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Chairman’s Award:

An award given to the team that is a model for other teams and best demonstrates the goals of FIRST.

Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox:

An award given to the team that shows creativity in their design, component, or strategy.

Engineering Inspiration Award:

An award given to the team that spreads the most respect and appreciation for engineering.

Entrepreneur Award sponsored Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Beyers:  

Award given to the team who develops and is prepared to achieve team goals.

Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi:

Award for an advanced and stylish robot.

Finalist:

An award given to the alliance that makes it to the last round.

FIRST Dean’s List Award:

Award given to a student leader who obtains FIRST ideals.

FIRST Future Innovation Award sponsored by the Abbott Fund:

Award for the team that celebrates innovation and intellectual property throughout the FIRST season.

Founder’s Award:

Award given to an individual who has helped FIRST grow significantly.

Gracious Professionalism®Award sponsored by Johnson and Johnson:

An award for teams that demonstrate FIRST values such as working together on and off the field.

Highest Rookie Seed Award:

Award for the highest seeding rookie team at the end of qualifying rounds.

Imaginary Award in honor of Jack Kamen:

For Dean Kamen’s father, Jack Kamen, an award that shows attractiveness in engineering, aesthetics, and overall team appearance.

Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors:

Award for teams that demonstrate form and function in a machine that successfully completes the game challenge.

Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories:

An award for teams that go above and beyond to get rid of safety hazards.

Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation:

Award for teams with innovative control systems to provide unique machine functions.

Judges’Award:

Award given out by the judges to the team with unique efforts, performance, or merit recognition.

Media & Technology Award sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal:

An award given to the team with the most digital experience, and that spreads the FIRST mission.

Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation:

Award that recognizes machine strength in concept and invention.

Rookie All-Star Award:

For the team that demonstrates a strong partnership and the mission of FIRST.

Rookie Inspiration Award:

An award for the team that increases respect for engineering and engineers.

Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL:

Award for teams that create a video to show safety focuses.

Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler:

An award that celebrates teams with enthusiasm and spirit through teamwork and promote the objectives of FIRST.

Volunteer of the Year Award:

Can be given to an individual, business, or organization that gives effort and has results in “Leadership, Personal Commitment, Community, and Historical Contributions.”

Winner:

Given to the alliance that wins the competition.

Woodie Flowers Finalist Award: 

Award given to a mentor who leads their team by using excellent communication skills.

Awards Won in 2015:

Innovation in Control Award at the 2015 Hatboro-Horsham MAR District Event

Creativity award at the 2015 Umass Dartmouth NE District Event

Creativity award at the 2015 Bridgewater-Raritan MAR District Event