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 Kick-Off six weeks before game day. Below is an overview of the competition schedule and the different elements of the competition.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 competition period was lengthened to nine weeks from the normal six weeks and many events were moved to a virtual format.

Stay tuned for the 2021 competition information as we draw closer to the 2021 competition season.

 

2020 Game Day

November 14, 2020
View competition results.

2020 Participating Teams

  • 607 Eastwood/Cornerstone Schools
  • 615 Piedmont Academy
  • 618 Northridge High School
  • 619 Ridgecrest Christian School
  • 622 McKee Middle/Lanier High
  • 625 Wetumpka High School

2020 Schedule

  • Kick-Off Day (10 September 2020 – Virtual)
  • Practice Day (24 October 2020 – Virtual)
  • Game Day (14 November 2020 – Livestreamed)
    • Head to head competition
    • For health safety, limited team attendance and no spectators allowed on site.
    • Livestreamed for spectators.

2020 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
    • Spirit & Sportsmanship (temporarily removed for 2020 competition)
  • Other Optional Elements
    • Autonomous Programming Challenge Award
    • BESTMania Skills Quiz Award
    • Minecraft Challenge Award
    • BEST Robot Modeling Award
    • BEST Engineering Drawings Award
    • BEST Video Design Award
    • BEST Website Design Award

For more information, see the National BEST Robotics Website