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Program Updates, Deadlines & Reminders 
DEADLINE TODAY! Award Submissions: The Dean’s List and Woodie Flowers Awards are due today, February 9, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. ET. For additional awards and submission details, please visit the Awards page. Please remember to check submission deadlines, and email firstteammembers@firstinspires.org before the deadline for assistance. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Upcoming Deadline! The FIRST® Impact Award: Submissions close next week on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. ET. For additional award and submission details, please visit the Awards page.
Türkiye Events Update: Please read this FIRST® Robotics Competition Blog with an important update about events in Türkiye.
Team Avatar Update: We recently encountered a bug in our system that was deleting Avatar submissions. The issue has now been fixed, but teams that have submitted an Avatar (approved or not) since the blog post on January 18, 2023, will have to resubmit their Avatars for them to be used this season. Please log in to the Avatar submission system and check the status of your submission. If there is no submission and you are expecting to have one there, please submit again. Teams that had an approved Avatar copied from last season and want to continue using it do not have to do anything. Those will still be in the system. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
2023 Safety Animation Award and Digital Animation Award winner: Double congratulations to Team 836, the RoboBees from Maryland, USA, for winning the 2023 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL Solutions, and the 2023 Digital Animation Award sponsored by AutomationDirect.com! To view the winning submissions and list of finalists please visit this blog.
FIRST Updates
FIRST Robotics Competition Mentor Expanding Diverse Workforce: FIRST Strategic Partner, Raytheon Technologies is a longstanding supporter of the FIRST mission through their dedicated employee mentors, team funding, and global program support. Read how the More Than sponsor’s Fazlul ‘Fuzz’ Zubair is just one of hundreds of Raytheon Technologies’ employees helping to build a diverse workforce through their mentorship of FIRST teams.
Community Engagement  
EXTENDED! The deadline for the Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship has been extended to February 24, 2023. If you have team members interested in medicine or biomedical engineering after high school, be sure they apply for this USD$10,000 renewable scholarship today.
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