Safety

Instilling a culture of safety is a value that every individual in the FIRST community must embrace as we pursue FIRST’s mission and vision. FIRST Robotics Competition has adopted safety as a core value and has established the framework for safety leadership in all aspects of the program.

FIRST believes that the teams who take the lead in developing safety programs and policies have a positive and lasting impact on each team member, mentor, their communities, and their present and future work places. FIRST recognizes the teams that demonstrate safety throughout their programs and are truly committed to developing and nurturing a safety culture.


Safety Manual 

To help teams understand and implement safe practices, the FIRST Safety Manual provides information on the FIRST Safety Awareness and Recognition Program. 


Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL

The 2020 Safety Animation Award theme is ‘Sustainability on the RISE’.

At UL, our mission is working for a safer, more secure and sustainable world.  This season presents a unique opportunity for us to RISE together to transform world sustainability.  Your animation should focus on the theme of sustainability giving consideration to the concepts:

  • sustainable cities and communities
  • responsible consumption and production. 

Show the FIRST community how we can bring a sustainable future closer to the present.

Animations must:

  • Be no more than 40 seconds long, including opening and credits
  • Be submitted electronically as .AVI, .MPEG, .MP4, or .WMV file
  • Be animated. Any kind of animation, including stop-motion, is allowed. Live video is allowed provided it is accompanied by virtual/augmented animated elements. Live video of people is not allowed.  
  • Please note that the team with the winning submission may be asked to reformat their video into a higher quality format, in order to be shown at FIRST Robotics Competition Events.

If using copyrighted music, you must have written permission. If using Creative Commons Music (CCM) online, the music must be used in accordance with the appropriate license and properly attributed.

Lyrics in music may not contain explicit or suggestive language.

Any animation that does not meet these criteria will not be considered for the award.

Submission:

Students must submit their team’s Safety Animation video through the FIRST Youth Team Member Registration System. The student submitting must be marked as an award submitter. Animations must be submitted between Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM, Noon (ET) and Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM, (ET).

By making a submission the Submitter irrevocably grants to FIRST and designees of FIRST the right to use any or all of the submission in any and all media for the purpose of describing the submission, describing the Award, and/or otherwise promoting FIRST and the programs of FIRST.

 


Past Winners of the Safety Animation 

Year/Theme Team Video Placement
2019-Destination . . . Safety!  Team 5348, Charger Robotics, from Cokato, Minnesota, USA 5348 Winner
2019-Destination . . . Safety!  Team 846, The Funky Monkeys, from San Jose, California, USA 846 Runner-Up
2019-Destination . . . Safety!  Team 3100, Lightning Turtles, from Mendota Heights, Minnesota, USA 3100 Runner-Up
2019-Destination . . . Safety!  Team 3941, Absolute Zero Electricity, from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA 3941 Runner-Up
2019-Destination . . . Safety!  Team 4083, The Iron Wolverines, from Dorchester, South Carolina, USA 4083 Runner-Up
2018-Simulating the Next Level Team 2877, The LigerBots, from Newton, Massachusetts, USA 2877 Winner
2018-Simulating the Next Level Team 8, Paly Robotics, from Palo Alto, California, USA 8 Runner-Up
2018-Simulating the Next Level Team 1153, Walpole Robotics, from Walpole, Massachusetts, USA 1153 Runner-Up
2018-Simulating the Next Level Team 3181, Pittsford Panthers, from Pittsford, New York, USA 3181 Runner-Up
2018-Simulating the Next Level Team 6024, Team R Factor, from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 6024 Runner-Up
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 3691, The RoboRaiders, from Northfield, Minnesota, USA 3691 Winner
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 810, The Mechanical Bulls, from Smithtown, New York, USA 810 Runner-Up
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 2129, Ultraviolet, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 2129 Runner-Up
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 1502, Technical Difficulties, Chelsea, Michigan, USA 1502 Runner-Up
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 3637, The Daleks, Flemington, New Jersey, USA 3637 Runner-Up
2017-Quest for a Safer World Team 3654, TechTigers, Middletown, Connecticut, USA 3654 Runner-Up
2016-Working Safely with your Robot Team 846, The Funky Monkeys, San Jose, CA, USA 846 Winner
2016-Working Safely with your Robot Team 1124, UberBots, Avon, CT, USA 1124 Runner-Up
2016-Working Safely with your Robot Team 2473, Goldstrikers, Cupertino, CA, USA 2473 Runner-Up
2016-Working Safely with your Robot Team 4048, Redshift, Westborough, MA, USA 4048 Runner-Up
2015-Safety Superheroes Team 133, BERT, Standish, ME, USA 133 Winner
2015-Safety Superheroes Team 2473, Goldstrikers, Cupertino, CA, USA 2473 Runner-Up
2015-Safety Superheroes Team 2574, RoboHuskie, St. Anthony, MN, USA 2574 Runner-Up
2014-Safe Driving Team 3324, The Metrobots, Columbus, OH, USA 3324 Winner
2014-Safe Driving Team 624, CRyptonite, Katy, TX, USA 624 Runner-Up
2014-Safe Driving Team 3966, L&N STEMpunks, Knoxville, TN, USA 3966 Runner-Up
2013-Making Event Safety a Top Priority Team 245, AdamBots, Rochester Hills, MI, USA 245 Winner
2013-Making Event Safety a Top Priority Team 2607, Robovikings, Warminster, PA, USA 2607 Runner-Up
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 3705, Arrowbots, Brampton, ON, CA 3705 Winner
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 3132, Thunder Down Under, Sydney, NSW, AUS 3132 Runner-Up
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 2438, Lobotics, Honolulu, HI, USA 2438 Runner-Up
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 1714, MORE Robotics, Milwaikee, WI, USA 1714 Runner-Up
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 1094, Channel Cats, O Fallon, MO, USA 1094 Runner-Up
2012-Sharing Safety is Caring Team 114, Eagle Strike, Los Altos, CA, USA 114 Runner-Up
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 846, The Funky Monkeys, San Jose, CA, USA 846 Winner
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 226, Hammerheads, Troy, MI, USA   Runner-Up
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 342, Burning Magnetos, North Charleston, SC, USA    Runner-Up
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 359, Hawaiian Kids, Waialua, HI, USA   Runner-Up
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 562, SPARK-Students Pursuing Applied Robotics Knowledge, Fitchburg, MA, USA   Runner-Up
2011-A Lifetime of Safety Team 1899, Saints Robotics, Bellevue, WA, USA   Runner-Up
2010-Safety Rules Team 342, Burning Magnetos, North Charleston, SC, USA 342 Winner
2009-Safety....Share It Team 342, Burning Magnetos, North Charleston, SC, USA 342 Winner
2009-Safety....Share It Team 303, The T.E.S.T. Team, Bridgewater, NJ, USA   Runner-Up
2009-Safety....Share It Team 1280, Ragin' C-Biscuits, Danville, CA, USA   Runner-Up
2009-Safety....Share It Team 1716, Redbird Robotics, De Pere, WI, USA   Runner-Up
2009-Safety....Share It Team 1746, OTTO, Cumming, GA, USA   Runner-Up
2009-Safety....Share It Team 2783, Engineers of Tomorrow, La Grange, KY, USA   Runner-Up