We’re doing our best, like all of you, to stay up to date on the rapidly evolving impacts of the pandemic and navigate uncertainties while planning for the future. We’ve implemented several changes to our program offerings to provide every student participant a valuable, enjoyable experience, regardless of learning environment this season.
Learn more about these changes for the 2020-2021 FIRST GAME CHANGERS powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season.
2021 FIRST Championship Update
Due to health, safety and international travel conditions created by the ongoing pandemic, FIRST® has made the decision to cancel the 2021 FIRST Championship events in Houston and Detroit. Read our announcement on the FIRST inspire blog.
We hope you’ll join us virtually as teams showcase their innovative, real-world solutions June 28-30, 2021 at the 2021 FIRST Global Innovation Awards powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. Soon, we’ll share information about additional culminating celebrations for the 2020-2021 FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season.
Visit our COVID-19 impact page and subscribe to the FIRST Newsletter for the latest updates as we continue our FIRST GAME CHANGERS season and prepare for an exciting new season of FIRST kicking off later this year.
2020 FIRST Founder's Award
During the FIRST Virtual Showcase presented by Qualcomm in May 2020, Dean Kamen awarded the FIRST Founder’s Award to the FIRST Community, in recognition of our members’ use of science and technology to make the world better and stronger and for choosing to be a Force for Change. Download the 2020 FIRST Founder’s Award certificate:
- Color certificate with fillable name field (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) or for handwritten name
- B&W certificate with fillable name field (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) or for handwritten name
FIRST RISE Rewind
FIRST teams are a Force for Change. View team highlights from around the world from our 2019-2020 FIRST RISE season.