Wonder League Robotics Competition

The WLRC

Coding is the new team sport for future tech leaders and innovators. Teams of kids ages 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14 will design solutions for real-world science and technology challenges by programming Dash, Dot, and our newest robot, Cue. 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.

Ready for Year 5?

Registration is now open! We are thrilled to be partnering with Cartoon Network this year to bring even more humor, heart, and creativity to the competition.  More details will be revealed this fall on how Dash will be joining his friends from one of Cartoon Network’s most beloved series.

Coaches – register now to have early access to discounts and resources to help your teams practice their skills with summer mini missions as well as access to our new coaches’ dashboard. The competition will launch September 16th, 2019.  All missions and additional resources will be released then.  Get ready – it’s going to be a wonderful new competition year!

Fun facts

Girl power

47% of WLRC participants are girls!

Team growth

63% of our coaches found a growth in teamwork, collaboration and perseverance in their teams.

Worldwide

69 countries participated in last year’s competition.

Why join?

Encourage 21st-century learning

Develop computational thinking skills

Build teamwork and community spirit

Compete virtually from anywhere in the world

Submit all entries online

Participate for free

Prizes

3 Grand prizes:

  • $5,000 STEAM grant
  • Each member of a winning team receives a robot of his/her choice
  • National recognition
  • Official Invitational Round Winning Team Certificates
  • Additional prizes to TBD

Top 15 teams:

  • Each member of a winning team receives a robot of their choice
  • Official Invitational Round Winning Team Certificates
  • Official Final 15 T-shirts
  • Additional prizes to TBD

Invitational round invitees:

  • Recognized Honorable Mentions
  • Additional prizes to TBD

The origins

The Wonder League Robotics Competition started in 2015 and has now reached more than 78,000 kids over the last four years. This growing network of coding and robotics teams uses our all-inclusive program to inspire an early love of coding, computer science, tangible learning, and STEAM education.

Through a series of story-based missions, the teams develop problem-solving, growth mindset, and creativity skills while learning to code. Three years ago, we invited international teams to participate and continue to see an ever-growing international presence making the Wonder League a truly global competition.

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 for learning and perseverance that excited our entire community.

Frank Tappen

Coach of The Pink Eagles, 2016-2017 winners

What is required?

Past competitors from around the world

Teams from all over the world are welcome to compete in the Wonder League. Our past competitors joined us from 69 different countries, and we look forward to welcoming even more countries into the league this year.

  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chili
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Republic of Korea
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can compete?

Any kid, anywhere in the world, ages 6-14 as of 12/31/19, can participate. There are three age brackets: 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14. Kids must be the qualifying age for their bracket on the last day in 2019, when registration closes.

What makes a team?

A team is made up of a supervising adult coach and one or more children. That’s right, kids can compete solo but will need a coach who is 18+ to help with the submission process! For multi-kid teams, each member must be in the same age bracket. Coaches may have multiple teams within the same registration form.

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