Every team is invited to submit for the Promote and Compass award

For Many of you, the official robot play has ended for the season.  There are two awards that are judged at state, however, that all teams are eligible to submit for, the Promote and Compass Awards.  You can find more information on these awards in the Game Manual Part 1  If your team is interested in submitting for either of these awards, you will need to fill out the submission form by 5 pm Wednesday, January 31st.  You can access the submission form here  You must submit a separate entry for each award. 

 Please note, you do not need to be present to win the award but all teams are welcome to attend our State Championship event at Amazon.  If your team did not qualify and is interested in attending, please contact me  


FTC Washington State Championship

We are two weeks away from the FTC Washington State Championship, which will take place at the Amazon Meeting Center in Seattle.

Almost all volunteer positions are filled for this event, but we do have room for a few more Judges! If you’re interested in joining, follow the steps below to sign up. 

Remember, if your team is competing that event, you cannot Judge. If your team did not advance to the Championship, we highly reccomend Judging, as it’s a great way to learn how our highest caliber teams operate. There are only a few spots left, so sign up today!


Judge Role Description:

The primary role of a Judge is to interview teams, and to decide which teams deserve an award based on team interviews, the robot, match play, and the engineering portfolio.  Judges are paired in groups of 2 – 3 to interview a set number of teams before the competition begins as well as interviews in the pit area.

Prerequisite: FIRST experience. BlueVolt training courses. Minimum Age Requirement: 18+ and post high school or equivalent allowed to serve in this role with HQ approval, 21 preferred.

How to  Register as an Event Volunteer:

1. Log in to your FIRST dashboard.

2. Once you’ve logged in, select Volunteer Registration on your Dashboard.

3. Then select Event Volunteering. On Event Filters, pick the program you wish to volunteer with (FTC).

4. Select the event you wish to volunteer at (Washington State Championship – FTC).

5. Under Volunteer Roles, select the role you wish to fill (Judge).

6. For the Dates Available field select all dates. (this is a one day event)

7. Lastly, select the Begin Youth Protection Screening button and follow the prompts to submit your free-of-charge background check. If you’re a coach or registered mentor, you’ve likely already completed this step.