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Animation Awards Winners

Feb 06, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director




FIRST® Robotics Competition is more than robots. In addition to celebrating the machines our teams build and the outreach they do in our community, we have two awards that celebrate outstanding artistic and technical achievement in animation. Today, I’m excited to announce the winners of the Digital Animation Award sponsored by and the Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL Solutions. I love the different messages and animation styles employed on these videos. The winner and finalist videos will be shown at all events this year as part of the playoff tournament!


Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL Solutions Winner and Finalists

FIRST Robotics Competition is delighted to announce the winner and finalists for the 2023 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL Solutions!

Huge congratulations to the following teams:


Winner: Team 836, The RoboBees from Maryland, USA


Finalist (Best Messaging): Team 4048, Redshift from Massachusetts, USA


Finalist (Most Creative): Team 7272, Envirobots from New York, USA


Digital Animation Award sponsored by

Winner: Team 836, The RoboBees, from Maryland, USA

Here’s what the reviewers had to say about the animation submitted by Team 836: “Really great work telling a story through a cohesive visual style with fun characters, colors, and textures. The whole project felt very polished, and we were especially impressed by the shot compositions and camera movements”

You can find the full playlist of all animations submitted for the Digital Animation Award in the playlist below and can see additional judges’ comments for the 2nd and 3rd placed teams as well as some of the judges favorites on the Digital Animation Award Webpage.

Congratulations again to the winners and finalists!

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