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FIRST Championship Detroit ‘You Bring It’ Pilot

Feb 28, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

At the 2019 FIRST Championship, we are piloting a program that will allow some teams to bring their robots to the events, rather than shipping them. Details below.

PLAYxPLAY and Event Streams

Feb 27, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

It's almost time for a new weekly show on FIRSTtv! Plus check out those event streams!

2019 FIRST DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Audience Displays

Feb 25, 2019 Written by Danny Diaz, FIRST Robotics Competition Systems Engineer

Greetings, Teams! I’m using the blog today to give everyone their annual sneak peek at a few of the graphics you’ll be seeing up on the big screen at your events. As always, please remember that team numbers, names, ranks, cards, performance, events, or descriptions are all for illustrative purposes only.

Quiet Rooms at FIRST Robotics Competition Events

Feb 20, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Important information about the implementation of Quiet Rooms at FIRST Robotics Competition Events.

Stop Build Day and Build Season Celebration Show

Feb 19, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Week Zero and Dean’s List

Feb 13, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Are you ready for the first matches of Destination: Deep Space Presented by The Boeing Company? Tune in Saturday, February 16 from 9am to 3:30pm ET for some sweet robot action to our Twitch channel! Don't forget that Dean's List nominations are due Thursday, February 14 at 3pm ET!

2019 Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct

Feb 11, 2019 Written by Frank Merrick.

Congratulations to FIRST Robotics Competition Team 846, The Funky Monkeys, from San Jose, California, USA, for winning the 2019 Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct!

Update on Youth Registration

Feb 04, 2019 Written by Nancy Boyer, FIRST Director of Evaluation and Impact.

Be sure to register through our Youth Registration System! Details below!

Deadlines!

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!