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Qualifying Tournament Awards

Awards given out at each Illinois Qualifier (larger events may also give a finalist award in these categories):


Champion's Award

This award celebrates a team that embodies the FIRST LEGO League Challenge experience, by fully embracing our Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in Robot Performance, Robot Design and the Innovation Project.

Core Values Award

This team displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit, knows they can accomplish more together than they could as individuals, and shows each other and other teams respect at all times.

Innovation Project Award

This team utilizes diverse resources for their Innovation Project to help them gain a comprehensive understanding of their problem, have a creative, well-researched solution and effectively communicate their findings to judges and the community.

Robot Design Award

This team uses outstanding programming principles and solid engineering practices to develop a robot that is mechanically sound, durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions.

Robot Performance Award

This award celebrates a team that scores the most points during the Robot Games. Teams have a chance to compete in up to four 2.5-minute rounds and their highest score counts.


Additional Awards for some Illinois Qualifiers (depending on the number of teams attending an event one or both of these awards may be added to the above list)


Rising All-Star Award

This award celebrates a team that the judges notice and expect great things from in the future.

Breakthrough Award

This award celebrates a team that made significant progress in their confidence and capability in Robot Design, the Innovation Project, or Core Values.

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