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FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge 2011

FOOD FACTOR: Keeping Food Safe

an FIRST® LEGO® League teams improve the quality of food by finding ways to prevent food contamination?   In the 2011 Food Factor Challenge, over 200,000 9-16* year olds from over 55 countries will explore the topic of food safety and examine the possible points of contamination our food encounters – from exposure to insects and creatures, to unsterile processing and transportation, to unsanitary preparation and storage – then find ways to prevent or combat these contaminates.  In the Food Factor Challenge, teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT to solve a set of Food Safety missions as well as research, develop, and share their innovative food safety solutions.  Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values.


FIRST LEGO League Schedule 2011/2012

We plan to hold 25 Qualifying Tournaments in Oregon and SW Washington in December. This will be followed by two state Championship events in January.

(See color key below)
May 3 FLL team registration & kit ordering opens
June-Sept ORTOP Workshops for coaches & mentors
Mid-August Field Setup kits begin to ship
Sept. FLL team registration closes when all slots are filled
Sept. 2 International Challenge released
Oct.4 ORTOP Qualifying Tournament registration opens
Oct. 12 ORTOP Qualifying Tournament registration closes
Dec. 3, 4, 10 & 11 2011 ORTOP Qualifying Tournaments at locations throughout Oregon & SW Washington
Jan 14 & 15, 2012 ORTOP Championship Tournaments -- 20-25% of teams will be invited to attend one of these tournaments based on qualifying tournaments

Color Key for schedule above
Handled by FIRST in Manchester, NH
Handled by ORTOP in Beaverton, OR

For the Junior FIRST® LEGO® League Schedule Info please click here.

FLL Awards

FLL Qualifying Awards in Oregon

Champions Award

Robot Design - combines all aspects of the Mechanical, Programming and Strategy and Innovation Awards.

Project - combines all aspects of the Research, Innovative Solution and Presentation Awards.

Core Values - combines all aspects of the Inspiration, Teamwork and Gracious Professionalism™ Awards

Robot Performance - presented to the team that has the highest board score after 3 rounds.

Rising Star - awarded to the team judges notice and expect great things from in the future. For 2011, the Rising Star award will presented to teams with rookie and/or young team members.

Teams advancing to the Intel Oregon FLL Championship will receive ACE Awards acknowledging their
dvancement to the Championship Event


more info? FLL coaches - detailed information regarding the 2011 coach changes is available - CLICK HERE
Intel Oregon FLL Championship Awards Click here to link to the official Championship Awards on the FIRST LEGO League website


ORTOP FLL Qualifying Event Application

How does a team register for a FLL qualifying tournament in Oregon or SW Washington?

After national FLL registration closes, ORTOP will send an e-invite to teams registered in Oregon and SW Washington. Teams will be provided a link to an online application for a ORTOP Qualifying Event. Teams can compete in ONE qualifying event. Participation in ORTOP events are limited to teams residing in Oregon and Clark County, Washington area or any county that borders Oregon.

The LINK will be published at this location on October 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm

ORTOP DOES NOT use the national FIRST LEGO League registration system to register team for any event at gofll.usfirst.org

Qualifying Event Assignments After the qualifying event applications process is completed in mid-October we will display a table that gives the Qualifying Event Assignments for each team. If you have questions about these assignments, please send an email message to questions@ortop.org or call 503-725-2920
Championship Event Assignments To participate in an Oregon FLL Championship event, teams compete at an ORTOP Oregon Qualifying Event and advance to the Intel Oregon FIRST ®LEGO® League Championship.
Out of State Team Policy
  • Team residing in counties that border Oregon can participate in ORTOP FLL Qualifying events. We extend this invitation for teams that are closer in distance to an Oregon event than those in their home state.
  • The FLL Operational Partner in the team's home state must agree that the team can participate in Oregon instead of their home state.
  • Washington teams in Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania and Klickatat Counties do not need to check with FIRSTWa. ORTOP has an established agreement with FIRSTWa for this counties. Teams in those counties can choose on their own to participate in either Washington or Oregon.
  • If an Oregon team's meeting place is closer to an event being held in Idaho, Washington, California or Nevada, those teams can, if they prefer, to contact the FLL Operational Partner outside of Oregon to register for their FLL events.
SDA Teams SDA Teams are invited to register and participate in ORTOP Qualifying Tournaments. Many tournament locations offer Sunday events and one of the Oregon Championship events is also held on a Sunday. At the request of the SDA FLL National organizers, SDA teams are requested to make attending SDA FLL events a first priority over non-SDA FLL events.
Oregon Qualifying Tournament Schedule Please click here to see the public schedule of qualifying events
Oregon Championship Tournament Schedule Please click here to see the public schedule for the Intel Oregon FLL Championship