Hi Friend,

Deadline Approaching for the New Team Growth Grant: This grant is open to newly formed FIRST® Robotics Competition teams that are either Rookies or Non-Rookies not formed by Separation or Combine. More information about these definitions is here. Grants are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on November 1, 2019. Apply today!  If you have any questions regarding this new grant please send an email to frcrookie@firstinspires.org.

Unrestricted Regional Event Registration and Additional In-District Event Registration: We will open the registration system at noon ET today Thursday, October 31. These registrations are first-come-first-served!


  • Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL: The submission portal for the 2020 Safety Animation Award is open, and the deadline for submission is Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 3 p.m. ET. Details are listed on the Safety page.
  • Digital Animation Award sponsored by Automation Direct: The submission portal is now open for the Digital Animation Award. Submissions are due by Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • We’ve made some Awards updates for the 2020 season. Make sure to read this recent blog post, 2020 Awards Update, for more information.

Can’t make it to a Kickoff event? You can ask a local team attending a Kickoff to pick up your Kit of Parts on your behalf. Simply send us your Surrogate Pick-Up letter to let us know.  Important: Teams that will have another team pick up their Kit of Parts will still need to register for a Kickoff event!  This ensures we send your Kit of Parts to the event for the surrogate team to pick up. You can either mail your letter, fax it to 603-206-2097, or send it via email it to firstroboticscompetition@firstinspires.org.

As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions.
FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support