FLL Update: Global Innovation Award, “Green” Team, World Festival & More!

–> And they’re off!

Submissions to the FLL Global Innovation Award for the Food Factor(R) season have been coming in fast and furious! 87 submissions have been posted on http://fllinnovationaward.firstlegoleague.org since January 19th.  We anticipate seeing many more in the coming days/weeks as teams collect their submission information.

While voting is a fun and interactive way to get your invention noticed, we would like to remind all teams that voting alone will not determine the winner. Please review the FAQ called “How will the winners be determined?” found here: http://fllinnovationaward.firstlegoleague.org/faq-page

Additionally, please make sure your team and supporters are being “gracious professionals” (ie. respecting the other teams and using fair voting practices) during the submission/voting process. It is important that all teams involved in the FLL Global Innovation Award continue to maintain the integrity of the FLL program.

We have heard of some fun and unique strategies for teams to promote their inventions. One team sent this to their supporters, “We appreciate you considering voting for our team and we wanted to let you know that each day you are also able to vote for other teams (a cool change for this year!)  So be sure to go to http://fllinnovationaward.firstlegoleague.org and check out all the other teams and their cool Food Factor inventions and vote for as many of them as you can.”

Thanks to the entire FLL community for an awesome start to the Food Factor season of the FLL Global Innovation Award!

*The FLL Global Innovation Award is optional and in no way affects the judging outcome of official FLL Qualifiers or Championships.*

 –> Is your team a “Green” Team?

A modern-day twist on traditional fundraising methods, the FIRST e-watt fundraising program aims to raise funds for teams with the sale of energy-efficient products LED bulbs.  More information can be found at:www.usfirst.org/e-wattinfo. Makes a great Senior Solutions(SM) fundraising idea!

 –> FLL Pride

Show your FLL spirit and Food Factor fervor. Check out the new items in the FLL store!http://firstfll.logolocltd.com

 –>World Festival

We are still looking for volunteers for the Food Factor World Festival! Held from April 25 – 28, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the FLL World Festival is a culminating celebration of the FLL season, Learn more here:http://firstlegoleague.org/worldfestival

For teams that have received invitations to the festival, please contact fllwf@usfirst.org with any questions. See you in April!


With High 5’s and Admiration,
FLL Team Support

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