Awards & Recognition

FIRST® Tech Challenge participants and teams receive awards for their hard work in developing their robots, outreaching to the community about STEM, and displaying Gracious Professionalism®.

2016 FTC Inspire Award Winners

FIRST® Inspire Award winners 2016

The Inspire Award

Winners of the FIRST® Tech Challenge UK Inspire Award will earn a place at the FIRST® championships held in Detroit, USA between 24 – 27 April 2019 – joining 30,000 students from around the world as they compete head to head to be crowned world robotics champions.

Olympics for robots

As nominating partner, each year FIRST® Tech Challenge UK & Ireland nominate a team to attend the international robotics Olympics FIRST® Global alongside teams from across the world. 175 countries competed in Washington in 2017, and in August 2018 we sent a team from the American School in London to fly the flag for the UK in the FIRST® Global Olympiad in Mexico City. They came in 3rd place!

2018 FIRST UK Global Team

FIRST® Global Team UK 2018