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Program Updates, Deadlines & Reminders 
Additional Events: The following registration for additional plays opened today and close on Monday, November 14, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Unrestricted Regional Events
  • Additional In-District Events
Opening soon! Additional Inter-Districts Events: Opens Tuesday, November 8, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time and closes Monday, November 14, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time.
All the dates listed above are posted on the Season Calendar, as well as other upcoming dates and deadlines, so make sure to check often! Login to the FIRST® Dashboard to pick additional events.
Upcoming Deadline! New Team Grant: The 2023 FIRST® Robotics Competition New Team Grant is still open and accepting applications until Monday, October 31 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. For grant criteria, information, and submission portal click here. For other grant opportunities check the Team Grant Opportunities page.
New Regional Event Alert: Read the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog to learn about the new Regional event in Mexico.
Upcoming! Award Submissions: The 2023 FIRST Impact Award, Dean's List Award, and Woodie Flowers Award application portals will open on Thursday, November 3, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time.
Please note:
  • For the FIRST Impact Award & Woodie Flowers Award, a student can only be assigned as an award submitter if their parent/guardian has signed the Consent & Release Form.
  • Lead mentors 1 and 2 are now able to submit for the FIRST Impact Award. While we are allowing this option, we still strongly encourage this submission to be made by students.
  • Students must have a signed 2023 FIRST Consent & Release form to be nominated and interviewed for the Dean’s List Award.
Find more information, including steps to designate an award submitter, on the Awards page and our Helpful Tips for Award Submissions page.  
FIRST Updates
FIRST Scholarship Program: The Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship for students pursuing medical careers and the Woodie Flowers Grant for Dean's List Award Winners now open! For more information visit the FIRST Alumni page
New FIRST Robotics Competition Kahoot! series is now available: These Kahoots are for both students and adults (mentors, parents, volunteers) who want to learn more about FIRST Robotics Competition and the main components of the program. These Kahoots! are evergreen and are a great way to engage current and prospective customers. Check out the FIRST Robotics Competition Kahoot Courses.
Community Engagement  
Nominations for the Inspire the Future: FIRST Educators Recognition Program are Now Open: At FIRST, recognition is not only part of our name but core to our ethos, and we are proud to launch our second year of the Inspire the Future: FIRST Educators Recognition Program! Help us celebrate the FIRST educators who impact and inspire their learning communities; we truly could not further the mission of FIRST without them. Learn more about the Inspire the Future: FIRST Educators Recognition Program and how you can nominate an educator who has made an impact in your community.
FIRST Mentor Network sponsored by NI: This is an interactive platform where you can post your teams needs and then search for and message mentors who have the skillset and expertise to help your team for a meeting, a project, or a season. Create a team profile and start messaging potential mentors today!
As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions.   
FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support