FIRST® LEGO® League CHALLENGE Information and Qualifiers

2020/2021 season registration opens

June 2020

Deadline for registration in Canada is September 30, 2020. 

Check out the 2020-2021 Challenge Theme - RePLAY

Regional Qualifying Tournament Registration Opens: October 1, 2020

Regional  qualifying tournament  registration instructions will be sent to FIRST registered teams.


FIRST means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology and has its head office in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.

As the official partner in the Nova Scotia Region for the FIRST® LEGO® League CHALLENGE [nbsp]international program for children, Acadia hosts the regional championship tournament held annually in February. This competition is open to youth between ages 9 and 14 (as of January 1, 2019). High school students are welcome to participate in another competition we host ROBOFEST competition.

You must have a team registered with FIRST® prior to the September 30th deadline in order to register for a Qualifying Event. If you are a returning team your coach can login with your existing login information and FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge team number REGISTER HERE WITH FIRST.  

For more information on starting a team visit or contact the Acadia Robotics office - see below.

Qualifying tournaments for the February 13, 2021 Championship will be held at FIVE Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses. For more information on the Qualifying tournament closest to you, please email the Coordinator next to the event: CHECK BACK FOR 2020/2021 UPDATES

  • Acadia University, Wolfville (Saturday, February 13, 2021) - RPC Director
  • NSCC - Annapolis Valley Campus (AVC), Middleton (Saturday, November 30, 2019) Sharla Rolfe-Hunter
  • NSCC - Lunenburg Campus, Bridgewater (Friday, December 6, 2019) - Blair Lipsett
  • NSCC - Ivany Campus, Dartmouth (Saturday, November 30, 2019) Mike Duggan
  • NSCC - Truro Campus, Truro (Saturday, November 23, 2019) Sean Morrow
  • NSCC - Marconi Campus, Sydney (Saturday, November 23, 2019) Glenn Turner

For more information on the Qualifying Events, please contact the NSCC FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Coordinator, Mike Duggan

A list of the NSCC Campuses and events can also be found here.

For more information on the NB qualifying event, please contact Acadia Robotics at

FIRST® CONSENT & RELEASE - NEW - COACHES are required to invite their team members through the registration portal. Coaches invite parents to register their child with your team.  Parents will complete the consent and release form online at this time, eliminating the paper form.  If you haven't already done so, every FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge participant (coaches and team members) must complete the FIRST FLL CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM prior to attending the event. This can only be electronically signed through FIRST's database.

FIRST® CONSENT & RELEASE - PDF For coaches/parents who are having issues with the online process.

NSCC CONSENT & RELEASE - All participants at the NSCC Qualifiers are required to complete  NSCC CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM prior to attending the event. 

ACADIA CONSENT & RELEASE - All participants at the Acadia Championship are required to complete ACADIA CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM prior to attending the event. 

For any questions about the qualifying competitions, or the provincial championship, contact the Acadia Robotics Assistant, Heather Travers ( phone 902-585-1585; or the Acadia Robotics Coordinator, Jenna Watson-Findley  ( phone 902-585-1269.