Rules and Regulations

FIRST Canada Girls and Allies STEMathon 2023



The Contest is sponsored by FIRST ROBOTICS CANADA, with a mailing address of P.O. Box 518, Pickering Main, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 2R7, Canada (the “Sponsor”).


The Contest is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who are between the ages of 13 to 18 at the time of entry. In the case of individuals below the age of majority in their province or territory of residence, proof of identification must be provided to the Sponsor if requested. Employees of the Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, contest administrators, and any other parties engaged in developing, producing, or distributing Contest materials, and those living in the same household as such individuals or parties are not eligible to enter the Contest. By participating in the Contest, entrants, or their parent or legal guardian, as applicable, acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by, these Contest Rules. Entrants, or their parent or legal guardian, as applicable, who do not comply with any of the Contest Rules are subject to disqualification by the Sponsor, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Contest Dates and Times:

The Contest begins on May 27th, 2023, at 12 PM Eastern Time and ends on May 28th at 9 AM Eastern Time (the “Contest Period”), after which time the Contest will be closed, and no further entries will be accepted for the Contest.

How to Enter:

  1. Teams can register as a team or an individual.
  2. Registration will need to be submitted through
  3. Participants will be given a problem challenge they need to solve between May 27, 12 PM ET, and May 28, at 9:00 am.
  4. Participants are required to give a presentation based on the challenge and will be judged by a panel of judges based on a rubric.
  5. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled, or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular, or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the Contest Rules are void. Entrants or their parents or legal guardians, as applicable, grant Sponsor a non-exclusive license to use all entries for any purpose. No correspondence will be entered except with Selected Entrants, as defined below. There will also be mini-contests that run throughout the day, available to all participants. The Gracious Professionalism Award will be based on nominations from team mentors and selected by judges on the planning committee. Scavenger hunt awards will be given based on the participant who collects the most items. There will also be four games where an individual can win a prize.


Dollar values are approximate and will be awarded as follows:

Overall Winner

  • Category: Overall Winner
  • Prize: HP Chromebook x360 14A-CA 1000 CA
  • Approximate Value: $320.00
  • Number of Prizes: 1 per winning team member

Best Project

  • Category: Best Project
  • Prize: Fitbit Charge 5
  • Approximate Value: $188.28
  • Number of Prizes: 1 per winning team member

Best Pitch

  • Category: Best Pitch
  • Prize: Fujifilm Instax Mini 11
  • Approximate Value: $128.94
  • Number of Prizes: 1 per winning team member

Rising Star

  • Category: Rising Star
  • Prize: Skullcandy Riff Wireless On-Ear Headphones
  • Approximate Value: $59.19
  • Number of Prizes: 1 per winning team member


  • Category: Infographic
  • Prize: FIRST Canada Mug
  • Approximate Value: $10.00
  • Number of Prizes: 1 per winning team member

Individual Prizes:

  • GP Award
    • Category: GP Award
    • Prize: FIRST Canada Hoodie
    • Approximate Value: $25.00
    • Number of Prizes: 2 Individuals
  • Other Prizes
    • Prize: FIRST Canada Gift Certificate
    • Approximate Value: $10.00
    • Number of Prizes: To be determined (TBD)

Judging Panel:

The judging panel will consist of a group of individuals selected by the Sponsor, which may include representatives of the Sponsor, independent judges, or a combination thereof.

Winner Selection:

Winners will be selected by the judging panel based on the criteria outlined in the rubric at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. The judging panel’s decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Contest.

Winner Notification:

Selected entrants will be contacted by email or phone within seven (7) days of the end of the Contest Period. If a selected entrant cannot be reached within seven (7) days of the first attempt of contact, does not correctly answer the skill-testing question, or does not comply with any other conditions in these Contest Rules, the selected entrant will be disqualified, and another entrant will be selected.

Release and Indemnification:

By entering the Contest, entrants, and their parents or legal guardians, as applicable, (i) release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from any liability in connection with the Contest, the entrant’s participation therein, and/or the awarding and use/misuse of any prize or portion thereof, including without limitation, any injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay, or other irregularity, whether arising by reason of negligence, technical malfunction, human error, or otherwise, (ii) agree to indemnify the Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact, or in law, relative to any prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a prize supplier that may be sent along with a prize.

Odds of Winning:

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

Skill-Testing Question:

Selected entrants will be required to correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be eligible to receive a prize.

Termination or Amendment:

The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend, withdraw, or amend the Contest, in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest as contemplated by these Contest Rules.

General Conditions:

The Contest is subject to federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations. These Contest Rules are subject to change without notice to comply with any applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the Sponsor. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Contest Rules or the rights and obligations as between an entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.

Intellectual Property:

The Sponsor or its affiliates own all intellectual property, including but not limited to trademarks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, slogans, and representations. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.


The Sponsor respects the entrants’ privacy. The Sponsor collects and uses personal information collected from entrants to administer the Contest and award prizes. By entering the Contest, entrants consent to collecting, using, and disclosing their personal information for these purposes.