The Event Experience

Hard work pays off! Each FIRST Tech Challenge season culminates with regional championships where qualifying teams compete for awards and a spot in the FIRST Championship. Events at every level offer students an amazing experience as they celebrate their hard work, have fun, make new friendships, and are exposed to ideas and ideology that will enhance their lives for decades to come. Every participant is eligible to apply for college scholarships!

The 2020 - 2021 season presents some unique challenges with social distancing rules likely to still be in effect in many areas. As a result, regions around the world will have the option to hold Traditional FIRST Tech Challenge events or Remote events depending on the conditions in their area. 

Remote events allow teams to compete independently using half-sized fields and no alliance partner or opposing alliance to respect social distancing. These events also include remote judging across the same awards as Traditional events. 

Remote events will allow for transition to Traditional events as social distancing restrictions are relaxed. Both formats can also be followed throughout the season with advancement all the way to FIRST Championship. 

FIRST Program Delivery Partners run local and regional events which may include physical, remote, or a combination of physical and remote elements.  Partners may charge an additional fee to participate in their events, and those fees are set and collected by the Partner. Team Registration does not guarantee that events are available in your area.  If you cannot locate an event in our system, please contact your local partner at https://firstinspires.org/find-local-support

We’re not slowing down and we can’t wait for you to join us. More details to follow - get ready to be Game Changers this year! 

FIRST Tech Challenge event timelines and the event registration process varies by region. For more information on events in your region or how to register your team for an event, please contact your FIRST Tech Challenge Program Delivery Partner. You can find your FIRST Tech Challenge Partner’s contact information here.  

Important season dates:

May - Registration Opens

Early September - Kickoff/Game Reveal

October - March - Regular Season and State/Regional Championships (varies by region)

Late April - FIRST Championship