Each year, BEST Robotics designs a new game centered around a real-world problem. Teams receive the game details when the competition period begins at Kickoff eight weeks before game day. Below is an overview of the competition schedule and the different elements of the competition.
Stay tuned for the 2021 competition information as we draw closer to the 2021 competition season.
2021 Game Day
November 6, 2021
Multiplex at Crampton Bowl (220 Hall St., Montgomery, AL)
Open to the public.
- 11 AM: Competition Begins
- 12:30 PM: Lunch break
- 1:00 PM: Competition Resumes
- 4:15 PM: Elimination matches
- 5:30 PM: Awards Ceremony
2021 Participating Teams
- #601 American Christian Academy
- #603 Billingsley High School
- #604 Davidson High School
- #605 East Alabama
- #606 Edward Bell Career Technical Center
- #607 Eastwood/Cornerstone Schools
- #608 Glenwood School
- #609 Evangel Christian School
- #613 Elmore County High School
- #616 Johnnie R. Carr Middle School
- #617 Saraland Middle School
- #618 Saraland High School
- #619 Thompson High School
- #621 Stanhope Elmore High School
- #622 McKee Middle/Lanier High School
- #623 Jordan Vocational High School College and Career Academy
- #624 The Montgomery Academy
- #625 Wetumpka High School
The key events are listed below. Look for more details to be released closer to Kickoff.
- Kickoff Day (9 September 2021 – ASU Dunn-Oliver Acadome)
- Task and detailed requirements revealed. Materials provided.
- Practice Day (23 October 2021 – Eastdale Mall)
- Practice on the game field.
- Game Day (6 November 2021 – Montgomery Multiplex)
- Head to head competition.
2021 Competition Elements
- Robot Competition – Design, Build, and Drive!
- Engineering Notebook – Document Your Process and Results
- Critical Design Review
- BEST Award Competition – Optional
- Marketing Presentation
- Team Exhibit & Interviews
- Other Optional Elements
- Autonomous Programming Challenge Award
- Minecraft Challenge Award
- BEST Robot Modeling Award
- BEST Engineering Drawings Award
- BEST Video Design Award
- BEST Website Design Award