A student who is designated as the Award Submitter or lead mentor 1 or 2 can submit the FIRST Impact Award submission
In preparing this submission, bear in mind that students, engineers, teachers, community, school, sponsors, families, and other supporters are all integral parts of your team experience. Your submission needs to clearly convey the factors outlined below.
Submitters must enter information, save it, and return to the site to edit the FIRST Impact Award submission until they are ready to finalize it for final judging. All entries must be finalized and submitted by the deadline. No entries will be accepted or altered after the deadline.
The team must submit their FIRST Impact Award submission, in English, through the FIRST Dashboard and enter the following required information. Team Number, Name, and Location are automatically included and provided to the judges.
Teams will not be able to submit the application without agreeing to the FIRST Impact Award Video Consent & Release of Rights Form in the submission portal. No entries will be accepted or altered after this deadline.
In addition to the online submission, teams must provide judges at the event with a video on a USB. The team may show this video during their interview but are not required.
Describe the impact of the FIRST program on team participants within the last 3 years. This can include but is not limited to percentages of those graduating high school, attending college, in STEM careers, and in FIRST programs as mentors/sponsors.
Describe your community along with how your team addresses its unique opportunities and circumstances.
Describe the team’s methods, with emphasis on the past 3 years, for spreading the FIRST message in ways that are effective, scalable, sustainable, and creative. How does your team measure results?
Please provide specific examples of how your team members act as role models within the FIRST community with emphasis on the past 3 years.
Describe your team’s initiatives to Assist, Mentor, and/or Start other FIRST teams with emphasis on activities within the past 3 years.
Beyond starting teams, what initiatives have you done to help inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators? What results have you seen from your efforts in the past 3 years?
Describe the partnerships you've created with other organizations (teams, sponsors, educational institutions, philanthropic entities, etc.) and what you have accomplished together with emphasis on the past 3 years.
Describe your team's efforts in the past 3 years to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within your team, FIRST, and your communities.
Explain how you ensure your team and the initiatives you have created will continue to run effectively for the foreseeable future.
Describe your team’s innovative strategies to recruit, retain, and engage your sponsors within the past 3 years.
Highlight one area in which your team needs to improve and describe the steps actively being taken to make those improvements.
Describe your team’s goals to fulfill the mission of FIRST and the progress you have made towards those goals.
Briefly describe other matters of interest to the FIRST Judges, including items that may not fit into the above topics. The judges are interested in learning about aspects of your team that may be unique or particularly noteworthy.
(OPTIONAL) Please use this space to ask 1 question to your FIRST Impact Award Judges which will be answered after each event with feedback from the judges (250 characters maximum). Note: Questions asking what is required to win the award will not be answered.