Competition Rules

2017 STEAM CUP Online Competition Official Rules & Regulations



We expect the STEAM CUP to be a chance to build on the foundation of robotics, cultivate professional level competence, and find potential professionals to lead the future of robotics.


There are no special robot requirements to enter this competition but certain restrictions apply. Teams may consists of 1~3 members per team and ask that all names be listed with your submission. You must use a robot. It can be figures but you will be required to explain about your robot. There is no limit as to how many submission you can make each month and you can re-enter again with another entry each month.


All registration must be done through the Gallery under “STEAM CUP” in the STEAMCUP.ORG website. Please use the example format below to submit your work. Pictures and explanation about your robot are mandatory. We will offer 5 pts for videos. Videos should be uploaded on YouTube first then use that link to post here. In case you are unable to upload your video on YouTube, please upload your video file, and we will upload it for you.

The works of authorship contained in this website, including but not limited to all design, text and images (the “Materials”), are owned by the author but may be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sublicensed, altered, stored by subsequent use, or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without your prior written consent to carry out the online and offline competition. ( Application Form link )

Judging Criteria

Submission will be accepted from the 1st until the last day of each month. The submissions will be judged on the first week of each following month, and the winners will be announced no later than the second week. Our international committees will judge each submission based on the criteria below. We will re-evaluate and compare creativity only for ties.
Criteria Description Points
Creativity We will compare each submissions to rate how creative you are. 40
Completion We will judge how complete and well designed your robot is. 30
Content Contents will be judge on how fun and interesting it is. 20
Response We will judge on how much comments you get for your post. 5
Video We will offer 5 points for your video. 5
** Bonus pts offered to those who submit their own-designed R+ Design file for their entry.**
** Download R+ Design : Click Here

Monthly Awards

Description QTY Award Comment
Creative Technology Award 1 $200/points Grand Prize
Engineering Award 1 $75/points
Creative Artwork Award 1 $75/points
Group Award 1 $100/points
* You do not have to be 14 years or older to enter, but all minors are required to get parental approval before entering this competition.
* Award will be offered in points which will be good to use on ROBOTIS online shop.
* Points are non-transferrable and cannot be refunded or changed into cash.
* For team submissions, the award will be rewarded to one person.


Disqualified submissions will NOT be automatically re-submitted for the next month's competition. For those who are unable to upload videos on YouTube, please upload video files directly and we will upload it for you. Plagiarized, duplicate and improper submissions will be deprived of all honor and awards. Violent and obscene submissions will be deleted without notice.
For more information or inquiries, please contact us.