The purpose of the FLL project presentation is to show that individuals can make a difference by researching a problem, then contributing ideas and solutions to real-world issues. The Project Awards are presented to the teams whose quality research, innovative solutions and creative presentation best reflect an in-depth understanding of the various scientific disciplines and issues involved with the Challenge Project.
Teamwork is necessary to succeed in FIRST LEGO League and is the key ingredient in any team. 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 in their support and encouragement of fellow teams. They demonstrated confidence, energy, strong problem solving skills, and group dynamics.
Judges look for teams whose work stands out for its innovation, dependability, or both. To assess innovation, the judges watch the robots work, looking for things that make them say “Wow!” and they interview team members to reveal the less obvious unique and inventive ideas.
Many teams do not exactly fit the mold for an existing award, but nonetheless deserve one. Some teams have a story that profoundly sets them apart in a unique way. Sometimes a given award is just too close to call. This award gives the judges the freedom to recognize the most remarkable team for which a standard award does not exist.
This award is presented to the team who demonstrated outstanding enthusiasm and spirit for their team and for the entire FLL experience.
This award is presented to the teams whose robot achieved the best score on the competition field.
To be considered for the Champion’s Award, teams must perform well in the equally weighted technical and team presentation categories. The FLL experience is more than building robots or attending competitions. It begins with the robot, but most importantly, it is defined by how the children unite to form a team. The program impacts each of them as individuals and as team members.
The Champion’s Award celebrates the ultimate success of the FIRST 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 FIRSTand the FIRST LEGO League Program.
The phenomenal success of the FIRST LEGO League program is a reflection of the commitment and enthusiasm our volunteers display. In fact, every single person who organizes and supports FLL in Virginia and DC is a volunteer. This annual award gives FIRST and FIRSTLEGO League the opportunity to honor the dedication of one or more volunteers across the state whose assistance and devotion has helped to change the lives of children for the future.
While VA-DC FLL did not receive an invitation this year through the annual lottery to send a team to the World Festival in Atlanta this upcoming April, we are hopeful that the team we are nominating for a core values spot will be selected to represent our region. We are also excited to announce that the Virginia Technology Alliance has stepped forward to pay the $1,000 registration fee for our core values nominee if they are selected by FIRST to attend the World Festival. The team who will be receiving our core values nomination to the World Festival has demonstrated excellence in the teamwork, research, performance, and design elements of this year’s challenge and we are proud to nominate them to represent Virginia and DC.
Congratulations to team #6089, Vector 67!
|Abingdon||1||1||5193 Radford Raod Runners|
|Abingdon||2||1||6317 Road Cones|
|Abingdon||2||2||6825 Virtual Storm|
|Benedictine||1||1||1058 Solving Saints|
|Benedictine||1||2||329 Mission Demolition|
|Benedictine||2||1||669 Tek Twister|
|Benedictine||2||2||3534 Blue Dragons|
|Blacksburg||1||1||3485 Portal 5|
|Blacksburg||1||2||5219 Tital Transport|
|Blacksburg||2||1||6175 The Gentlemen|
|Blacksburg||2||2||7530 MMS #3 – DML Giants|
|Franklin||1||1||1991 Super Computers|
|Franklin||2||1||5631 Team Hakuna Matata|
|Halifax||1||2||9363 4H A-Bots|
|Harrisonburg||1||2||3145 Lego Legends|
|Harrisonburg||2||1||203 Harri Rocks|
|Lynchburg||1||1||1895 CAMS Robo Patriots|
|Lynchburg||2||1||5136 Nosco Mechanicus|
|Lynchburg||2||2||2036 Scream Team|
|Maggie Walker||1||1||1370 Mega Robo Byrds|
|Maggie Walker||2||1||1958 Helios|
|Newport News||1||1||1595 Riverside Bears|
|Newport News||2||1||350 VDOT BOTS|
|Newport News||2||2||3761 Team WNANF|
|Norfolk||1||1||2661 Mighty Mustangs|
|Norfolk||1||2||181 GRI, Inc|
|Norfolk||2||2||5723 NXT Gen|
|Powell||1||1||4701 Gears of Fear|
|Powell||2||1||4059 Maret Frogbotics|
|Reston||1||1||3392 Mind Storm Troopers|
|Reston||2||1||3975 Ashburn Robotics NX
|Rocky Run||1||1||6063 Henderson Robotics
|Rocky Run||2||1||3099 Smart-E|
|Science Museum||1||1||5711 Lightning LEGO
|Science Museum||1||2||7509 Green Machine|
|Science Museum||2||1||6836 LEGO Engineers|
|Smithsonian||1||1||8009 Eye of the Tiger|
|Smithsonian||1||2||2750 Lego Stags|
|Smithsonian||2||1||4414 Techno Knights|
|Stafford||1||1||4235 Horizon Elementary
|Stafford||2||2||6 Green Panthers|
|Thomas Jefferson||1||1||3546 Super Nanobot
|Thomas Jefferson||1||2||2543 Spirit|
|Thomas Jefferson||2||1||2122 The Green League|
|Thomas Jefferson||2||2||2565 Mach 8|