FIRST® Headquarters will be closing on Wednesday, November 21 at 3:00 P.M. ET in recognition of the Thanksgiving U.S. Holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 26 at 8:30 A.M. ET.
Deadline Approaching! Robot Transport Exemption Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 26, 2018 by 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time.
The Robot Transportation Exemption program allows teams to request assistance in shipping their robots to Regional events (if transporting their robot to the event themselves would be a hardship). For information on the criteria, along with how to apply for a Robot Transportation Exemption, visit the Robot Transportation
2019 FIRST Choice Round 1:
Starting tomorrow November 21 at 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET, the Lead Coach/Mentor 1 or 2 from eligible teams may peruse FIRST®
Choice, populate Priority Lists, and prioritize items for Round 1. More information is available on the Kit of Parts
New Regional Being Added in California for 2019:
Due to the high demand for additional plays in California, we are adding a second Regional Event in the San Diego, CA area, the Del Mar Regional, for the 2019 season. Read more about the event in this blog post: New Regional Being Added in California in 2019
Event Housing: The mission clock is counting down to DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE. Book your 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition event housing early and get your team ready for blast off now. 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
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