Compass Award (Optional Award)
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Award and Description

A beacon and leader in the journey of FIRST Tech Challenge.
An FIRST Tech Challenge team is about more than building robots and competing at tournaments. It is a journey to a destination through trial and error, success and failure, with challenging new technology and obstacles to navigate where no road maps are provided. How does a team find their way?
The Compass Award recognizes an adult Coach or Mentor who has provided outstanding guidance and support for a team throughout the year, and demonstrates to the Team what it means to be a Gracious Professional. The winner of the Compass Award will be determined from candidates nominated by FIRST Tech Challenge team members, via a 40-60 second video submission, highlighting how their Mentor has helped them become an inspirational team. We want to hear what sets the Mentor apart.


Required criteria for the Compass Award:
• Video must meet the following criteria:
o Video cannot be longer than 60 seconds. o Video must be of a high quality, as submissions may be used at a later time to promote FIRST.
o Team must have rights to music used in the video.
o Video must be submitted by the designated deadline.
• Video highlights the mentor’s contribution to the team and demonstrates what sets the mentor apart.
• See video award submission guidelines.