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  1. Control System Software Update
  2. FIRST® Tech Challenge Kickoff Updates
  3. FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff Sweepstakes
  4. FIRST® Scholarship Program

Control System Software Update
FIRST® Tech Challenge will be releasing version 5.5 of its Control System software this Thursday, August 27, 2020.
A detailed list of changes introduced with the v5.5 software will be available (once the software has been released). The updated software will be available on the SKYSTONESM GitHub Repository and in Google Play.
FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff Updates
Kickoff is coming to teams, coaches, volunteers, and our community on Saturday, September 12! Join DeejayKnight and Sarah Fogwell for the FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff show on FIRSTtv at 12 noon Eastern Time. Our Game Manual Part 2 and other season specific materials will be released to our Game and Season Materials webpage after our FIRST Tech Challenge kickoff broadcast!
FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff Sweepstakes
Make sure to register your team before September 10 for your chance to be entered into our FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff sweepstakes! Four winners will receive a 2020-2021 ULTIMATE GOAL partial game set and scoring elements.

The sweepstakes prize package includes one (1) 2020-2021 FIRST Tech Challenge season ULTIMATE GOALSM partial game set and scoring elements, a total approximate retail value of $260.00. The package does not include field perimeter or soft tiles. If your team has already completed your FIRST Tech Challenge season registration, you are already entered into the sweepstakes. Four winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entrants on September 12, 2020 during the FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff broadcast on FIRSTtv. Sign up to receive your Kickoff reminder here!
FIRST® Scholarship Program
One week until the 2021 FIRST Scholarship Program launches. You can view over 200 Scholarship Providers who made scholarships available for the upcoming 2020/21 academic year and get ready to #applyapplyapply on September 1!
We can't thank our awesome sponsors enough! Thank you to our Season Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm, our Official Program Sponsor Collins Aerospace, and our Official 3D Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Sponsor, PTC!