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I was wondering what some of the contest would be and if they would be team or individual contests.

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We don't know yet either! We'd love to hear some ideas on this.

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What are the requirements for a contests to be a "contest"? I would love to suggest some ideas.

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Yeah, what kind of contests.

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So basically, the idea of the Contests is for teams to have small-scale tasks to work on regardless of whether a Botball season is happening, with BotPoints being awarded to the winners. The main requirement is that a Contest be related to STEM or Botball, and take a short time to complete (entries would have to be submitted within 1 week to 1 month of the Contest being announced, depending on the Contest).

Examples of Contest ideas that were thrown around are (1) Funny Botball-themed pictures, (2) ASCII art, and (3) programs to run in the simulator.

But, other ideas are welcome -- we are open to changing details.

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Sounds useful and engaging, hope to be involved.

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I like that idea, do you know the approximate time we will start the contests? I also think we should be able to work separately, OR together. It depends on the contest and the person(s) idea on what to do for the contest.

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I would like the idea of mini programming contests(doesn't have to be robot related algorithms and theory problems could be interesting too)

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I would like that idea too! There should also be contests for the best building designs!
Shout out to those builders out there ;).

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I would like that idea too! There should also be contests for the best building designs!
Shout out to those builders out there ;).

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I think that they could create some interesting one, finally, or maybe ask for some tips from do my paper cheap , as they had some similar projects.