2017/2018 FIRST Song Parody Competition

The 2017/2018 #FIRSTParody winner is... Follow Your Dream (International Coopertition) by FIRST LEGO League teams from around the world!

Second place goes to Get Up and Build With Me (Team Sycamore) and third place to How Far We'll Go (FIRST Robotics Competition Team 744 - Shark Attack).

There were 36,611 total votes cast - way to #makeitloud! To everyone who participated in this year's #FIRSTParody competition: thank you for your creativity, inspiration, and FUN!


View the finalists playlist or, go here to see all submissions.


FIRST is once again challenging our Community to help us #makeitloud during the third annual #FIRSTParody competition. We can't wait to see what you come up with this year! If you participated in prior years, we invite you to make a NEW video, and if it’s your first time – welcome!

We’re celebrating what makes FIRST FIRST! Tell us what makes your experience in our programs so amazing - with a song! We want to see awesome, high-quality song parody videos that embody the spirit of FIRST and our Progression of Programs . To see last year’s submissions, check out our playlist. If you haven’t seen it, make sure to watch last year’s winning parody video My Bot by Team 4201: The Vitruvian Bots.

What is a song parody?
Parody music involves changing or copying existing (usually well known) musical ideas or lyrics, or copying the particular style of a composer or artist, or even a general style of music. Although the intention of a musical parody may be humor, it is the re-use of music that is the original defining feature. (Source: Wikipedia)

2016/2017 Parody Winner

Any group or individual who is interested in helping #makeitloud- Participants, Mentors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Alumni, - anyone!

Submissions must be between 0:30 and 3:30 in length.

We encourage you to caption your video so viewers can see the lyrics.

Use your best judgment to keep your video in line with FIRST Values! Submissions should capture the FIRST Mission as an organization, rather than focus on just one program or experience.

Video submission must be uploaded to YouTube by Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5pm (EST). Deadline extended to Friday, December, 1 2017 at 5pm (EST)

Submission Process:
Add your video!

Click here to add your video to our 2017 FIRST Song Parody Playlist.

Click on the “Add Videos” button.

Add video screenshot

Please only add the video you/your team has created for the 2017 FIRST Song Parody contest. All other videos will be removed from the playlist.

Share it with the world!

Tweet the link to @FIRSTweets, and include #FIRSTParody.

Selection of the winning submission will take place in December 2017. The winning submission will be played at many FIRST events throughout the 2017/2018 Season, including, but not limited to, FIRST LEGO League Regional Championships and FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expos, FIRST Tech Challenge Super Regionals, FIRST Robotics Competition Regionals and District Events, and FIRST Championships.

Please be aware that by submitting a video to this contest, FIRST reserves the right to use the video in any way, without additional permissions. Questions? Email marketing@firstinspires.org