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Helpful Tips for Awards Submissions Nov. 1 2021| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Submitting Awards

This page covers information to help teams when submitting for one of the submitted awards:

  • Chairman's Award,
  • Dean's List Award,
  • Digital Animation Award,
  • Safety Animation Award,
  • and the Woodie Flowers Award.

Click the expand/collapse box for each question to see the answer.

 

How do I submit for the Chairman's Award?

The Chairman's Award can be submitted by the Student Award Submitter or lead mentor 1 or 2 through the FIRST Dashboard. Students must be assigned as a designated Student Award Submitter by the lead mentor 1 or 2. Check out these instructions for how to assign an Award Submitter.

If you have other questions on what is needed for the Chairman's Award, check out the Chairman's Award Resources webpage

 

How to submit the Chairman's Award

  1. Log in to your FIRST Dashboard
  2. Click the “Certificates & Awards” drop down menu located under your “My Teams” tab.
  3. Select “Chairman's Award”.
  4. Enter in the required fields and click submit.
  5. After submitting, lead mentor 1 and 2 will receive an email confirming the submission went through.

Common Dean's List Questions

How do I submit for the FIRST Dean's List Award?

The FIRST Dean's List Award may be Submitted through the FIRST Dashboard by lead mentor 1 or 2 or a designated Dean's List Award Submitter. If another mentor wants to submit the nomination, they must be listed on their team and invited as a Dean’s List Award Submitter: (Submitter must not be related to the nominee and have a valid Youth Protection Screening on file)

 

How to submit the Dean’s List Award

  1. Log in to your FIRST Dashboard.
  2. Click the “Certificates & Awards” drop down menu located under your “My Teams” tab.
  3. Select “FRC Dean’s List Award Submission”.
  4. Enter in Nominee(s) information and click SAVE CHANGES.

Nominees submissions will automatically be submitted at 3:00 PM EST on February 10, 2022. You may make edits/changes up until automatic deadline submission

How do I invite another mentor to submit for Dean's List?

Instructions for lead mentor 1 or 2 to invite a Dean’s List Award Submitter (pictured below):

  1. Log in to your FIRST Dashboard.
  2. Click on the blue “Primary Contacts” link located under the Team Contacts/Roster column.
  3. Click “INVITE CONTACTS”.
  4. Select Contact type (Dean’s List Award Submitter), enter full name and email address.
  5. Click “Send Invitation”.

The Mentor would accept their “Dean’s List Award Submitter” Invite from their own Dashboard and then follow the Dean’s List Submission instructions listed above.


Invite Team Contacts for Dean's List FIRST Robotics Competition

 

What if I am related to a student we are submitting for Dean's List?

Another mentor, who is not related to either of the students chosen as the team’s Dean’s List Semi-finalists, must complete and submit the application in the FIRST Dashboard to compete for the FIRST Dean’s List Finalist designation.

Please note: By making a submission, the Submitter irrevocably grants FIRST and FIRST designees the right to use any or all of the submission in any and all media for the purpose of describing the submission, describing the award, and/or otherwise promoting FIRST and FIRST programs.

I am submitting for Dean's List, and I do not see the student on my list, what do I do?

​If a student is not appearing in the drop-down list:
  1. Check that the student has an account within the FIRST Dashboard.
  2. Check that the student has a signed FIRST Consent & Release form in their account.
  3. Check that the student is listed on the team’s roster

If the student does not have a FIRST account or a signed FIRST Consent & Release form, you may manually enter the required information into the nomination form.

How do I submit for the Woodie Flowers Award?

The Woodie Flowers Award can be submitted by a Student Award Submitter through the FIRST Dashboard. Students must be assigned as a designated Student Award Submitter by the lead mentor 1 or 2. Check out these instructions for how to assign an Award Submitter.

 

How to submit the Woodie Flower's Award

  1. Log in to your FIRST Dashboard
  2. Click the “Certificates & Awards” drop down menu located under your “My Teams” tab.
  3. Select “Woodie Flowers Award”.
  4. Enter in the required fields and click submit.

My Student Award Submitter is getting an error message  

If the Student Award Submitter receives this message: “This page isn’t working my.firstinspires.org redirected you too many times…” (pictured below) while trying to access the award submission through their Dashboard, then one of two things has occurred:

  1. Their team’s lead mentors did not assign them as the Student Award Submitter or 
  2. They are not properly logged into their own account.

Too Many Redirects Assign Student Awards Submitter FIRST Robotics Competition

 

  • To resolve #1 (Their team’s lead mentors did not assign them as the Student Award Submitter), lead mentor 1 or 2 must designate them as award submiters through the FIRST Dashboard. To designate students as award submitters, please follow these instructions
  • To resolve #2 (They are not properly logged into their own account.) The Student Award Submitter, must be logged into their youth account. They will not have access to the Award Submission portal using their Parent/Guardian’s FIRST account.

Helpful tip: If the student has never logged into their own FIRST account before or forgot their password, they may request a password reset. Their www.firstinspires.org login is their email address that is listed in their Youth Profile Information.

 

How do I submit for the Digital Animation Award?

The Digital Animation Award can be submitted by any member of a FIRST Robotics Competition team. For details on how to submit, check out the Digital Animation Award webpage. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact AnimationAwardSubmission@AutomationDirect.com.

 

How do I submit for the Safety Animation Award?

The Safety Animation Award can be submitted by the Student Award Submitter or lead mentor 1 or 2 through the FIRST Dashboard. Students must be assigned as a designated Student Award Submitter by the lead mentor 1 or 2. Check out these instructions for how to assign an Award Submitter.

If you have other questions on what is needed for the Safety Animation Award, check out the Safety webpage

 

How to submit the Safety Animation Award

  1. Log in to your FIRST Dashboard
  2. Click the “Certificates & Awards” drop down menu located under your “My Teams” tab.
  3. Select “Safety Animation Award”.
  4. Enter in the required fields and click submit.

How do I confirm my submission went through? 

Each award varies, see the list below to confirm

  1. For the Chairman's Award: After submitting, lead mentor 1 and 2 will receive an email confirming the submission went through
  2. For the Dean's List Award: The mentor submitting should confirm they hit 'Save Changes' for each nominee. The submitting mentor & student will receive the email confirming the nomination within a few days after nominations close.
  3. For the Woodie Flowers Award: The award submitter should confirm that they have submitted the application and it is marked submitted.
  4. For the Digital Animation Award: The team should confirm their file was uploaded. For any questions, please feel free to contact AnimationAwardSubmission@AutomationDirect.com.
  5. For the Safety Animation Award: The award submitter or lead mentor submitting, should confirm that they have submitted the application and it is marked submitted.

 

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