2019 RoboPlay Challenge

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2019 RoboPlay Challenge Competition

Saturday, May 18, 2019

2019 RoboPlay Competition Flyer

RoboPlay Scoreboard

RoboPlay Challenge Competition is a level-playing field robotics competition where achievement is solely based on students’ ability and not what resources they have available! RoboPlay Video Competition allow students to explore their creativity in writing, story telling, art, music, and film production.  Please join us, this event is open to the public!

2019 RoboPlay Theme:  Racing and Automotive

Locations and Schedule Brochures

  1. UC Davis ARC Pavilion*, CA  UC Davis MapUC Davis Schedule Brochure
  2. Orange County, CA (University High School, 4771 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612), Orange County Schedule Brochure

Registration – Opens January 15, 2019

Register and login to C-STEM web first,  then click here to register.

Priority registration is now open to C-STEM Teachers from schools with a current C-STEM Annual Subscription. General registration will open on January 29, 2019.

*Due to venue restrictions, priority is given to C-STEM Schools. We will turn away non-subscribing teams once our size limit is exceeded.

(For all C-STEM events, you must first register with the C-STEM website before you can register for the event. If you have not yet registered, click HERE to register)

Volunteers Needed

We are recruiting industry volunteers to serve as judges for the RoboPlay Video and Challenge Competitions.  See our RoboPlay Volunteer page for more information.

Volunteer Deadline to sign-up is May 1, 2019

C-STEM RoboPlay Challenge Registration & Fees Timeline

Timeline for 2019 roboplay challenge competition



  • RoboPlay Challenge Competition:  including RoboPlay Challenge Mat, a Challenge booklet and T-shirt for teacher adviser and each team member,  – $350 per team
  • RoboPlay Video Competition:  $20 per team

Media Release Forms:

Note: you can now upload the media release forms as well as email to roboplay@c-stem.ucdavis.edu.

2019 Competition Specific Information


C-STEM Awards of Achievement, Girl’s Leadership Award, Award of Excellence, and C-STEM Scholarship

Please see the Award web pages for more information about each award. Deadline: March 29, 2019

Tentative Schedule of Events

A preliminary schedule of events for C-STEM Day is posted below including the RoboPlay Challenge Competition. Details are subject to change.  The C-STEM Day events are open to public. Students and teachers who would like to attend and observe the C-STEM Day activities are welcome to do so free of charge.

Time Event
7:30am-8:30am Registration and Setup for RoboPlay Challenge Competition
8:30am-8:40am Welcome and Introduction


2019 RoboPlay Challenge Keynote Inspirer

8:40am-9:00am RoboPlay Challenge Competition Introduction
9:00am-12:00pm RoboPlay Challenge Competition Problem Solving
12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch Break (Students leave pit areas from 12:00 to 12:30 pm)
12:45pm-3:45pm RoboPlay Challenge Competition
3:45pm-4:00pm Break
4:00pm-5:00pm Awards Ceremony:


  • C-STEM Awards of Achievement
  • C-STEM Girl’s Leadership Award
  • C-STEM Awards of Excellence
  • C-STEM Scholarship for graduating students
  • RoboPlay Video Competition Winners
  • RoboPlay Challenge Competition Winners
    • Regional and Statewide awards offered to the top three teams in each division (*Regional awards will not be offered in divisions with fewer than 4 competing teams)

For general inquiries, please contact:
UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-9082
Email: roboplay@c-stem.ucdavis.edu


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