Hello, AVC competitors and enthusiasts! It’s high time we announce prizes this year, and we thank you for your patience. At the time of this writing, we have 76 teams registered already for various events. If you take a look at the prize breakdown on the AVC page, you’ll notice there are only first place prizes. That’s because with eight competitions and three divisions (K–12, undergraduate and adult), we’d have 72 winners if we did first, second and third place!
In response to feedback from competitors in the past, we’ve brought back special awards. In addition to four special awards we’ve posted already, expect to see some surprise awards on race day. Hints: Is your vehicle or bot a threat to human life? Did it even make it off the starting line? Did it suffer serious injury?
We hope the prizes add a little spice to the competition experience and provide sufficient motivation to strut your stuff with us at SparkFun AVC 2017.