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Award Portals & Some Tips

Nov 09, 2017 Written by Allen Bancroft & Cindy Stong, Co-Chief Judge Advisors

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year – Today at Noon, the Chairman’s, Dean’s List, and Entrepreneurship portals were opened!

International Game Pieces and Kit and Kickoff Registration

Nov 07, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

 

International Game Pieces

As we said in this blog, teams outside the United States have the option of receiving an extra set of game pieces in their Kickoff kits in exchange for 20% of their FIRST Choice credits. This option closes this Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Noon Eastern Time. See the blog for more details. If you want to exercise this option, please be sure to do so by the deadline!

 

Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct

Nov 06, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

The details about the 2018 Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct are here!

More Info on Registrations Opening and Behind the Lines!

Nov 01, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

More information about the three registrations opening Thursday, including important clarification about open events and waitlists. Plus, Behind the Lines Episode 3 is on tonight!

Registrations Opening Thursday!

Oct 30, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Reminder that three more Event Registrations are opening on Thursday, November 2, at Noon Eastern!

2018 Beta Teams, Brushless Motors, and More!

Oct 27, 2017 Written by Jonathan Bryant, Kit of Parts Engineer, and Kevin O'Connor, Robotics Engineer.

Congratulations to the 2018 Beta Teams! We are also excited to announce a new legal motor for the 2018 season, and get ready to receive messages from the Field Management System!

DLC Pack #2 and International Game Piece Option

Oct 26, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

DLC Pack #2 is now available. Plus International Game Piece Opt In is now open!

A Reminder and Some Good News

Oct 25, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Be sure to check out the 2018 Championship Assignment Map. Plus, great news about the automatic wild card spot at 2018 Regionals!

2018 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL

Oct 24, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Edited 10/26/2017 to correct the opening date to Thursday, November 9, 2017. Details about the 2018 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL, including deadlines and the theme.

Thanks and Welcome!

Oct 23, 2017 Written by Volunteer Resources.