NMRC has a variety of awards that are earned on an annual basis. They include team and individual awards, in both competition and judged settings.
Most of the Awards are based on awards available during a FIRST regional event.
Conference Tournament Awards: Competition Based
Awarded to the winning alliance of the championship round. All teams on this alliance will be considered the NMRC Champions for that season.
Awarded to the loosing alliance of the championship round. All teams on this alliance will be considered the NMRC Runner-Up for that season.
Conference Consolation Winners:
Awarded to the winning alliance of the consolation round. All teams on this alliance will be considered the NMRC Consolation Winners for that season. (Essentially 3rd place)
All-Conference 1st Alliance:
Awarded to the 1-3 ranked teams at the completion of the qualification rounds.
All-Conference 2nd Alliance:
Awarded to the 4-6 ranked teams at the completion of the qualification rounds.
Conference Tournament Awards: Judged
Chairman's Award: (Varsity & JV Divisions)
The Chairman’s Award honors the team that best represents a model for other NMRC teams to emulate and best embodies the mission of FIRST and the NMRC. Its goal is to shine light on the our efforts to transform our communities in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect and honor for STEM, as well as encouraging more of today’s youth to become the next generation of leaders.
Engineering Inspiration Award:
Celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school or organization and community.
- Extent and inventiveness of the team’s efforts to recruit students to engineering with particular emphasis on the most recent year’s efforts. Measurable success of those efforts.
- Extent and effectiveness of the team’s community outreach efforts with particular emphasis on the most recent year’s efforts. Measurable success of those efforts.
A commitment to science and technology education among the team, school, and community.
Achievement of the FIRST mission and ability to communicate that at the competition and away from it.
Efforts are ongoing, not strictly concentrated on the build and competition season.
During the course of the competition, the judging panel may decide a team’s unique efforts, performance, or dynamics merit recognition.
The team keeps appearing for consideration for other awards.
Other Judges have noticed and commented on the positive aspects of the team.
A unique happening or feature (often one that demonstrates the team has fully embraced the principles of FIRST ) has caught a Judge’s attention.
Team Spirit Award:
Celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional partnership and teamwork furthering the objectives of FIRST.
Spirit is consistent both throughout the team and also throughout the contest in attitude, appearance, originality, and depth.
The team displays obvious enthusiasm – in supporting teams, appearance, interactions with teams/Judges, etc. – at the competition.
Spirit is part of the team and is apparent in all they do, including at their school, in their community, with sponsors and other teams, etc.
They demonstrate spirit as a unified team.