Congratulations to teams that participated in Week 1 events!
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.
Teams 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 ET no later than the Monday following the conclusion of the qualifying event. Teams will have until Noon ET on the Wednesday after they receive their email from FIRST® to register and secure their event registration fee. *
Teams qualifying for a District Championship or FIRST Championship at an event held Week 5 or later (after 3/26):
Teams will be invited by email to register for the event by Noon ET on the day following the conclusion of the qualifying event. Teams will have until 5 p.m. ET 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.
Robot Transportation to CMP: Teams that qualify for the FIRST Championship will receive an email from HQ no later than the Wednesday after their event, requiring their shipping information once they secure their spot.
“You Bring It” Pilot: We are piloting a program that will allow some teams to bring their robots to the event instead of shipping them. This pilot will be limited to approximately 50 teams from the states of Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio and it is limited to FIRST Championship Detroit. For more information please read the blog entry.
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