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Once Upon a Robot Competition 2020



Get your entry pack

Download our entry pack, or request one to be posted to you.


Draw your robot

Create your robot on the plain A4 sheet of paper include.

You can use any art medium you like!


Label up to five important features on your drawing

Let the judges know about all your robot’s useful gadgets.


Write your design spec in up to 200 words

Explain your robot’s job or function and describe the key features you labelled on the drawing.


Complete our online entry form

Scan or photograph your entry page into a computer, or return your entry pack by post and fill out our online entry form before the deadline to be in with a chance to win.

Competition Details

  • Opens for entries: 10th January 2022
  • Deadline for entries: 24th April 2022
  • Winners announced: 21st June 2022

Entry Criteria

  1. The Draw A Robot Competition is open to UK children in Key Stage 1 (aged 5 – 7 years, see Terms and Conditions below).
  2. You do not have to be registered at a UK school to enter.
  3. Only individual entries will be accepted.
  4. Your entry must include:
    • a drawing of a robot in any medium, drawn on a blank piece of A4 paper.
    • up to five features, labelled on the drawing
    • a written description of your robot, in up to 200 words
  5. Your entry must be entirely your own work.
  6. You must complete our online form no later than the 24th April 2022 to be in with a chance to win.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Entries to the Draw a Robot competition are open from 10th January to 24th April 2021.
  2. To enter, children must be born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2016 and residing in the United Kingdom.
  3. Entries must be submitted via our online form by 23:59 BST on the 24th April 2022. Entries received by post without an accompanying electronic form submission will not be considered.
  4. Entries will be scored, by an independent judging panel, on: the creativity of the robot drawing; the utility of the robot’s task or job; the feasibility of the robot design.
  5. By entering, you grant permission to the EPSRC UK-RAS Network to use your submitted drawing, name, and age in promotional materials both online and in print.
  6. Winners will be invited to a virtual award ceremony on the 21st June as part of the UK Festival of Robotics.
  7. The UK-RAS Network will cover UK transportation costs for the competition winner and up to two parents / guardians to visit the AMRC Factory 2050 in Sheffield, up to a maximum value of £250.

Enter by Post

To enter your drawing by post, please send your completed entry pack to:

Draw a Robot Competition
c/o The UK-RAS Network
The Hamlyn Centre
Room B414A, Bessemer Building
South Kensington Campus
Imperial College London
Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2AZ

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