Awards that FIRST Offers
Throughout the robotics season certain awards are available for teams, mentors, and members. With these awards comes recognition by the FIRST Organization as well as recognition by outside companies. These awards are held in high esteem by many engineering organizations and are very prestigious in the robotics world. Thanks to our own member Courtney Hendrick, we are able to share some details about each award and the process one goes about achieving them. To learn more about each award, click on the links below. To get access to FIRST's Award Manual, click here.
Other Awards that FIRST Offers
Engineering Inspiration Award
The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school, as well as their community.
The Founder’s Award is presented each year by FIRST Founder, Dean Kamen, to one organization or individual for exceptional service in advancing the ideals and mission of FIRST.
The Coopertition™ Award Celebrates the team that best demonstrates the greatest level of Coopertition™ during the event, based on their performance on the field.
Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox
The Creativity Award celebrates creative design, in process, execution, or via a creative or unique strategy of play. It is focused on a feature or features of the machine or development process.
Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by Delphi
The Engineering Excellence Award celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature or features. This award recognizes any aspect of engineering elegance that reinforces the principles of FIRST.
Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
The Entrepreneurship Award celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and recognizes a team which has developed a comprehensive business plan in order to define, manage, and achieve team objectives. This team displays entrepreneurial enthusiasm and the vital business skills to ensure a self-sustaining program.