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Program Updates, Deadlines & Reminders 
Round 1 FIRST® Choice Deadline Extension: FIRST Choice Round 1 closes soon, but the deadline has been extended to Friday, December 2, at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. See the blog for details.
2023 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL Solutions: Submissions for the 2023 Safety Animation Award closes today Thursday, December 1, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. For submission instructions visit the Safety page.
The FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff presented by Novelis, in collaboration with the U.S. Space Force, celebration is NEXT MONTH. We are so excited to launch the CHARGED UPSM presented by Haas season with you! Find a Kickoff event near you or watch the celebration live on Saturday, January 7, 12 p.m. Eastern Time on FIRSTtv.
Reminder! Award Submissions: The 2023 FIRST Impact Award, Dean's List Award, and Woodie Flowers Award application portals are open. The Woodie Flowers Award and the Dean’s List Award applications will close on Thursday, February 9, 2023. The FIRST Impact Award application will close on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
FIRST Updates
2023 FIRST Championship Team Housing: We are proud to partner with ConferenceDirect as the only approved Official Housing Provider for the 2023 FIRST Championship event. Team Housing for the event is opening soon. Sign up to receive a notification or visit www.firstinspires.org/housing-travel for more details.
FIRST and ConferenceDirect work to ensure that we have a variety of price points, quality products, and amenities all situated in a prime location to ensure that we meet the needs and desires of 2023 FIRST Championship attendees and exhibitors. Only ConferenceDirect, the Event’s contracted Official Housing Company is authorized to use any likeness of the Event, claim partnership with and allowed to book within the Event Official Hotel Block. Reservations made through any company other than ConferenceDirect, are at your own risk.
If you are contacted by anyone other than ConferenceDirect, please notify the hotels@firstinspires.org immediately. Do not provide any personal or financial information to another housing vendor claiming to have rooms for the Event. Only FIRST and ConferenceDirect will contact your team regarding housing for the 2023 FIRST Championship.
As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions.   
FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support