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Awards Deadlines are coming quickly! Please be aware of the deadlines below: 
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018, 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time
    • Chairman’s Award: Submitted by a Student Award Submitter* through the Dashboard. The most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.
    • Woodie Flowers Award: Submitted by a Student Award Submitter through the Dashboard. Presented to an outstanding Mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, teaches, and empowers their team using excellent communication skills.
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time
    • Dean’s List Award: Submitted by a designated Dean’s List Award Submitter** through the Dashboard. Celebrates outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary.
    • Entrepreneurship Award: Submitted by a Student Award Submitter through the Dashboard. Celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit by recognizing a team that has developed the framework for a comprehensive business plan to scope, manage, and achieve team objectives.
*Team members must be designated as a Student Award Submitter on the roster in order to submit an award. To complete the submission, once designated on the roster, the Student Award Submitter will want to login to their account at and select the “My Teams” tab from the Dashboard. Where the team is located, they will want to select “Certificates and Awards” then the name of the award they are submitting from the drop-down menu.
**The Dean’s List Award may be submitted by the Lead Coach/Mentor 1, Lead Coach Mentor 2, or an invited Dean’s List Award Submitter.
For additional awards and submission details, please visit the Awards page. Please be aware of the submission deadlines above, and email before the submission deadline for assistance. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Deadline Approaching! #MakeItLoud for FIRST Suppliers! Teams must participate by posting a photo of their favorite Kit of Parts items with the hashtag #FIRSTSuppliers and a shout-out to the Supplier before Friday, January 26 to be eligible for the contest. However, we urge you to continue to thank our Suppliers and #MakeItLoud year-round!  Contest details here.
Deadline Approaching! 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.
Deadline Approaching! Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial Scholarship: The 2018 Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST® Scholarship application deadline is February 1, 2018. This transportable scholarship is for students pursuing degrees in Biomedical Engineering & Pre-Med. Learn more and apply here.
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