Save the Date: FIRST Virtual Showcase

May 9, 2020

Save the date for the FIRST Virtual Showcase Presented by Qualcomm slated for Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at 10 am. FIRST community will be recognizing the achievements of FIRST teams, mentors, and volunteers around the world during the FIRST RISE powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season.

Now through May 2, share how your team is a Force for Change, as well as your team’s favorite moments during the FIRST RISE season, on Twitter and Instagram using #FIRSTFFC.

FIRST will be collecting your favorite moments, stories, monumental breakthroughs, and team accomplishments on FIRST RISE Rewind.

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FIRST announced they are continuing with the Dean’s List and Woodie Flowers Finalist Award process. FIRST will be selecting and recognizing Chairman’s Winners for both Regionals that have been suspended.

A few pointers to keep in mind:

Chairmans Award

Since the 2020 FIRST Championship has been canceled, FIRST Championship Chairman’s Award Winners will not be selected for the 2020 season. Decisions about advancement to the 2021 FIRST Championship will be made later.

FIRST Dean’s List Award:

Woodie Flowers Finalist Awards:

As the judging process is done remotely, Finalists will be chosen for each event just as if the event occurred as scheduled. All mentors who have been nominated for the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award will be considered for the event they were nominated for. Finalists and re-nominated WFFAs will then be judged by the Woodie Flowers Group and considered for the Woodie Flowers Award. In the coming weeks, we will inform you of how the Finalists and Winners will be announced.