Assigning student submitters

According to the new awards submission procedure:
The Regional Chairman’s Award, the Woodie Flowers Award and the Website Award must be submitted through the FIRST Student Team Members Information System The Main or Alternate contact for your team must assign up to four (4) student award summiteers in FRC TIMS. Those students will be notified of their status via email and may then log into the Student Team Member system and be able to view the awards submission section on their main page. The Awards Submission section of the FIRST Student Team Members Information System will open for submissions at noon EST on January 12, 2010 and close for submissions on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST

Has anyone tried this yet? I don’t see it where to do it in TIMS.


I sent a note to FIRST, and was told the option to assign students is not open yet. It will be done through the TIMS site.

Please note in the response that students selected must be in the electronic consent system.

  1. The awards submission is not yet open. We will notify teams when it is. Once open, you should log into FRC TIMS, go to the student section and you will be able to select up to 4 students , granting them access to submit for awards. There will be a indicator for students who have completed the electronic consent form and have been approved on the team. If they have not completed both, you will not be able to select the student for awards submission. The student will then need to log into the student section and will see an area to submit awards.

We are a Rookie Team, and through recieving the NASA Grant, we are required to apply for the Rookie All Star Award. Our team looked up the information and saw that it is the same as the Chairman’s paperwork- but we have run into a problem, we can’t find the topic for the essay portion. :confused: Do you know where we can locate this information?

It’s on the FIRST website in the Award Section.

Here is a link to the pdf. 2010 Chairman’s Award Criteria

There is no specific topic, you just determine the best way to tell the judges the answers to the things listed as primary factors.

And good luck this year! If you have any questions, be sure to ask! Someone will usually have a helpful answer!

Any idea how that’ll work for Michigan teams? As far as I know, we don’t have the electronic consent forms.

Thank you- that helps a lot!

I know for Chairman’s, there are also Executive Summaries of the following topics. Each must be 500 characters including spaces or less:

Describe the impact of the FIRST program on team participants:

Example of role model characteristics for other teams to emulate:

Describe the impact of the FIRST program on your team and community:

Team’s innovative methods to spread the FIRST message:

Team’s communication methods and results:

Other matters of interest to the FIRST judges:


Whats the return time from Mentor-selection to students seeing results? My mentors accepted two of our students, but on the student contact page, there is no indication of where to submit awards. Its been about ten minutes, any idea how long it should take?

Once i accepted them they had access to the awards submission pages.

They use the ID and password they created when they signed up on line.

The students who are assigned to be award submitters should also receive an email saying so, and as Chris said, can then access the submission page.