FedEx Innovation Challenge

Blog Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:17

Please note, this is the messaging from the 2014 FRC season. For current information, visit this recent blog post. Good luck! 

See some exciting information below from FIRST Strategic Partner and FRC Crown Supplier FedEx:

Your team could win $10,000 in the FedEx Innovation Challenge

Hashtags and robots and prizes – oh my!

This year at FIRST Championship, there’s some new fun thrown into the mix for FRC and FTC teams.

Your team can participate in the FedEx Innovation Challenge, an interactive competition that will take place Thursday, April 24 – Friday, April 25. The Innovation Challenge is open to teams competing in the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Championship and the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship. A grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded to one FRC Team for use towards their future FIRST initiative!

Part problem solving, part creative challenge, this fun and engaging competition will consist of math and science problems, scavenger hunt activities, photo ops, FedEx innovation trivia and more. Best of all, it’s easy to play! Participating teams are required to submit responses in the form of a photo using either Twitter or Instagram. All responses will be judged on the accuracy of the answer, creativity of the response and the level of team participation and spirit.

As a FIRST supporter since 2002, FedEx has made it possible for teams all over the world to participate in the FIRST experience. Playing a key logistics role, FedEx is responsible for delivering a kit of parts, which contains the essential parts for building an FRC robot, to every FRC team. They are also responsible for moving all of the FRC robots to and from FIRST Championship. You know how much shipping weight that is? Here’s a hint, it’s north of 11 million pounds annually each FIRST season!

Get in the game! Visit the official home of the Innovation Challenge. The competition begins Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 AM. Tell your team about it today! 


When will the question be posted

Hello Richard,

Challenge 1 was posted on Friday, January 9th at 8:30 AM EST and closed at 8:30 PM EST on Saturday, January 10th.
Challenge 2 was posted on Monday, January 12th at 8:30 AM EST and closed at 8:30 PM EST this morning.
Challenge 3 will be posted on Wednesday, January 14th at 8:30 AM EST and closes at 8:30 PM EST on Thursday, January 15th.
Challenge 4 will be posted on Friday, January 16th at 8:30 AM EST and closes at 8:30 PM EST on Saturday, January 17th.

Further details are posted on the Innovation Challenge site linked in the blog above.

Hi. I represent the FRC team 81, otherwise known as the Metalheads. I am wondering when will the February Challenges be posted? Please respond as soon as you are able.

So glad you’re engaged with this! We expect FedEx will be posting the new challenges within the next week. 

On the fourth February challenge, is the starting location the 5 box or is that box the "first jump"?

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