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The VEX Robotics Competition's World Championships will take place in Louisville, Kent. from Mar. 22 to 25, 2020. (Supplied)

Teams from all over the province, including some from Saskatchewan, are in the city for a big robotics tournament that paves the way to a chance at a world title.

The VEX Robotics Alberta Provincial Championships brings dozens of teams to compete at Master's Academy & College in southwest Calgary for the opportunity to qualify for the World Championship event.

Officials say a number of awards are also available for participants, including:

  • Strategy Award – given by referees to the team that shows the most effective/unique in-game strategy
  • Team Pit Award – given to the team that shows the most organization/enthusiasm/efficiency in the pit area for their table
  • People's Choice Award – voted on by all competitors based on the team that deserves special recognition
  • Junior High Skills Champion – awarded to the highest skills challenge score from a middle school team
  • Judge's Choice Award – voted for by the judges for a team that deserves special recognition

The VEX World Championships are scheduled to take place in Louisville, Kent. later this month.