Sat, 29 Jan | Palm. North Conference & Function Centre

2021/22 VEX IQ Challenge National Championship

Presented by The Wright Family Foundation, the VIQC Nationals is where we see teams across all NZ compete for qualification spots to VEX World Championships in Dallas, Texas 2022! This is the largest VEX IQ event run in NZ each year, and is open for public to visit and attend for free.
2021/22 VEX IQ Challenge National Championship

Time & Location

29 Jan, 8:00 am NZDT – 30 Jan, 3:00 pm NZDT
Palm. North Conference & Function Centre, 354 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand

About the Event

The Wright Family Foundation, CEDA, Manawatu District Council, Kiwibots and Central Robotics proudly present the 2021 VEX IQ Challenge National Championships for NZ. 

Teams from all across NZ gather to compete at the VEX IQ Challenge Nationals to show us what they've got with the new season's game and compete for spots to represent New Zealand at the 2022 VEX World Championships, held in Dallas, Texas. 

This will be a 2 day event (Saturday 29 Jan - Sunday 30 Jan) with early check in/inspection available Friday afternoon. 

Event schedule will be uploaded closer to the event. 

The event is free to attend and spectate, thanks to the support of The Wright Family Foundation, CEDA (Central Economic Development Agency), and Manawatu District Council.

Registration Fees for Teams

Note a registration fee (separate to your annual registration with REC Foundation) will be required prior to the event to cover costs of the event. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors - this fee has been waived for all teams travelling from outside the Manawatu region, and a significant $100 discount has been applied for local teams. 

Student definition and grades (If you think your team is in the wrong grade please email us asap):

Student - Anyone born after May 1, 2006 (i.e. who will be 15 or younger at VEX Worlds 2022). Eligibility may also be granted based on a disability that has delayed education by at least one year. Students are the individuals who design, build, repair, and program the Robot with minimal adult assistance.  • Elementary School Student - Any Student born after May 1, 2009 (i.e. who will be 12 or younger at VEX Worlds 2022). Elementary School Students may “play up” and compete as a Middle School Student. • Middle School Student - Any eligible Student that is not an Elementary School Student.