The Brazilian team presents its Project presentation to a crowd at last season’s World Festival in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

As TRASH TREKSM events around the world are drawing to a close, the staff here at FIRST® in Manchester, NH, USA, is gearing up for the annual World Festival, to be held as part of the official FIRST Championship festivities in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from April 27-30.

Champion’s Award-winning teams from around the world will gather together in a truly global celebration of culture and friendship. They will have the opportunity to compete again in the Robot Game and will present their Project solutions to judges for a chance to bring home a coveted World Festival trophy.

It isn’t easy to do the event justice, but we think Sander Ezendam provided a wonderful summary in his blog entry about his role as emcee last year. Take a look at his description and colorful photos here.

Here is one of our favorite parts:

If you get the chance to go to the World Festival or to one of the other FLL Championships somewhere in the world… GO!!! I assure you, it will become a moment you will never forget and you will not be disappointed. So share your time and muscles.

Not planning to make the trip to St. Louis this season? You can tune in and watch some of the pageantry via our livestream.