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Deadline Approaching! The deadline to submit for the FIRST® Robotics Competition 2018 Digital Animation Award, Sponsored by, is 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, January 22, 2018. Award and submission details are listed here.
Don’t forget about all Awards during the build season! Make sure your team is aware of award submission deadlines as they arrive. Be sure to check the Awards page for submission details and deadlines. Keep up to date with all important season deadlines by visiting the Season Calendar throughout the year.
Scholarship Opportunities: Over $50 million is available through the FIRST® Scholarship Program. Some application deadlines have already passed, so don’t miss out on more opportunities. View a list of scholarships with February deadlines here.
#MakeItLoud for FIRST Suppliers! Help us thank our Suppliers by posting a photo of your favorite Kit of Parts items with the hashtag #FIRSTSuppliers and a shout-out to the Supplier who provided the part(s) on Twitter or Instagram. Teams who participate before Friday, January 26 will be entered to win a grab bag of vintage FIRST items and some Supplier swag as well. Details here.
Don’t forget to vote for your favorite submissions in the #FIRSTParody Contest! Check out each entry and vote daily between now and January 19.
Payment Deadlines Approaching on January 31, 2018: Teams who are registered for additional Regional Events, Additional In-District Events, and Additional Inter-District Events must secure payment prior to 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time on January 31, 2018.  Teams located in the Ontario, Pacific Northwest, or Israel District will want to refer to the payment schedule on their District’s website.
This deadline also applies to prequalified teams who have registered to attend the FIRST Championship. For pricing information and additional payment dates, please visit our Pricing Structure and Payment Terms page.
Stay with FIRST: There’s still time to book hotels for your out of town events.
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If you are traveling for a FIRST event this season, make sure to visit the Event Housing page, where we have streamlined the process for booking hotels near your event.
FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Sarah Rudasill, to learn about his FIRST experience in our latest Alumni Update. Are you or someone you know a FIRST Alum? Share your story and you may be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight.

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