Sonoma County Office of Education

2021 Alternative Robotics Challenge

2021 Virtual Sonoma County Robotics Challenge

2020 Alternative Robotics Alternative

Accommodations for Covid 19 were made for 2021 events. Planners aimed at meeting the needs of K-8 students with interests in mechanical design, robots, coding and STEAM. Students submitted videos and photographs documenting their challenge responses. View highlights and award winners below.

2021 Award Winners

Circuit Playground Express Awards

Gold Awards for Beginning Challenge Entries:
Seena Banwait and Surjin Banwait

Free Form Award for entry which best expressed creativity and imagination:
Ryder Deam- Step Counter

Grand Gear Head Award for Mechanical Design for entry which best demonstrates solid mechanical design and function:
Scarlett Cosgrove - Glitter Bots

Genius Programmer Award for entry which best demonstrates advanced challenge requirements:
Surjin Banwait - Clock Challenge Solution

Domino Chain Reaction Awards

Jaw Dropping Award for the entry which best uses dominoes to create a chain reaction that results in a purposeful conclusion delighting and intriguing the viewer:
Jacob McWilliams

Picasso Award for the entry which best uses dominoes to create a chain reaction demonstrating artistry & creative thinking in the unfolding of either patterns or colors:
Brandon Hausman

Playing Card Structures

Hercules Award for the builder who creates a playing card structure which best exhibits structural integrity to support weight without fasteners or glue:
Seena Banwait


Event Director/Spokesperson:
Rick Phelan |