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National Junior Robotics
Competition

 

The National Junior Robotics Competition (NJRC) is an exciting and unique event organised annually by Science Centre Singapore, Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) and DSO National Laboratories. This robotics competition encourages students to develop problem solving skills, entrepreneurial skills, creative thinking skills and team spirit among the participants. The NJRC is about celebrating the process of learning through interactive, meaningful experiences.

Over the past 15 years, more than 45,000 participants and 220,000 supporters have gathered for this premier robotics competition. This year’s NJRC is celebrating its 16th Anniversary and NJRC 2014 promises to be filled with exciting changes to cope with international robotics competition standards!

Find out more about NJRC here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn00wP7SPfs or view the video below.

    For more information about NJRC, please head to www.njrc.com.sg or drop us a mail at njrc@science.edu.sg or call us at 6425 2547.

    Theme for NJRC 2014 and Registration

    The theme for NJRC 2014 will be announced on 5 July 2014 at the Challenge Announcement. Registration process is open till 4 July 2014 (12 noon).

    Format of Competition

    Presentation Week*: During the presentation week, teams will present to a panel of judges the work they have done for this competition. Teams will be assessed for a number of awards.
     
    Challenge Week*: The challenge comprise of one mission where teams need to accomplish with their robot creation. The mission comprises of a variety of tasks, which the teams need to accomplish to earn points.

    *Please note that each team is compulsory to participate in both presentation and challenge week in order to win award/s.

    Who can take part?

    NJRC is team based competition. A team must be composed of 3 to 5 members and a coach. All participants must meet the following age restrictions for team members to participate in a NJRC category.

    • Primary Category: Students 12 years old and below at the competition year. 
    • Secondary Category: Students 13 to 16 years old.
    • Tertiary category: Students 17 to 19 years old.  

    *Winning teams with 2 or more members with the age of 16 at the competition year will not be eligible to compete in the WRO Junior High category. The next best ranking team with the appropriate age requirements will qualify.  

    Exciting Prizes to be Won!

    Primary / Secondary

    • Championship trophy
    • Medals 
    • Incentive trip to world-class science centre & famous theme-park (e.g. Disneyland , Universal Studio)

    Tertiary

    • Championship trophy
    • Medals
    • Incentive trip to world-class science centre & famous theme-park (e.g. Disneyland , Universal Studio)
    • To represent Singapore to compete in WRO 2014 

    Other Awards

    • Best Mechanical Design Award
    • Best Programming Award
    • Best Research Award
    • Best Learning Journey Award
    • Best Presentation Award
    • Best Strategy Award
    • Entrepreneur Award
    • NI LABview award
    • Best Booth Design Award
    • Most Bizarre Robot Design
    • Judges Award

 
*Note: The organising committee reserves the rights to change the awards and prizes without prior notice. Each team is compulsory to participate in both presentation and challenge week in order to win award/s.