PSA to teams unfamiliar with awards submissions:
SUBMIT YOUR AWARDS EARLY.
If you have not already done so. This doesn’t mean tomorrow before the deadline, I mean today, I mean yesterday, I mean last week!
Character counts differ from Google Docs to Word to the submission form itself. BE PREPARED TO CUT CHARACTER COUNT AND LOSE FORMATTING!
Server load. Sometimes FIRST does not account for traffic on their websites. The last thing you want is for the deadline to pass, and you email FIRST for help.
Things just go wrong. Why not mitigate risk and act early?
SUBMIT TODAY! Save yourself some headache and anxiety! This goes for mentors and students.