The Chairman’s Award is considered the most prestigious award given by FIRST®, and is one of the most difficult awards to obtain in FIRST Robotics Competition. We hope that providing teams our entire Chairman’s submission over the years—from the essay to the presentation materials—will help other teams understand their story that embodies the principles and goals of FIRST.

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YearExec. SummariesEssayPresentationVideo
2015-2016View SummariesView EssayView MaterialsWatch Video
2014-2015View SummariesView EssayView MaterialsWatch Video


A consistent and well-defined brand is important in a team, as well as large businesses in today’s industry. In order for our identity to remain consistent, we created a comprehensive guide describing our team colors, typography, apparel, and many other guidelines set on many aspects of our team. This allows our brand to remain consistent as our team evolves in the future.

View Guidelines (3.0.1)Download Toolkit

Quick Access to Logos

LogoPNG File
Standard - 2 ColorDownload
Standard - 2 Color ReversedDownload
Knight LogoDownload

View Past Brand Guides

Note: Please adhere to the guidelines established in the most recent version.

2016-20173.0View Guide
2015-20162.0.1View Guide
2.0View Guide
2014-20151.0View Guide


Large companies have business plans to provide investors and key executives an overview of their budget, demographics, management, as well as future strategies and the company’s vision. Likewise, a business plan is necessary for teams to provide their sponsors the team mission, demographics, and other necessary aspects to demonstrate a structured, sustainable team.

View 2017 Plan

View Past Business Plans

2015-2016View Plan
2014-2015View Plan
2013-2014View Plan


Safety is often forgotten when teams have long hours yet short time available to build a robot from scratch. It is, however, imperative for members to have a fun environment to learn and work together as a team. To provide a foundation for safety, guides are created and are enforced by the team’s safety captain throughout the season. Safety guides should include emergency procedures, approved members on machinery, and safety data sheets (SDS) of common chemicals in a robotics lab.

View 2017 Guide

View Past Safety Guides

2015-2016View Guide
2014-2015View Guide