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Post-Kickoff Reminders

Jan 12, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director




Once more, a huge “Thank you!” to everyone who made the 2023 FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff possible, including Kickoff presenting sponsor Novelis and Kickoff sponsor United States Space Force!

While your teams are deep in strategy, design, and build work, I wanted to highlight a few upcoming deadlines and an event venue change.


Replacement Parts Reminder

Please inventory the Kickoff Kits you received at Kickoff! If you are missing any parts, first, we’re sorry about that, second, the deadline to let us know is 12 PM (Noon) Eastern Time on Friday, January 13 (that’s tomorrow!). The Kickoff Kit section of the Kit of Parts webpage has more information on how to do this.


FIRST® Choice Round 2

Round Two of FIRST® Choice at 12 PM (Noon) Eastern Time on Monday, January 16. Be sure your team’s priority list is set by then!


Digital Animation Award

Submissions for the Digital Animation Award sponsored by must be uploaded to YouTube (or a similar public online repository) by 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan 19, 2023. Then, you must email a link to the video to – by that same deadline. More information is available on the Digital Animation Award’s webpage.


South Florida Regional – New (Old?) Home

The 2023 South Florida Regional will be held at the Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL. This is the same location the event was in for the 2022 season and is a change from the venue listed earlier this season.

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