**FIRST EMAIL**/Important Team Yearbook Submission Information

Greetings Teams:

Team Yearbook Submissions

The Team Yearbook is your opportunity to share valuable information about your team with FIRST. The data collected helps FIRST track important statistics such as how much it cost your team to participate in the competition, the population of the team (e.g., male/female students, teachers, parents, non-technical professionals) and class breakdown. This information is helpful in FIRST’s efforts to procure funding.

Judges also use the Team Yearbook at the Regional and Championship events. They learn important details about your team such as the history, goals, strengths and challenges your team has overcome. Judges take all of this into consideration when they make decisions about team awards. Please note that we may use the robot photos you submit for the Awards Ceremonies.

To enter this data, please go to the Team Information Management System at http://my.usfirst.org/. Log in as you did to register your team for events. Once in, go to the “Judges Information” tab and complete all sub tabs and fields. Please note you must do this before 5:00 pm EST, February 23rd, after which you will not be able to input information or make edits to existing information.

Customer Service Note:

In the past some teams have waited until the deadline date to start inputting information. Unfortunately, some also experienced last minute problems that could not be resolved by closing time. Since we are against a strict printing deadline, we urge you to start and complete this tab ahead of the deadline date. This way if you have any problems or questions, Team Support will have enough time to help you. With almost 1000 teams, we want to be sure that each of you gets the help you may need. Should you need assistance, please contact us at [email protected].

IMPORTANT Due to printing constraints there can be No Extensions. The “Judges Information” tab must be completed on-line by 5:00 pm EST, February 23rd for inclusion in the Team Yearbook.