Congratulations for qualifying for the Texas BEST/UIL State Championship! You have already proven yourselves to be wonderful robot designers. The University of Texas at Dallas is proud to welcome you to the Championship at the Dr. Pepper Arena and Frisco Convention Center in Frisco, TX. We hope to make this event as memorable and pleasurable as possible for all the qualifying coaches, mentors, team members and guests.

Congratulations for qualifying for the Texas BEST/UIL State Championship! You have already proven yourselves to be wonderful robot designers. The University of Texas at Dallas is proud to welcome you to the Championship at the Dr. Pepper Arena and Frisco Convention Center in Frisco, TX. We hope to make this event as memorable and pleasurable as possible for all the qualifying coaches, mentors, team members and guests.

Online Registration

One person from each team should complete the online registration. In the registration form you will need to provide your team information (school name, number, hub, etc.) as well as primary and secondary contacts, and reserve your time slots for Compliance Checks, Photographs, Practice Times, and (BEST Award teams only) Marketing Presentation.

Once the registration is submitted, an email receipt will be sent to the contact addresses provided in the form and you will be registered. More details about the event will be sent to the teams’ contacts as the event dates approach.


Upload your team notebook

Notebooks are collected electronically at Texas BEST. To upload your notebook you will need to scan all the pages and create a digital document to be uploaded. Please save them as Microsoft Word or PDF format only.Your digital notebook and appendix files MUST be saved and uploaded in one of the following formats:

Team####_SchoolName_notebook (e.g., Team0099_UTDallas_notebook)
Team####_SchoolName_appendix (if additional file is needed)

Notebooks that do not follow this naming system will not be accepted. Deadlines for notebook submissions are listed below.

Hub Competition Date Due Date (upload by 11:59 p.m. CT)
Collin County (CoCo) October 13 October 27
North Houston October 13 October 27
West Texas October 13 October 27
Big Country October 20 November 3
Capitol October 20 November 3
Dallas October 20 November 3
Denton County October 20 November 3
Cowtown October 27 November 10
San Antonio October 27 November 10
New Mexico November 3 November 17
U-STEM November 3 November 17

Complete the Medical, Talent and Liability Release Form

Complete release forms (pdf) for all participating members, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers who are attending, and upload the forms. Please complete all forms by November 27. Late forms can be turned in the day of Registration. Please note: Individuals will NOT be able to participate without a Release Form on file.

If you would prefer to fax or mail forms, send them to:

Texas BEST
University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, FA31
Richardson, TX 75080
Fax: 972-883-4454

Please write team name and number at the bottom of all forms.


Complete the Team Demographics Form

Complete the Team Demographics Form for the team and upload the Demographics form here. Please complete all forms before arriving. Please note: A completed Demographics Form is required as part of compliance.


Trends in Innovation event at UT Dallas

We are excited to announce that we are offering a “Trends in Innovation” event at the UT Dallas campus on the afternoon of Thursday, November 29, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. This event will allow participants to interact with some cool new technologies and innovators from Texas Instruments, Rockwell Collins, Lockheed Martin, GoBone, The Truman Factory, and more! We will start with an “open browsing” section where participants can explore the innovative technologies at the event, followed by presentations from key leaders in the field. Snacks and drinks will be provided free of charge. We will also have campus tours on Thursday afternoon for students and others that want to learn more about The University of Texas at Dallas. Register for the event.


Hotel Reservations and travel arrangements

Hotel Information is available on the Hotels/Local Info tab above. If you are booking a bus, check with the company about how long the driver can be on duty without having to take a break. Many states have laws regarding driving-time limitations for bus drivers.


Championship Handbook

Download the championship handbook (PDF) for details about event structure, location, etc.


Emergency Contact

Determine one adult who will be responsible for receiving any emergency phone calls that may occur from home while your team is at Texas BEST. Provide that person’s cell phone number to parents, school officials and others as you see fit. Texas BEST and the University of Texas at Dallas cannot be responsible for such calls. In addition, please ensure you have completed the Medical, Talent and Liability Release Form (PDF) in case emergency medical attention is necessary. Releases are required for all participating members, including coaches and mentors.


T-Shirt Award Submission

T-shirts are due at Team Check-In.


Texas BEST Conclusion

We have many teams coming from far away that need to leave as soon as possible after Texas BEST comes to an end. We assure you we are conscious of this in putting together the schedule and will do everything possible to stick to our time line. However, the schedule does not always work out as planned. Be aware that the number of competition rounds for the robots may need to be reduced in order to complete Texas BEST on time.