Important Links and Resources for at Home Challenges

If you have questions –


Innovation Challenge

Register your intent to compete in this challenge! –

FAQ’s (don’t download, this will get updated) –

FIRST Innovation Challenge Expert Education Series –

Patent Resources –

Global Innovation Awards Site –

FRC – At Home Challenges Manual –

FRC – Q&A –


Submission Directions

In order to be eligible for the At Home Challenges, teams must upload their submission in English through the portal.

Lead Coach/Mentors 1 or 2 can retrieve their team access code from the Team Registration System, and complete the following steps:

  1. In the Team Dashboard, go to the `Team Options’ section
  2. Click on `Payment & Product.’
  3. Click on `Passwords/Voucher Codes’
  4. Locate the 12-character code listed under FIRST/FRC at Home Key that begins with “F”.



Game Design Challenge

The following link is the landing page for the Game Design Challenge and has a great list of all you need.


Infinite Recharge at Home

The following link is the landing page for this Challenge and has a great list of all you need.



Key Dates:

  • February 4, 2021: The submission portal opens.
  • March 4, 2021: Deadline for teams to indicate their participation by submitting their Innovation Challenge solutions (see challenge manual for guidance).
  • April 21, 2021: Deadline for advancing Semi-Finalist teams to submit further requirements.
  • May 7, 2021: The 20 Finalists from each program for the FIRST Global Innovation Awards are chosen on or around this date.
  • June 28-30, 2021: The 20 Finalist teams should be available for judging, workshops, and mentoring on these days to participate in the FIRST Global Innovation Awards remote event.