Hall of Fame

Zack Piper, 2834 Allaire Medalist

Hall of Fame Allaire Medalist 2018 What is the Allaire Medal?  The Championship Chairman’s Award winning teams choose 1-2 students who best embody the spirit of FIRST within the team.  The team honors these students with the Allaire Medal, in honor of Paul A....

Your Virtual Chairman’s Chat Questions Answered.

Learn why the Chairman’s Award should matter to your team. Each year teams attending the FIRST World Championships have had the opportunity to engage with FIRST Hall of Fame teams and Chairman’s Judges in a panel forum to ask questions about the chairman’s rules, best...

24 Hours of STEM: The Chairman’s Award with the FIRST Hall of Fame

Chairman’s Questions, Definitions and Tips! Representatives of the FIRST Hall of Fame discussed the Chairman’s Award at the December 2020 24 Hours of STEM. With a review of the new Executive Summary questions, discussion on adapting for virtual presentations and tips...

Mentor Engagement During a Global Pandemic

Everything is different. Unnatural. Unreal. As the months have dragged on during the COVID-19 pandemic, the demands pulling on our mentors’ time and attention have shifted. Concerns about school, family, work, mental health as well as physical, have diverted the...

How Hall of Fame Teams are Meeting the Challenges of COVID-19

Just like all of the other FIRST teams around the world, FIRST Hall of Fame teams are working to navigate new circumstances to create all new paths and definitions for a successful season. Students and mentors are working with new challenges and restrictions within...

Jumpstart Medtronic 2020 FIRST Hall of Fame Virtual Chairman’s Chat

What’s New in 2021 Chairman’s Submission Questions & Definitions? Whether or not you got a chance to catch us on #FIRST Canada Live or on Jumpstart by Medtronic Saturday, October 31st. Here’s what’s what about the 2020 changes and why the FIRST Hall of Fame made...

FIRST Canada Live: About the New Chairman’s Questions & Definitions

We’re Excited about the New Questions & Definitions Whether or not you got a chance to catch us on the Tuesday, October 13th episode of  #FIRSTCanadaLIVE! twitch.tv/firstcanada.  We’ve got the cheat sheet of the 2020 changes and why the Hall of Fame made those...

2020 Chairman’s Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition RCA and District Chairman's Award Winners!  We mean this sincerely, since we understand and appreciate the time, effort, and resources that are required to earn the Chairman's Award. No matter at what level your...
The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST®

The Hall of Fame celebrates past FIRST Championship Chairman’s Award Winners with banners of recognition.

Winners have oftentimes participated in or started outreach projects within their communities. This includes mentoring or starting FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST Robotics Competition teams. These projects allow for more students to become involved FIRST and are incredibly important in continuing FIRST‘s legacy.

Winners submitted a video and essay describing how they’ve spread FIRST‘s message throughout their community. In these submissions, aforementioned outreach projects are described in detail, and teams expand upon how these projects have directly affected both them and their community.

For a list of past winners, including their award submissions, please see the FIRST website.

The Chairman’s Award

The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST®, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the mission of FIRST®. It was created to keep the central focus of FIRST® Robotics Competition on the ultimate goal of transforming the culture in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become science and technology leaders. 

Hall of Fame Teams

Workshops Presented

Teams Assisted & Mentored