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Awards Based on Team Attributes Jan. 11 2017| 0 KB

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Team Spirit Award Sponsored by FCA Foundation

Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen

Gracious Professionalism Award Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

Rookie All-Star Award

Judges Award

Rookie Inspiration Award Sponsored by National Instruments

Engineering Inspiration Award

Industrial Safety Award Sponsored by UL

 

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Team Spirit Award Sponsored by FCA Foundation

Updated

  • November 1, 2016

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championships
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional partnership and teamwork furthering the objectives of FIRST.

Guidelines

  • Spirit is consistent both throughout the team and also throughout the contest in attitude, appearance, originality, and depth.
  • The team displays obvious enthusiasm – in supporting teams, appearance, interactions with teams/Judges, etc. – at the competition.
  • Spirit is part of the team and is apparent in all they do, including at their school, in their community, with sponsors and other teams, etc.
  • They demonstrate spirit as a unified team.

 

Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen

Updated

  • November 1, 2016

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championships
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

In honor of Jack Kamen, Dean’s father, for his dedication to art and illustration and his devotion to FIRST. This award celebrates attractiveness in engineering and outstanding visual aesthetic integration of machine and team appearance.

Guidelines

  • Appearance of machine and team are integrated in an attractive theme.
  • Visuals of the integrated team/machine are exceptional.
  • The team theme is supportive of the principles of FIRST.
  • The team’s theme is original, can be explained by a team spokesperson, and is fitting to the objectives, character, and/or history of the team.

 

Gracious Professionalism® Award Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

Updated

  • November 1, 2016

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championships
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates outstanding demonstration of FIRST Core Values such as continuous Gracious Professionalism and working together both on and off the playing field.

Definition of Gracious Professionalism

  • Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.
  • with Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions.

Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended.

Guidelines

  • The team exemplifies the principles of FIRST in relationships with other teams and by their demonstrated Gracious Professionalism
  • The team consistently demonstrates Gracious Professionalism and a positive attitude both on and off the field.
  • If the team worked with another FIRST Robotics Competition team pre-season – they can describe the following:
    • How the collaboration was conducted during the off-season and during the build season
    • How the teams divided up tasks fairly and equitably
    • How the process of communication flowed from one team to the other
    • How working together as a group was beneficial over working independently
    • The financial impacts of working together vs working independently

 

Rookie All-Star Award

Updated

  • November 1, 2016

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championships
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates the rookie team exemplifying a young but strong partnership effort, as well as implementing the mission of FIRST to inspire students to learn more about science and technology.

As there are often far fewer rookie teams than veteran teams present at events, Judges have the option of not presenting this award if they feel no rookie team competing meets the criteria.

Guidelines

  • This team seems like a “Chairman’s Award team in the making.” (Community activities, leadership, vision, spirit, etc.)
  • The team is a true partnership between school or organization and sponsors.
  • The team understands what FIRST is really trying to accomplish – realizes that technical stuff is fun, challenging, and offers a future.
  • This team has built a robot appropriate to the game’s challenges.

Eligibility

Rookie Teams* are eligible for the Rookie All-Star Award at each Regional or District event. Teams will be restricted to earning this award once at each level of competition. In other words, once a team has earned Rookie All-Star Award at a Regional or District event, they may not earn it again that season at a later Regional or District Event. At District Championship, only District teams that have won Rookie All-Star Award at a District event during the current season are eligible.

*District Teams who participate at Regionals or inter-district events are not eligible for the Rookie All-Star Award at those events.

 

Judges Award

Updated

  • November 1, 2016

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championships
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

During the course of the competition, the judging panel may decide a team’s unique efforts, performance, or dynamics merit recognition.

Guidelines

  • The team keeps appearing for consideration for other awards.
  • Other Judges have noticed and commented on the positive aspects of the team.
  • A unique happening or feature (often one that demonstrates the team has fully embraced the principles of FIRST ) has caught a Judge’s attention.

 

Rookie Inspiration Award Sponsored by National Instruments

Updated

  • November 1, 2016

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championships
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates a rookie team’s outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school, as well as in their community.

As there are often far fewer rookie teams than veteran teams present at events, Judges have the option of not presenting this award if they feel no rookie team competing meets the criteria.

Guidelines

  • Effectiveness and inventiveness of the team’s efforts to recruit students to engineering.
  • Extent and effectiveness of the team’s community outreach efforts.
  • A commitment to science and technology education among the team.
  • Ability to communicate understanding of the FIRST mission at the competition and away from it.

 

Engineering Inspiration Award

Updated

  • November 1, 2016

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championships
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school or organization and community.

Guidelines

  • Extent and inventiveness of the team’s efforts to recruit students to engineering with particular emphasis on the most recent year’s efforts. Measurable success of those efforts.
  • Extent and effectiveness of the team’s community outreach efforts with particular emphasis on the most recent year’s efforts. Measurable success of those efforts.
  • A commitment to science and technology education among the team, school, and community.
  • Achievement of the FIRST mission and ability to communicate that at the competition and away from it.
  • Efforts are ongoing, not strictly concentrated on the build and competition season.

Eligibility

Teams* are eligible for the Engineering Inspiration Award at each Regional or District event. Teams will be restricted to earning this award once at each level of competition. In other words, once a team has earned Engineering Inspiration Award at a Regional or District event, they may not earn it again that season at a later Regional or District Event. At District Championship, only District teams that have won Engineering Inspiration Award at a District event during the current season are eligible.

*District Teams who participate at Regionals or inter-district events are not eligible for the Engineering Inspiration Award at those events.

 

Industrial Safety Award Sponsored by UL

Updated

  • November 1, 2016

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championships
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to eliminate or protect against hazards.

Guidelines

The Safety Advisors will focus on the combination of individual and team safety behaviors and safe physical conditions along with their safety outreach to other teams. This will include:

  • Safe behaviors – work practices, use of tools
  • PPE - wearing required personal protective equipment (e.g. Safety glasses, closed toe footwear, gloves)
  • Safe Physical Conditions – workspace in pit area, condition of hand tools and power tools, power cords, safe handling of batteries and charging equipment
  • Safety initiatives at the event
  • Safety presentation
  • Community involvement

Special attention and recognition will be focused on:

  • Maintaining safe work practices when under time pressure
  • Wearing safety glasses in the pit stations and on the playing fields at all times
  • Control of the robot at all times
  • Safe use of hand and power tools
  • No prohibited tools in the pits, as indicated in the FIRST Safety Manual
  • Assisting other teams with safety issues, as needed
  • Control of the pit area regarding authorized access and visitor safety
  • Condition of the pit work surface, i.e. tripping hazards