Rules and Regulations for Participation

In addition to the seasonal game rules for our different challenges we have a set of "General Rules" for each WRO Category. These tell you everything you need to know about participating in a WRO competition. The General Rules for each Category state what is permitted and what is not permitted in the WRO competition, they can be updated for a new season. If you participate in the competition you should read the latest version of the General Rules to avoid problems.

For the most current General Rules for each category visit the office World Robot Olympaid Association website to download the documentation.

Semia STEM Outreach Inc and the World Robot Olympiad Association expect all teams and coaches participating in the competition to respect the WRO Guilding Principles and WRO Ethics Code.

Participants in WRO MA & CT

Age Group Definitions

Compete with peers:

In WRO we have the ambition of being relevant to students of different ages. That is why we offer competitions on platforms that provide fun and challenging experiences.

It is also why we have devided two of our categories into three age groups. In the Regular Category, each age group has a different mission. In the Open Category, the challenge is the same for all participants, but they are judged within their age group.

Please note:

The mentioned ages reflect the age of the participant in the year of the competition, not at the competition day. For participation in the international WRO final it is strictly enforced that students cannot, at any time in the year of the competition, be older than specified in the age group definitions. Example: A participant that is still 12 years old at the time of the international WRO final in November, but turns 13 years old in December the same year cannot participate in Elementary Category.

For more details please look at the General Rules for each Category.

Age Group Categories

  Regular Open Football
WeDo 6-10 6-10  
Elementary 8-12 8-12  
Junior 13-15 13-15  
Senior 16-19 16-19  
Other     10-19