FIRST LEGO League Challenge

Philadelphia FIRST LEGO League Challenge Tournament 2021

Philadelphia FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams will compete in a fully virtual tournament during the last week of April, meeting with judges via Zoom and submitting video recordings of their robot runs for referee review. Sixteen teams are registered, and registration is closed.

Team Showcase and Award Ceremony Broadcast – Saturday May 1, 4:00pm

Join us for a public broadcast at the conclusion of the tournament. See highlights from the week, and celebrate team accomplishments as awards are presented for both FLL Explore (grade 2-4) and FLL Challenge (grade 4-8) teams.

The broadcast link will be posted here.

Judging Schedule

During the last week of April, teams are scheduled to present to panels of judges who will evaluate their Robot Design, Innovation Project, and Core Values. Team can select any two judging areas this year, or can participate in all three.

View the judging schedule here.

Zoom links will be emailed to the judges and coaches, but will not be posted publicly. Judges, coaches, and students should join the Zoom at the appointed time and move into breakout rooms. Please be sure your Zoom client is up to date to make this process smooth, and be sure that coaches and students know their team number.

Teams will remain the same breakout room for the whole session, and the different panels of judges will join their breakout rooms per the schedule. Teams will have a break (usually 10 minutes) between judging panels, and should remain in the Zoom breakout room during the break.

Robot Matches

Teams who elected to submit robot match videos will receive submission instructions directly from the Head Referee. Each team’s best match will be posted publicly on May 1st.

About our FIRST LEGO League Challenge Season

FIRST LEGO League Challenge is an international robotics competition for students in 4th-8th grade. The Philadelphia Robotics Coalition supports teams of Philadelphia public school students to participate in the challenge.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Coalition has made modifications to the normal season calendar and tournament format to allow teams to compete even if their schools are meeting all virtually.

To learn more about the Spring 2021 season and tournament in Philadelphia, watch the season launch video, or read through the presentation slides.