FIRST Future Innovator Award sponsored by the Abbott Fund

Blog Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 16:50

I hope everyone had a great Stop Build Day!

Now that you may have at least a little more time on your hands, how about applying for the FIRST Future Innovator Award?  This award goes to an individual student or students, rather than an entire team, and will be presented on stage at Championship.  The team does not need to be present at Championship for students associated with the team to win.  To encourage greater participation, we are extending the submission deadline for this award to Noon Eastern Time on Thursday, March 14th, 2013.   I know many of you have great ideas – let’s see them!

You can find full details on this award in Section 6.5 of the FRC Administrative Manual:

The new deadline of March 14th will be reflected in the manual shortly.

I’ll blog again soon.



As someone who put a lot of effort in this submission and submitted last night, can you please consider re opening the submission for teams who already submitted?


Please send an email to with your request. Be sure to include your team number.

Does it help your chances of winning the award to have filed a patent application?

I don't see this listed specifically in the FRC Administrative Manual under 'Award Judging' Section 6.5.3, but I imagine it will be up to the judges.

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