Mar 11, 2019

Youth Robotics Tournament (TJR)

  • Crimson Education
  • Brazil
Competition Skill Building


The Torneio Juvenil de Robótica (TJR) is a free, national event that has existed since 2009, with the goal of promoting robotics in schools. The competition involves diverse challenges in categories including Rescue, Dance, Sumo and Maze, in which students must apply robotics concepts to the construction of autonomous robots. The organization provides diverse resources that students and teachers can use to develop their robots, transforming the event into a competition accessible to the public throughout Brazil.

Over the course of each year, TJR hosts 27 regional competitions. Regional phases are held throughout the second semester of each year. The teams that attain the highest results in these competitions, by level and category, are invited to compete in the national phase of the competition in December. The three best teams in the national competition are selected to participate in the International Tournament of Robots (ITR) in June of the following year, competing against teams from other countries.

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Thousands of students compete and only one team from each of the 27 regions goes on to the national competition, while only the top three teams from that event proceed on to the international competition.

Participation Cost


There is no registration fee.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Students must develop knowledge of robotics and build robot that can complete assigned tasks within their category.

Time Commitment


Preparation, building robot, participation in regional competition and participation in three-day national competition in December of each year. 

Application Deadline

Registration deadline for national competition: Between May and November of each year.

Application Process Includes

1. School registers within Sistema Gaia application system.
2. School representative registers each team within Sistema Gaia.