Payment deadline/Team updates/Awards/Event housing/Scholarship opportunities
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Deadline Approaching! Teams who are registered for additional Regional Events, additional In-District Events, and additional Inter-District Events must secure payment prior to 5 P.M. Eastern Time on January 24, 2019.  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 pre-qualified 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.

Team Updates and the Q&A: Team Update 03 was recently posted! Please be sure to regularly check the Game & Season page, as well as the Q&A, so your team can be up-to-date with any changes for this season. Team updates are posted every Tuesday and Friday during Build Season, then every Tuesday during Competition Season. The Q&A publishes answers to questions often!

Don’t forget about Awards during the Build Season: If your team intends to submit for awards, such as Chairman’s or Woodie Flowers, please don’t forget to designate your team’s Award Submitters! Make sure your team is aware of award submission deadlines as they arrive, and check the Awards page for submission details. Keep up to date with all important season deadlines by visiting the Season Calendar throughout the year.
Regional, District, and FIRST Championship Housing: Make sure your team is all systems go for DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented by the Boeing Company. Book your 2019 FIRST® Robotics Competition event housing early to get your top hotel picks. When you book with FIRST, you will:
  • Stay close to your event venues
  • Receive guaranteed low rates at FIRST-reviewed and sanctioned hotels
  • Enjoy FIRST-only contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and parking
  • Earn rewards points
  • Build your STEM squad by connecting with other teams
Be ready for blastoff. Book your team rooms now!
2019 FIRST Championship housing is now open for attending teams and volunteers. Check out the options so you’re ready to book if your team advances. 
We have 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!


Contact Us
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For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
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