FAQ: Challenge
FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE

What is this year’s challenge?

CITY SHAPER Challenge

More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST®, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST® community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.

FIRST® LEGO® League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the CITY SHAPER season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Innovation Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.

What is this years challenge?

The 2019-2020 FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. challenge is BOOMTOWN BUILD!

More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST®, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST® community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.

How are teams judged at competitions and what awards are there for FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. teams participating?

In FIRST® LEGO® League Jr., every team and team member’s achievements are celebrated!
Official FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expos are held by our Affiliate Partners around the world. Every team is recognized at an Expo for the work they have completed. Some Partners opt to give each team a named award as well, though this is not required.

What are the rules for participating in a FIRST® LEGO® League Expo?

Expos are non-competitive. There is not a game and children do not compete for specific awards.

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Expo events operate under the FIRST® Core Values:

– Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
– Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
– Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.
– Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
– Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
– Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

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