Hi Friend,
 
Q&A Opening: On Friday, November 8 at noon ET, the official Q&A will open for questions specifically related to the Pre-Kickoff Rules which will be available after opening via the Game Manual tab on the Q&A dashboard. Team Authorization Codes for the Q&A will be sent via email to all lead mentors 1 and 2 prior to noon ET on Friday, November 8. For any questions, please don't hesitate to send us an email to firstroboticscompetition@firstinspires.org.

2020 Motors, Controllers, and Some Other Robot Rules: Check the newest entry on the FIRST® Robotics Competition Blog for important information for this 2020 season.
 
Award Submissions: The Chairman's Award, Dean's List Award, and Woodie Flowers Award application portal OPENED today at noon ET. A designated student award submitter must submit the Chairman’s and the Woodie Flowers award submission through their FIRST® Dashboard. The lead mentor 1 or 2 will need to designate up to two (2) award submitters from the Team Contacts/Roster page for the team member to have access to the award submission portal. Find more information, including steps to designate an award submitter, on the Awards page and our Helpful Tips for Award Submissions page. The submission deadline for the Chairman’s and Woodie Flowers awards is Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET.
 
Dean’s List Award: A mentor, who is not related to either of the students chosen as the team’s Dean’s List Semi-finalists, shall complete and submit the application in the Dashboard to compete for the FIRST Dean’s List Finalist designation at one (1) qualifying event. Students previously selected as FIRST Dean’s List Semi-finalists or Finalists in a prior year are eligible for nomination again this year, provided they meet all the criteria. For more information please click here. The submission deadline for the Dean’s List Award is Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET.
 
Inter-District Event Registration Open: District Teams can now register for events outside of their home Districts until Monday, November 18, 2019 at noon ET.
 
Don’t Forget to Select your Kit and Kick Off Preferences: To do so, please visit www.firstinspires.org and log in to your Dashboard. Under the Team Events section, the lead mentor 1 or 2 will select “Event Options,” then “Kit & Kickoff.” All teams must complete their Kickoff selections for the 2020 season prior to Monday, November 18 at noon ET. 
 

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

 
Sincerely,
 
FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support