It’s one thing to program and build a robot; it’s another thing to do it as a team. This statewide event is an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H robotics to demonstrate their learning, celebrate their accomplishments, and interact with others who share an interest in robotics. Robotics clubs may compete as a team in the annual State 4-H Robotics Competition. The contest tests a club’s ability to work together creatively to solve a set of tasks. 

2024 Illinois 4-H State Robotics Challenge

Saturday, May 4, 2024 

The AgBot Challenge will take place at the Interstate Center located on McLean County Fairgrounds. Coaches and team members can register now through April 12, 2024. Note that both the coach and team members should register for the competition using the button below. Team members' required forms will be filled out electronically during the online registration by their parents. 
Robotics Competition Registration For assistance with registration email 
Location address: Interstate Center, McLean County Fairgrounds, 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington, IL

Cost per team: $20    Coaches will pay $20 at the time of registration.

Eligibility: Any Illinois youth on a robotics team (ages 8-18). 

Teams: Teams must consist of at least three youth with a maximum of ten youth. 

Challenge Download/Documents Folder:

Challenge Announcement Video Here: 

Required forms: Each team member needs to fill out the forms (Risk Waiver, Health Form, Code of Conduct, Photo Release) by clicking on the green button and filling out the online form and electronic required forms. 

Other Event Details:

  • Schedule of the Event: 8-9AM Team check in; Competition begins 9AM; Awards 4:30PM; Competition ends approximately 5PM 
  • Food at the event: Teams may bring food of their own or they may order and have food delivered to the event. 
  • Parking: There is plenty of free parking right by the Interstate Center.
  • Team Shirts: 4-H clubs wishing to use the 4-H Clover art on a t-shirt or flyer must comply with the current regulations regarding the visual appearance of the 4-H name and clover. If you have questions, please email Carissa Nelson,

Accommodations: We are happy to discuss what accommodations are possible so that all youth can safely participate in this event. Accommodation requests should be submitted to Carla Blue,, at least a week before the event so that arrangements can be made.

Competition Questions:  Keith Jacobs,

Logistic Questions: Carla Blue,

Contact for More Information

Illinois 4-H STEM Team
Keith Jacobs
State 4-H STEM Specialist
Keith Jacobs