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New FIRST® Robotics Competition Championship Award, Autonomous Award Sponsored by Ford: We are pleased to announce that Ford will be sponsoring a new award for teams attending the FIRST® Championship that celebrates the team that has demonstrated consistent, reliable high performance during match autonomous periods. Details can be found here.
 
Join Twitch Partner DeejayKnight on the FIRST Twitch channel starting March 13! Join Twitch Partner DeejayKnight on the FIRST Twitch channel throughout March and April. Deejay will visit four teams from all over the U.S. to learn how FIRST programs have impacted their students, mentors, and communities. Tune in starting on March 13 at 4pm ET as he visits the Mechanical Mustangs in Clifton, New Jersey.
 
2018 National Advocacy Conference, June 24 - 26 in Washington, DC: Registration is now open! Students learn how to talk to Members of Congress, and then we send each team out for a day of meetings with Senators and Members of Congress to promote FIRST and STEM education on behalf of every student in America! In this once in a lifetime experience, students actually make a national impact and walk away with increased confidence and engagement in our government. FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST® Tech Challenge teams and individuals are welcome. For more information and to register click here.
 
FIRST Championship and District Championship Registration Process: If a team qualifies at an event to attend either the 2018 FIRST Championship or their District Championship, they will receive an email no later than the Monday following the conclusion of the qualifying event inviting them to register for the event through a special invitation link.
 
Please review the information below to ensure that you have the correct information and deadlines for your team.
 
Any team qualifying for a District Championship or FIRST Championship at an event held during Week 1-4 (prior to 3/26):
The team will be invited by email to register for the event by Noon Eastern Time on either the Monday or the first weekday following the conclusion of the qualifying event. Teams will have until 5:00PM Eastern Time on the Wednesday after they receive their email from FIRST to register and secure their event registration fee.*
 
Any team qualifying for a District Championship or FIRST Championship at an event held Week 5 or later (after 3/26):
The team will be invited by email to register for the event by Noon Eastern Time on the day following the conclusion of the qualifying event. Teams will have until 5:00PM Eastern Time on the Tuesday after they receive their email from FIRST to secure their event registration fee.*
 
*Note: Ontario and Pacific Northwest District Teams have their own Championship payment system. They should receive emails from their Districts with payment details.
 
Once registered for the event, teams must secure payment for registration or prior to the deadline provided in the invitation email. Teams can submit payment for the event through the Dashboard or by contacting FIRST Finance directly. Visit our Pricing Structure and Payment Terms page to view payment options.

As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions, or if you need help, visit our "Contact Us" webpage:

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FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support

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