Contest Dates and Locations

Area contests are held between January 4, 2019 – January 26, 2019.

Area Contest Registration

Registration is open from November 12, 2018 – December 16, 2018
Registration fee: $50

Late registration is available from December 17, 2018 – December 28, 2018
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.

State Contest

First and second place winners from the area contests, along with wild card recipients from each of the 20 areas of Texas, advance to the state contest. The next State contest will be held in the Spring of 2019. 

State Contest Date

April 27, 2019 (tentative)

State Contest Registration

Registration is open from April 1, 2019 – April 19, 2019

State Contest Location


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

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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 for 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 purchase orders to:

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
Buliding B
Austin, Texas 78741

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