TCEA Robotics Contest
Area Contests are held between December 3, 2016 – January 21, 2017.
Area Contests Registration
Registration is open from November 9, 2016 – November 22, 2016.
Registration fee: $50 per team
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 the challenge theme “Code 3.”
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.
Each year, more than 1,400 teams of up to four students each participate in area contests. First and second place winners, along with wild card recipients from each of the 20 areas of Texas, advance to the state contest.
The date and location for the state contest will be announced soon.
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.
Cancellations must be made in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 (i.e. adding or dropping students) may only be made via email to email@example.com. 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:
Fax: 512 476 8574
P.O. Box 18507
Austin, Texas 78760
Physical Address (for overnight payments)
3100 Alvin Devane
Austin, Texas 78741