Our First weekend of events is over! I hope all the teams attending had a fun time and learned a lot! I had a great time at the events I attended watching the teams and checking out what they coould do! 

Weekend 2 is coming up! Who’s excited! 

There are 6 events this weekend throughout the state. Check the calendar if you’d like to watch one near you! 

FIRST LEGO League Participation Rules

There seems to be some confusion around the Participation rules for FIRST LEGO League Challenge. I have posted some highlights below, as well as a link to the entire document. This is readily available on FIRST’s website.

General Participation Rules- Some highlights

Teams, coaches, and other supporters must demonstrate the Core Values in their actions and activities.

All work presented at events is the work of the children on the team.

Competitive team Participation Rules- Some highlights

These additional rules apply to teams competing in qualifying events:

  • All work presented at an official event is the work of the children on the team.
  • A competitive team consists of a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of ten (10) children. Proper adult supervision is required as described in the FIRST® Youth Protection Policy.
  • A team must be registered and fully paid in their national registration system to sign up for official events. Additional regional/local event fees may apply.
  • All team members attending an event are required to participate in the judging session and be present as a team at the Robot Game matches.

Consequences- Some highlights

FIRST® gives authority to volunteers staffing FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge official events to interpret and implement the Participation Rules, guided by global FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge training materials.

  • Teams, coaches, and supporters at official events are expected to demonstrate the Core values and Gracious Professionalism®.
    • Individuals interfering with, excessively instructing, prompting, or heckling a team or volunteer may be asked to leave.
    • Severe infractions of these rules may result in a team’s dismissal from the event. FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge official event volunteers are provided training to identify and respond to these situations (See FIRST® Youth Protection Policy).
  • Individuals and/or teams who fail to abide by the Participation Rules may be ineligible for awards at a tournament.
Award Results

Coming Soon to the Website!

Awards results page!

I will send out the link as soon as it is up!

Volunteers Needed!

We are still in need of volunteers for our Semifinal and State Championship Events!

If you are interested, or know someone who is, email Mara Kealey at marak@firstwa.org 

Event Locations and dates:


2 Events
January 20-21 Cedar Heights Middle School

2 Events
 January 20-21 Ballard High School

Eastern State Championship

January 27th, 2024 in Spokane at EWU

Western State Championship

February 4th, 2024 in Seattle at Amazon