FLL Challenge Events

FLL Challenge Events

Iowa FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (FLL Challenge) Events aim to celebrate and demonstrate the incredible tasks that FLL Challenge teams have accomplished. FLL Challenge Events range in sizes from local qualifier tournaments to a worldwide FIRST Championship. At any FLL Challenge event, team members will learn the value of teamwork, problem-solving and STEM!

Click here to see the Iowa FLL Challenge Event Calendar

Types of FLL Challenge Events

  • Qualifying Tournaments

    When: Nov. – Dec. 2021

    Where: In-Person and Virtual

  • While generally Iowa FLL Challenge in-person events take place throughout the FLL Season all over Iowa, the 2021-2022 FLL Challenge Qualifier season will offer modified in-person events and virtual (online) events. Iowa FLL Qualifying tournaments are a great chance for teams to display all the hard work the teams have put into the season. Teams will get to meet and present their ideas to a panel of judges to get valuable feedback on how to improve and further develop their projects. They will also participate in robot rounds where they send their robot to complete as many tasks as possible for points in a two minute and thirty second round. Teams will complete in multiple robot rounds in order to display their best score. A select number of teams will qualify out of a Qualifying tournament to the Iowa FLL Challenge Championships.

    Helpful Links

  • Iowa FLL Challenge Championships

    When: January 2022 – More Information Coming Soon!

    Where: Iowa State University Engineering Campus

  • Towards the end of the season, the Iowa FLL Challenge State Championship is held over one weekend on Iowa State University’s Engineering Campus. This event runs similarly to the Qualifying Tournaments but at a larger scale. Teams that previously completed in Qualifying Tournaments and qualified to advance have the opportunity to complete at the Championship. The Championship is the biggest event of the Iowa FLL Challenge season and is a huge celebration of youth robotics and STEM in Iowa.
    • Click here to see last season’s remote Iowa FLL Challenge Championship 2020-2021 event page
  • FLL Challenge World Festival

    When: April-June yearly

  • FIRST FIRST holds a World Festival to celebrate FLL Challenge Teams from across the globe. Unfortunately, a FLL Challenge World Festival has not been held for the 2019-2020 season or the 2020-2021 season. In past years, teams were invited from State or Regional Championships throughout the world to compete at this festival. The FLL Challenge World Festival is held in several locations and usually are comprised of two different events yearly

    Helpful Links from Past Events

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