2023 marks the 16th Oxford Invitational Youth Robotics Challenge (OIYRC)!
The OIYRC is a community-based partnership that encourages youth to consider careers in engineering, technology or the skilled trades.
There is a maximum of 20 teams so register your team early to guarantee a kit.
November 30th, 2023
Goff Hall, 381 Finkle Street, Woodstock, Ontario
Challenge Day Breakdown
2:00pm - 3:00 pm: Team set-up
3:00pm - 5:00 pm: Judging
5:00pm - 5:30 pm: Presentations
Teams may represent a school, a club or youth group.
Teams will have at least four (4) youth members.
Teams with more than 4 members must select a maximum of 5 members to attend the challenge in November.
Teachers and adult mentors (upon availability) may only act in an advisory role.
A team field trip to a sponsor manufacturing facility or mentor facility is strongly encouraged (upon availability).
All teams might be provided with a mentor (upon availability) to advise and assist the team throughout the process. These mentors volunteer their time to provide mentoring.
Please take the time to contact your mentors and learn from their experiences.
Mentors may also provide opportunities for plant tours in an industrial environment.
Spike Prime Kits
The kits are generously provided by our sponsors. Each team will be provided with the name of their sponsor. Each team should take the time to learn about their sponsor. The sponsor’s name should be proudly displayed by each team.
Each team must be at the Challenge with a functioning robot in order to keep the Spike Prime kit.