2018 FIRST Robotics Competition Registration Pricing Structure and Payment Terms

REGIONAL EVENT PARTICIPANTS

1st Regional Event Registration includes: Participation at one (1) Regional Event, the FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff Kit, associated materials and support.

FIRST Events                                        

Registration Fee Payment Due Date
1st Regional Event Rookie* $6,000.00 11/20/2017
1st Regional Event Veteran** $5,000.00 11/20/2017
Additional Regional Event $4,000.00 01/31/2018
FIRST Championship (pre-qualified FIRST Robotics Competition Teams) $5,000.00 01/31/2018
FIRST Championship (in-season qualifying FIRST Robotics Competition Teams) $5,000.00 Email provided to FIRST Robotics Competition team upon qualification with payment due date and terms

 

DISTRICT EVENT PARTICIPANTS

1st District Event Registration includes: Participation at two (2) District Events for teams in the District Event Geographical areas, the FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff Kit, associated materials and support.

FIRST in Michigan (FIM) District or
MI Teams only

FIRST Mid-Atlantic (MAR) District
DE, NJ, and Eastern PA Teams only

Registration Fee Payment Due Date
Rookie (2 District Events)* $6,000.00 11/20/2017
Veteran (2 District Events)** $5,000.00 11/20/2017
Additional In-District Plays***    $500.00 01/31/2018
Additional Inter-District Plays*** $1,000.00 01/31/2018
District Championship (FIM or MAR)**** $4,000.00 TBD

 

FIRST in New England (NE) District or
CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT Teams only

IndianaFIRST (IN) District or
IN Teams only

FIRST Chesapeake (CHS) District or
DC, MD, and VA Teams only

Peachtree (PCH) District or
GA Teams only

FIRST North Carolina (NC) District
NC Teams only

 

 

 

 

 

Registration Fee

 

 

 

 

 

Payment Due Date

Rookie (2 District Events)* $6,000.00 11/20/2017
Veteran (2 District Events)** $5,000.00 11/20/2017
Additional In-District Plays*** $1,000.00 01/31/2018
Additional Inter-District Plays*** $1,000.00 01/31/2018
District Championship (CHS, IN, NC, NE, or PCH)**** $4,000.00 TBD

 

FIRST Israel (ISR) District
Israel Teams only
See FIRST Israel website for payment terms, fees, and payment due dates.

 

FIRST Ontario (ONT) District
Ontario, Canada Teams only
See FIRST Ontario District website for payment terms, fees, and payment due dates.

 

Pacific Northwest (PNW) District
AK, OR, and WA Teams only
See Washington FIRST Robotics website for payment terms, fees, and payment due dates.

 

*Rookie: Read full criteria

**Veteran: Any team that has played in 2013 or later

***Additional In-District and Inter-District Plays: Apply only to teams participating in the District system. 

****District Championships: Chairman Award Winners must secure their District Championship slot within 72 hours of being notified however District Teams that qualify the week prior to their District Championship must secure within 48 hours of being notified.

All Registration Fees are payable in U.S. Dollars only.

Registration:

When the Lead Mentor 1 and 2 for your team has completed all the current season requirements, the Team Registration System will give you the option to print an invoice for the registration fee.

Additional Regional, Additional In-District, Additional Inter-District, District Championship, and FIRST Championship Invoice: when the Lead Mentor 1 or 2 for your team registers for the event, there will be an option in the Team Registration System to print an invoice for that event.

Please use the Team Registration System to view your team's information.

Payment Policy: *All acceptable forms of payment received by FIRST Finance must be submitted with the Invoice showing the team number and which fee the payment should be applied to.
1. Check:
(U.S. Funds only)
Please make sure that all checks remitted state your FIRST Robotics Competition team number in order to be properly credited.

Made payable to:

FIRST

Addressed to:

FIRST
Attn: Finance
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101

2. VISA, MASTERCARD,     
OR AMEX:

Option 1: Online payments available through Team Registration System under Events section. System will accept payment for full amount or balance due for registration(s).

Option 2: To pay by phone, call FIRST Finance at 1-800-871-8326 ext. 563.
 

3. Purchase Order:
(PO)

FIRST Finance at:
Email: ar@firstinspires.org or fax 603-206-2079

Purchase Order(s) must state your FIRST Robotics Competition team number and registration fee to be properly credited.

All Purchase Order(s) will be invoiced with 30 day terms or the date published that the payment is due.
4. Commitment
Letter from Grantor
or Sponsor:

FIRST Finance:
Fax:
603-206-2079
Email: ar@firstinspires.org
Letters must state your FIRST Robotics Competition team number and registration fee to be properly credited.

FIRST Finance will accept a commitment letter from a Grantor or Corporate Sponsor. The commitment letter must be on their letterhead and signed by the individual who is taking the responsibility for guaranteeing that payment is made to FIRST.

All Commitment letters must provide FIRST with the address and phone number of a contact to verify funds. FIRST Finance will work directly with Grantor or Sponsor if needed.

FIRST cannot accept a commitment letter from a School or a School District. A Purchase Order must be provided as guarantee of payment.

    

Refund Policy

FIRST is not responsible for any Event cancelations or the inability of a team to travel due to weather, threat of terrorism, Act of God and other events beyond the control of FIRST.

The $5,000.00 Veteran fee for Regional or District Registration payment cannot be refunded after a team receives the Kickoff Kit.

The $6,000 Rookie fee for Regional or District Registration payment cannot be refunded after a team receives the Kickoff Kit.

A team may withdraw, without financial penalty, from additional Regional or District Registration, or the FIRST Championship Registration prior to the payment deadline of January 31, 2018 if a team has paid prior to this date.  Once this deadline has passed, FIRST cannot refund additional Regional or District Registration, or the FIRST Championship Registration payments unless a team withdraws before the event, and the event is full at the published capacity on the date of the scheduled event. Full capacity would not include the withdrawing team.

Teams do not have the option of transferring registration payments between events after the payment deadline of January 31, 2018. For example, if a team qualifies at a Regional for the FIRST Championship - they cannot drop a Regional and request that the Regional Registration payment be applied to the Fee for the FIRST Championship.