Climate Actions Awards
This award will go the team that has made the most thorough research utilizing diverse resources and that has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the science behind their project.
This award is presented to the team whose members best demonstrate extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit, exceptional partnership, respect for their teammates and great group dynamics.
Against All Odds Award (optional judges' award)
Adversity and hardship come in many forms and sizes, but despite this, teams learn to overcome incredible odds, persevere, and never give up. They take a bad situation or problem and do whatever it takes to adapt and improvise to keep going. We recognize this team for their stick-to-it determination.
This will be the most prestigious Climate Actions Award. It will go to the team that has demonstrated thorough research skills paired with creativity in the proposed solution and whose proposal based on the judges’ opinions stands the most realistic chance of being implementable.
Climate Connections Awards
Robot Quality Design Award
This award is presented to the team with the highest quality in all aspects of robot design. The team winning this award has engineered their robot with robust design practices, and the design of their robot shows attention to detail. Products designed with quality in mind perform consistently over time and are dependable under changing conditions.
This award is presented to the team that understands outstanding programming principles, including developing clear, concise, efficient and reusable code that allows their robot to perform challenge tasks autonomously and repeatedly. Teams winning this award have demonstrated programming mastery.
Innovative Design Award
This award is presented to the team who’s best demonstrating its ability to think “out of the box.” Innovation can come in any aspect of robot design, including a distinctive drive system, creative programming techniques, a unique attachment, or a new and creative game strategy. Judges consider the most original robot design approach to solving the Challenge missions.
Robot Performance Award, 1st and 2nd place
These awards is presented to the team(s) whose robot achieved the best/and second best score on the competition field.
Project presentation awards
Research Quality Award
An impressive presentation begins with dedication and perseverance, putting in the time and effort to read and formulate an in-depth understanding of the science that surrounds the Project question. This award is given to the team that utilized diverse resources that positively impacted the overall presentation.
Innovative Solution Award
Solutions to problems come in many different forms, limited only by the team’s imagination. This award recognizes the team that developed the most thought provoking and innovative resolution to the Challenge.
Creative Presentation Award
Translating the depth of knowledge and the solution to a problem takes many different formats. This award is presented to the team that grabbed the judges’ attention with a creative, imaginative presentation that was cohesive and reflected the team’s knowledge and understanding of their Project.
Teamwork is critical to succeed in FIRST LEGO® League and is the key ingredient in any team’s success. This award is presented to the team whose members best demonstrate extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit, exceptional partnership, the utmost respect for their own teammates, and support and encouragement of fellow teams. They demonstrated confidence, energy, strong problem solving skills, and great group dynamics.
Special Recognition Awards
Many teams reach significant milestones of success, thanks to their close relationship with an adult coach or mentor. It is this adult who graciously gives his or her time and understands the need for kids to have hands-on technology experience. This award goes to the coach or mentor whose wisdom, guidance, patience, and devotion were most clearly evident in his/her team’s discussion with the judges.
Against All Odds Award
Adversity and hardship come in many forms and sizes, but despite this, FLL teams learn to overcome incredible odds, persevere, and never give up. They take a bad situation or problem and do whatever it takes to adapt and improvise to keep going. We recognize this team for their stick-to-it determination.
Team Spirit Award
You know they are coming before you see them. Their excitement and enthusiasm for science and engineering catches you off guard every time. You may not know the team name or number, but you can describe what they look like and what they do. Everyone knows them! They rock the house, and they make science and technology fun, accessible, and rewarding.
FLL OEC Champion's Award
The Champion's Award is the most prestigious award that any team can win. The Champion's Awards celebrate the ultimate success of the FLL Mission and FLL Values. It measures how the children inspire and motivate others about the accessibility, excitement, and wonders of science, technology, and engineering while demonstrating respect, encouragement, and continued gracious professionalism. The winning team receives the honor of serving as a valued role model for the FIRST LEGO League Program. Teams considered for a Champion's Award are those that perform well in technical and team performance categories, which are equally weighted.