Team – the online challenges for the 2018-2019 year are posted. Not all have details yet, but the challenges are named. You can look at other years to get a flavor of what will be required. In the past, online challenges needed to be complete to be eligible for the Excellence award at Worlds, but that is changed this year. You are not required, but I would bet the judges will ask what challenges you did. I am guessing that completing some will up your chances for success.
From the looks of it, you can enter for: VRC Girl Powered – What it means to be GIRL POWERED, VRC Promote Award – Submit a Vex promotional video, VEX Photography – Submit a photo that represents what it means to be involved in robotics, Team Website Challenge – create a team website, Electronics online challenge – investigate something electrical and learn how it works, Make it real CAD challenge – Submit a design in CAD, Robot Virtual Worlds online challenge – Create your own game in Robot Virtual Worlds.
Online Challenges are a great way to continue learning about robotics, design, and engineering. They also come with prize money and often an invite to VEX WORLDS, plus the best prize, the praise and recognition of your peers!
Take some time, review the challenges and pick a few for the team to work on. Remember – they need to be submitted by January 15, 2019.