Time (Again) to Join the Wonder League Robotics Competition!

Wonder Leauge Robotics Competition Video
August
14

Coach’s Guide
Distributed

October
30

Mission One:
Released

October
30

Mission Two:
Released

December
4

Mission Three:
Released

February
16

All Mission
Submissions Due

March
5

Invitational Round
Commences

2018 WLRC Winners Announced!

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Our Robotics Competition

Coding is the new team sport for future tech leaders and innovators. This year, teams will participate in three rounds of missions over a five-month period to become eligible for a Wonder Workshop sponsored Invitational Round in Spring 2018. Teams of kids, ages 6-8 and 9-12, will design solutions for real-world science and technology challenges by programming Dash & Dot. They will develop problem-solving and creativity skills while building meaningful relationships with their peers and having fun! Plus they will display their scientific thinking through authentic journaling.

Why Join?

  • Encourage 21st-century learning
  • Develop computational thinking skills
  • Build teamwork and community spirit
  • Compete from anywhere in the world
  • Submit all entries online
  • Have a blast!
  • Participate for FREE!

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Prizes

Grand Prize

  • $5,000 STEM grant
  • Each member of a winning team receives a Dash robot
  • National recognition
  • Official Invitational Round Winning Team Certificates

Top 5 Teams

  • Each member of a winning team receives a Dash robot
  • Official Invitational Round Winning Team Certificates

Finalists

  • Recognized Honorable Mentions
  • Official Invitational Round Participation Certificates

The Origins

The Wonder League Robotics Competition started in 2015 and has reached more than 24,000 kids in just two years. This growing network of coding and robotics clubs uses our all-inclusive program to inspire an early love of coding, computer science, tangible learning and STEM education.

Through a series of story-based missions, the teams develop problem-solving, growth mindset, and creativity skills through learning to code. Last year, we invited international teams to participate, and Team X-PLODE, the 6-8 age category grand prize winners, hailed all the way from Bangalore, India.

The grand prize winners for ages 9-12 was an all-girls team, The Pink Eagles, from Hartland, Michigan, who gained national notoriety for their dedication and persistence.

Through the competition, our daughter and her teammates surfaced tremendous creative problem-solving ideas, inventiveness and persistence — critical lifelong skills. What started as a robotics project for a small group of girls grew into a remarkable story of learning and perseverance that excited our entire community.

– Frank Tappen, coach of The Pink Eagles

What's Required?


  • Ages 6-12 (as of August 14) can join a team.
  • Recruit kids from your school, your community, or your neighborhood. As a coach (ages 18+), you can form a team of kids for either age bracket: 6-8 or 9-12. Most teams have an average of three kids.
  • We will be asking you to join a Coaches Cohort on Edmodo, where we will distribute and collect all materials, and encourage community conversations (more details to come in August).
  • No prep needed! We provide all of the challenges, guidelines, and best practices virtually for you to share with your team members.
  • The newly expanded window of participation allows for flexible scheduling. Your teams can spend about two hours per week to complete each mission over six weeks, or you can dedicate more time per week over a shorter period.
  • Each team will need 1 Dash and 1 Dot robot, 1 programming device (see list of compatible devices), and basic arts and crafts supplies. We recommend a practice area of about 5 feet by 8 feet, for uninterrupted solution testing.
  • Complete all criteria for the three rounds of missions and be eligible for the Spring 2018 Invitational Round.