FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.



Jan 31, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

The Chairman's Award and the Woodie Flowers Award are due Thursday, February 7 at 3 PM EASTERN TIME. That's next week! The Dean's List Award is due Thursday, February 14 at 3 PM EASTERN TIME. That's only two weeks!

FIRSTtv Build Season Celebration Show - How To Submit!

Jan 30, 2019 Written by Jacob Komar, Producer, FIRSTtv.

We have so many awesome shows coming up on our Twitch channel, including our Build Season Celebration Show on Friday, February 22 at 7:30pm ET! Get all the details about how to submit your video here!

Ethics; the Challenge We Need to Win!

Jan 24, 2019 This is a special message from Woodie Flowers Award winner Liz Calef, on behalf of the Woodie Flowers Awards winners.

Open Spots at Regionals, Payment Due Date, Digital Animation Award Deadline, and a Twitch Show!

Jan 23, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Looking for another event? We have your list! The Digital Animation Award sponsored by AutomationDirect is due tomorrow, January 24 by 11:59pm ET! Plus, payment for additional events, including FIRST Championship for prequalified teams is due tomorrow, January 24!

Team Avatar Submission System 2019

Jan 21, 2019 Written by Danny Diaz, Systems Engineer, FIRST Robotics Competition.

The Team Avatar Submission System will be available on February 1 February 8, 2019! All the details below!

Safety, Safety, Safety and the Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL

Jan 17, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Be sure to read the 2019 Safety Manual and stay safe this season. Plus, congratulations the winner and runners-up of the 2019 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL!

Wait, what? No Autonomous Period?

Jan 14, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Details about the Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford and the importance of autonomous code.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow…

Jan 09, 2019 Written by Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager

Well… actually this blog is about yesterday, today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow (overmorrow?), and the day after the day after tomorrow, but Macbeth didn’t say that, so it didn’t work as well as a title.


Supplement Resources and the Event Rules Manual

Jan 07, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Hype Train in Motion, 2019 Control System Software Download and one more VR Update!

Jan 04, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Get excited for Kickoff! Control System downloads now available! Plus even more VR!