Last week, thousands of students, coaches, volunteers, sponsors, and STEM supporters gathered in Houston, TX, USA for the first in-person FIRST® Championship in 3 years! To say that we were excited to welcome attendees back is an understatement. The week was filled with exciting, friendly competition and examples of Gracious Professionalism® that represented what FIRST is all about.

The FIRST® LEGO® League World Festival (part of the FIRST Championship) hosted 106 FIRST®LEGO® League Challenge teams and 49 FIRST®LEGO® League Explore teams from around the world. The teams in attendance displayed their inspiring CARGO CONNECTSM robots, Innovation Projects, and Core Values – reiterating that the FIRST experience is really #MoreThanRobots.

Here is the complete FIRST LEGO League Challenge World Festival Awards list:

Champion’s Award Winner:

Legotronics Beavers, Torres de Elorz, Spain

Champion’s Award Finalists:

FIRST FUJISAN, Yamanashi, Japan

RoboTrix 1200, Kfar Yona, Israel

Aldeatrón Robotix, S/C de Tenerife, Spain

Volunteers of the Year:

Andy Snape

Abdulmatin Adeniji

Core Values Award Winner:

Yinz Girls, Pittsburgh, PA USA

Core Values Award Finalists:

The Cryptic Cookies Bits ‘n Bot, Seattle, WA USA

SycaGo 1799, Holon, Israel

ARRA, Pitesti, Romania

Innovation Project Award Winner:

Darth Rappers, Raleigh, NC USA

Innovation Project Award Finalists:

C.R.A.B. (Cool Robots and Builders), Big Cove, AL USA

Artificial Intelligence, Minneapolis, MN USA

FunBricks, Bordeaux, France

Robot Design Award Winner:

Team Phoenix, Lafayette, LA USA

Robot Design Award Finalists:

Lituanica X, Vilnius, Lithuania

The Gummy Bears, Westford, MA USA

TAI-BOTICS, Taichung City, Chinese Taipei

Robot Performance Award Winner:

106 Legotronics Beavers, Torres de Elorz, Spain

Robot Performance Award Finalists:

SESI CLP, Várzea Paulista, Brazil

Aldeatrón Robotix, S/C de Tenerife, Spain

TAI-BOTICS, Taichung City, Chinese Taipei

Engineering Excellence Award Winners:

SESI CLP, Várzea Paulista, Brazil


Phi Team, Amman, Jordan

Breakthrough Award Winners:

Robo Raptors, Fair Lawn, NJ USA

Darth Gators, Lexington, SC USA

WoodleyRobotics, Rockville, MD USA

Motivate Award Winners:

Jedi Bricks, Pittsford, NY USA

TechBlaze, Houston, TX USA

51 LEGO My Eggo, Meridian, ID USA

Rising All-Star Award Winners:

CIRAT, Bogota, Colombia

#PandaPower, Los Altos, CA USA

Clueless, Richmond, VA USA

World Festival Peer Award Winner:

TechBlaze, Houston, TX USA

Coach/Mentor Award Winners:

Clive Segar, Combat Wombats, Freshford, England

Heather Bioren, Cryptic Cookies Bits ‘n Bots, Seattle, WA USA

Eric Borromeo, Ctrl-Z Bayview Glen, Toronto, Ontario Canada

The FIRST LEGO League Explore Team Choice Award went to Team 25379, Team DAV Ultimate Shippers, Houston, Texas, and the FIRST LEGO League Explore Volunteer of the Year Award went to Patricia Gouws from South Africa.

Check out the scores from the World Festival Matches here. If you are unable to see them after clicking on the link, refresh your browser until they appear. All coaches assigned to a team in the World Festival registration should be able to see their team’s individual rubrics and scoresheets, and can share those with families by screenshots or saving as PDF.

Congratulations to all of the teams who attended the CARGO CONNECT World Festival! We hope to have you back for the FIRST® ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm season.

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming FIRST LEGO League Challenge, SUPERPOWEREDSM:

Let us know what you think using #SUPERPOWERED on social media!