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FIRST COMPETITION AWARDS

PLANNING

  • Determine which awards, if any, you will be targeting when you attend competitions, and which awards require special submissions. Most of the awards do not have separate submissions, but are selected by judges at the competition. The ones that require submissions are:
    • Woodie Flowers Award
    • Autodesk Inventor Award
    • Audodesk Visualization Award
    • Website Design
    • Deans List Award

PREPARATION

  • Identify team members who will work on the submissions for your team. Even though rookie teams are not permitted to submit a Chairman's Award entry, they are encouraged to prepare one as a criterion for judging the other awards, especially the Rookie All-Star Award. It is a good way to keep your team focused on the true meaning of FIRST.
  • TIP - Some of the awards are due BEFORE the robot ship date. Closely follow the criteria listed, such as number of words or required information.

TEASER PHOTOS ON CHIEF DELPHI

Continue to enjoy the photos and discussions on Chief Delphi.  Post a photo of part or your entire robot when you are ready. MOE often will post a picture of the outline of our full robot on our web site, then post the complete picture and robot specs after we ship the robot. If your team has a person who is proficent in Photoshop, or another photo editing softwear such as GIMP, see if they can do it.

SUBMITTING ENTRIES FOR FIRST AWARDS

The deadlines for these awards are coming up soon. Detailed information can be found at the FIRST Calendar of Important Deadlines.

Check for grammar and spelling before you submit your entries - especially the correct spelling of Woodie! In fact, stop reading right now, go to your word processer, and add "Woodie" to the dictionary.