Qualifying Tournament Awards

The following awards will be distributed at each of the Illinois Qualifying Tournaments with 16 teams present. If fewer or more teams are attending, judges may award fewer or more awards.

 

Award 

Award Criteria 

Champion's Award

 

 

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

Robot Design Award

This award recognizes a team that excels across the Mechanical Design, Programming, and Strategy & Innovation categories. 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. 

Innovation Project Award

This award recognizes a team that excels across the Research, Innovative Solution and Presentation categories. This team utilized diverse resources for their Innovation Project to help them gain a comprehensive understanding of the problem they identified, develop a creative, well-researched solution and effectively communicate their findings to judges and the community.

Core Values Award

This award recognizes a team that excels across the Inspiration, Teamwork and Gracious Professionalism® categories. 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. 

Judges' Award

Allows the judges the freedom to recognize remarkable teams that stand out for reasons other than the Required Award categories.

Robot Performance Award

This award recognizes a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in four  2.5 minute matches and their highest score counts. 

Rising Star Award

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

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