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KANSAS BEST

Kansas BEST Awards for 2013

BEST Award
This is the most prestigious award presented each year. It is based on the overall evaluation of each team's project notebook, oral presentations, table display, interviews, overall spirit, sportsmanship, and robot performance. Presented by President of WSU - recognized in reverse order. First, second, and third place will receive a trophy. 

Game Award
This award is presented to the team whose robot wins the game day competitions (places in seeding rounds, and wins the elimination rounds). Presented by President of WSU - recognized in reverse order. First, second, and third place will recieve a trophy. Fourth place receives a plaque. Elite Eight Ribbon awarded to each team in the finals.

Founders Award for Creative Design Presented by Cessna Aircraft Company
This award is presented in honor of the founders of BEST Robotics, Steve Marum and Ted Mahler for the most unique robotics hardware design and game strategies (both offensive and defensive). First place awarded by Cessna representative with team photo. Second and third places recognized on slide between rounds.

Spirit AeroSystems Most Robust Design Award
This award is presented to the team whose robot demonstrates excellent reliability and minimum maintenance during the contest. First place awarded by Spirit representative with team photo. Second and third places recognized on slide between rounds.

Bombardier Learjet Craftsmanship Award
This award is presented to the team whose robot exhibits the best workmanship, appearance, fit and finish. First place awarded by Bombardier representative with team photo. Second and third places recognized on slide between rounds.

WSU Sportsmanship Award
This award is presented to the team displaying the best attributes of sportsmanship and enthusiasm during the competition. It is selected by the student teams. First place awarded by President of WSU with team photo. Second and third places recognized on slide between rounds.

Graduating Senior Recognition (NEW)

All graduating seniors will be recognized. A photo with the President of WSU will be taken.

Notebook Award (NEW)

This award is presented to the highest scoring notebook. It is selected by the notebook judges. First, second and third places recognized on slides during the competition.

Spirit Award (NEW)

This award is presented to the highest scoring team. It is selected by the spirit judges. First, second and third places recognized on slides during the competition.

Presentation Award (NEW)

This award is presented to the highest scoring team. It is selected by the presentation judges. First, second and third places recognized on slides during the competition.

Exhibit Award (NEW)

This award is presented to the highest scoring exhibit. It is selected by the exhibit judges. First, second and third places recognized on slides during the competition.

T-Shirt Ribbon (NEW)

This award is selected by the T-Shirt judges based on a rubric. First, second and third places recognized on slides during the competition. Ribbon provided to first place.

Website Ribbon (deferred to 2014)

This award is selected by the website judges based on a rubric. First, second and third places recognized on slides during the competition. Ribbon provided to first place. 

Photogenic Ribbon (NEW)

This award is selected by the photographer. First, second and third places recognized on slides during the competition. Ribbon provided to first place.

Tweeteriffic Ribbon (NEW)

This award is selected by the BEST designated tweet reader. Recognition during the competition. Ribbon provided to first place.

BEST Simulink Design Award (NEW)

This is a national level award and the details are available on the national website.