Thank you, Kaitlin! That makes doing GIA seem a bit more feasible!
Thank you for catching that Cathy!
The two teams that received the nomination spots will find out on April 1st. VA-DC FLL has until April 7th to send those names to FIRST, which we plan to send on April 1st once the teams have been notified. The teams will have until April 21st to complete their project write-up that needs to be submitted to FIRST. So the teams would have three weeks to work on that!
As FIRST has extended the season, there have been several deadlines and due dates that have shifted! Apologies for the mix up. It has been corrected on the VA-DC FLL Global Innovation Awards page.
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On 3/11/21, 10:35 AM, "Catherine Sarisky" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I'm a little concerned to see that the 2200 word written GIA submission is due a week after the teams selected will be notified (April 1st to April 7th). That's a pretty tight turnaround, especially for younger team members who don't exactly crank out text. My kids will want to apply anyway, but that's going to make the first week of April into the Week of Doom if they're lucky enough to get a nomination.
I see on FIRST's FAQ page (https://www.firstinspires.org/sites/default/files/uploads/resource_library/fll/global-innovation/fll-gia-faq.pdf) that materials are due to FIRST on April 21st. If that's the correct deadline, that'd be much kinder to whichever two awesome teams get the opportunity!