Safety Animation Award/Event Housing/Surrogate Kit Pick-Up deadline.
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Deadline! 2019 Safety Animation Award Sponsored by UL: The deadline for submitting your entry for the Safety Animation award is today, December 6 at 3:00 P.M. ET. See the full details on the Safety page.
Regional, District, and FIRST® Championship Housing:
Make sure your team is all systems go for DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE. Book your 2019 FIRST® Robotics Competition event housing early to get your top hotel picks. 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
Be ready for blastoff. Book your team rooms now!
2019 FIRST Championship housing availability for teams opens soon. Receive notification when housing and other FIRST Championship travel discounts become available.
Surrogate Kit Pick-Up: Kickoff is officially less than a month away! Not going to make it to pick up your Kickoff Kit at your registered Kickoff location? Submit a surrogate letter before January 3, 2019 to designate another team to pick it up for you. Details here.
 FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Max Goldstein to learn about his FIRST experience in this Alumni Update. Are you or someone you know a FIRST Alum? Share your story and you may be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight.  
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