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FLL Admissions Test Form

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – Friday, January 10th at 5PM

If you have 7th or 8th grade students on your FIRST LEGO League team that are impacted by the New Orleans Archdiocesan office moving the high school admissions test date to Jan. 18th, 8:30-11:30am, please fill out the form below. Depending on the number of teams impacted, we may be able to control the schedule such that those teams have at least some later judging/robot performance time slots.

Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Explore State Festival Registration

The culminating event for the FIRST LEGO League Explore. experience is a Festival!  While it is not required for teams to participate, a Festival is a fun, non-competitive, way for teams to show off all the hard work they have done in the season, connect with other teams, be inspired, be challenged, and most of all be CELEBRATED!   Throughout the morning at the Louisiana State Festival, the teams present their project to reviewers, participate in activities with other teams, and receive an award at the closing High Five Award Ceremony.

At this time, we are still planning to have an in person Festival, but if needed, may have to be shifted to virtual.  This decision will be made as close to the event date as possible.  Due to safety concerns with COVID, attendees at the event will be limited to team members (2-6 per team) and the team coaches (2 per team).  We will not be able to accommodate any spectators at this year’s festival. 

The Louisiana State FIRST® LEGO® League Explore Festival for the Cargo Connect Season will be held on:  Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Hammond High School

Check-in will begin at 8:00am

Festival event 9:00am -12:45pm

Registration fee is $10 per team (unlike years past, please hold on to your fee and bring it with you the day of the event.  If we have to switch to a virtual festival, we will not collect the registration fee).

We will be serving pizza and drinks before the high-five ceremony.

Registration, will close on Friday, March 4, 2022

Teams must be nationally registered & fees paid with FIRST prior to registering for the Festival.

ALL students AND coaches MUST be listed on the team roster and have the consent form completed online.  A print out of the team roster showing all names and that all forms have been completed will be required at check in on the day of the festival.


  • Please complete the registration below to register your team. DO NOT use the link on your national team dashboard.  If you register on the national website, we will not see it!
  • If you will be using a check for the registration fee, please make it out to FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc.

We are looking forward to celebrating with you and your team all that has been learned about the world of transportation during the FIRST® LEGO® League Explore CARGO CONNECT season!

2023 FIRST LEGO League Challenge Qualifying Tournament Registration


(teams registering after Oct. 15th will be accepted as space permits)

Welcome! Nationally registered teams may participate in any ONE of the tournaments listed below, but it is important that you also identify a 2nd preference in case your first choice is full. When you register for a tournament below, you are “applying” to that tournament.  You will be accepted into that tournament on a first-come-first-served basis if your national team registration is paid. Acceptance notifications will begin the first week in October.

Registration fee for a tournament is $35. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHECK TO A TOURNAMENT HOST UNTIL YOU ARE OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED INTO THAT TOURNAMENT – see Tournament Assignment List. You must fill in all required spaces below for your information to be submitted. Once you click the SUBMIT button, check back at the top of this page to make sure there is no error message.

1 12/2/2023 Voodoo Voltage Qualifier, Ben Franklin HS, New Orleans
2 12/9/2023 Hahnville Qualifier, Hahnville HS, Boutte
3 12/9/2023 Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport
4 12/9/2023 Bayou STEM Coastal Qualifier, Schriever
5 12/9/2023 Fontainebleau Robo Dawgs Qualifier, Fontainebleau HS, Mandeville
6 12/9/2023 McMain High School Qualifier, New Orleans
7 12/10/2023 Sunday LSU Eye of the Tiger Qualifier, LSU, Baton Rouge
8 12/16/2023 DSHS Stem and Robotics Center, Denham Springs
9 12/16/2023 Lafayette Qualifier, Acadiana Renaissance Charter, Lafayette
10 12/16/2023 Northshore HS, Slidell

2023 Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Team Hardship Grant Application

HARDSHIP GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE to aid teams that would otherwise be unable to participate in FIRST LEGO League without some assistance. If you are interested in applying for a Hardship Grant for your FIRST LEGO League CHALLENGE (ages 9-14) or EXPLORE (ages 6-10) team, please complete this application. For CHALLENGE teams, the grant will pay for a maximum of 2 of the 3 registration items (robot, registration, field set). For EXPLORE teams, 1 or both items may be chosen. The most important consideration in the grant application is your explanation of the hardship. If available, it can be very helpful to include information on your school’s statistics for free and reduced lunch, but it does not necessarily eliminate your application if you don’t have it. The DEADLINE to be considered for the first round of these Hardship Grants is Friday, July 21st. A second round will be considered if funding is still available. 

ALL of the items below must be filled out to be eligible AND you must have a team number, which can be last year’s number for returning teams. If you are a new team, creating a team profile in the registration system at will generate a temporary team number. To begin, create an account (user name and password), and it will take you to your “dashboard”, where you can create a team. DO NOT PAY FOR YOUR REGISTRATION OR MATERIALS IF YOU ARE REQUESTING THE GRANT TO COVER THOSE EXPENSES!!! The grant cannot reimburse already paid expenses.

Questions regarding the hardship grants or this form may be addressed to the LA FIRST LEGO League Challenge Partners: Dr. Michelle Sanchez or Dr. Annette Oertling.