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Congratulations to our 2021 FIRST Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalists!

Apr 15, 2021 Written by FIRST Staff

We are beyond excited to announce this year’s FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm semi-finalists.

Skills Challenge, Innovation Challenge, & Larry Retiring

Apr 12, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

What a rush to the deadline! As folks know, last Thursday was the deadline to submit and lock INFINITE RECHARGESM at Home Skills Challenge scores, and we saw lots of teams coming in during those final hours.

Scores Deadline, Award Shows, Trophies, Interviews

Mar 31, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

Big Chairman’s Award Announcement & Unofficial Score Reporting Details

Mar 26, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

Great news! We have decided that even though we won’t be having FIRST Championship this season, we will still be selecting FIRST Championship-level Chairman’s Award winners and finalists.

Kit of Parts Survey, Public Leaderboard, and Score Calculator

Mar 22, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

We need your help! Every season we ask teams to complete surveys about their Kit of Parts experience to help us improve the program. The survey is open now and closes this Friday, March 26th at 5pm ET. 

Update on Unofficial Score Reporting

Mar 19, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

As we said in this blog, we are developing a way for teams who missed the March 5th opt-in deadline to still submit their INFINITE RECHARGE At Home Skills Competition scores. 

Submission Statistics and Unofficial Score Reporting

Mar 16, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

Here are some statistics for submissions the 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition season you might find interesting.

Digital Animation Award sponsored by AutomationDirect.com

Mar 11, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

Congratulations to FIRST Robotics Competition Team 8592 (a rookie team!), Newton Squared, from Reston, Virginia, USA, for winning the 2021 Digital Animation Award sponsored by AutomationDirect.com!

2021 FIRST Championship and a Reminder

Mar 10, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

Have you, or students on your team, been submitted for the Dean’s List Award this year? If so, it’s very important that every nominee signs a FIRST Consent and Release form by the end of March to be eligible for selection as a Dean’s List Award Finalist or Winner

At Home Challenge Submissions

Mar 01, 2021 Written by Frank Merrick, Director FIRST Robotics Competition

We’re so excited to see what FIRST Robotics Competition teams submit for their At Home Challenges this week!