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Global Innovation Award Guidelines for FIRST LEGO League Challenge Nov. 24 2021| 0 KB

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The FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award overview includes details on how participation works, as well as the typical timing flow.  The Award runs annually with the current season and culminates with a multi-day event in June.  Winning teams receive one-of-a kind experiential prizes; cash prizes were retired after the 2019 Award. FAQs for the current participation policy for teams attending the in-person event will be available soon.

Who can participate in Global Innovation Awards?
Registered FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams of the current season are eligible.  Click here for the August 26, 2021 update on the pause of the FIRST Innovation Challenge.  Teams must follow all current FIRST LEGO League rules to receive their regional/country nomination to submit their Innovation Project for Award consideration. Teams must receive a region/country nomination to submit; submissions from individual teams are not accepted.  Teams may receive other awards and still receive a nomination for the Global Innovation Award. Each region/country receives 1-4 regional nominations to the Global Innovation Awards, aligned with the volume of total teams in their region.

How does my region determine which team(s) are nominated?
Most regions will nominate the top-ranked team(s) in the Innovation Project from their Championship(s). Teams may receive a different Award but still be top ranked in Innovation Project. The more teams in a region/country, the more nomination slots received.


Award Resources

FAQs (coming soon!)
Frequently asked questions about the award.

Global Innovation Award Rubric


Regions/Countries with a Variation

Some regions with later deadlines or who chose to do so follow a different process (called a variation or regional variation). While FIRST makes every effort to keep this list accurate, we strongly recommend teams always check with their local Program Delivery Partner. Check below for a list of CARGO CONNECT Regions/Countries with a Variation:

Brazil Iowa Ontario
California- Southern Israel Pennsylvania - East
Central Europe Kazahstan Romania
Chile Mexico Russia
Colorado Michigan Texas - ACES
Egypt Morocco Thailand
Florida - Northwest Nevada Virginia/DC
Florida - South New York - New York City Washington
Greece Nigeria  
Illinois    
Indiana    

For intellectual property education and links from the USPTO and innovation resources, including recorded webinars from last season’s FIRST Innovation Challenge Expert Education series, please click here.


Learn more about our previous Global Innovation Award teams and their accomplishments here.

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