2020 RoboPlay Challenge

Cover of RoboPlay Challenge Competition page

CANCELLED – The 2020 RoboPlay Challenge Competition has been cancelled due to growing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and campus health guidelines.

The annual event, which hosts over 1,000 people, is not a suitable environment given the recent accounts about the Coronavirus. Cancelling the event is a necessary precaution, as the health of our participants, staff, and volunteers is a main priority.  However, we encourage you to participate in the 2020 RoboPlay Video Challenge, which will continue on as it does not require physical gathering. 

We recognize the enormous amount of work that has been put towards preparing for this event, and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. All attendees who registered will receive a refund. If you have inquiries regarding your refund, please contact orders@c-stem.ucdavis.edu. For general questions regarding the RoboPlay Competition, feel free to contact roboplay@c-stem.ucdavis.edu.

2020 RoboPlay Challenge Competition

Saturday, May 16, 2020

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!

2020 RoboPlay Theme: Adventure and Exploration

C-STEM RoboPlay Challenge Registration & Fees Timeline

Timeline for 2020 roboplay challenge competition


2020 Competition Specific Information


Click here to register.

Cost: $350 per team
Rules: See the Call for Participation (CFP) linked above for full rules.
Team Limit: Each teacher may sponsor up to two teams. Any C-STEM Teacher who teaches more than two verified C-STEM classes may sponsor as many teams as verified C-STEM classes you are teaching. To have a C-STEM class verified, please have your Principal fill out ​the 2020 C-STEM Class Verification Form linked above and send it to ​roboplay@c-stem.ucdavis.edu​ with the Subject “C-STEM Class Verification for RoboPlay.”​ Note that teachers bringing more than two teams may only bring one team from each class.

Award Applications:

Award applications for the Award of AchievementAward of ExcellenceGirl’s Leadership Award, and C-STEM Scholarship can be downloaded as a PDF .

Media Release Forms:

The media release forms are here: (English | Spanish). You can upload them here or email them to roboplay@c-stem.ucdavis.edu.

2021 RoboPlay Call for Logos!

The UC Davis C-STEM Center is seeking original logos for the 2021 RoboPlay Competition! The theme for 2021 is Clean Energy and Environment.

– All submitted entries must be of original work, and must not include, be based on, or derived from any pre-existing or third-party designs, trademarks, or copyrighted images.
– Designs must incorporate the theme.
– Final logos must include a source file in Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, or Publisher in addition to a final png or jpg file
– Limit of 10 entries per teacher

The logo may be used in all media – including online, print, and other visual collateral. All entries will become the property of the UC Davis C-STEM Center. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees that any and all intellectual property rights in the logo design are deemed assigned to the C-STEM Center. UC reserves the right to modify the chosen logo
to better fit the needs of the competition.

How to submit an entry:
– Fill out this Google Form.