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Congratulations for qualifying for the Texas BEST/UIL State Championship! You have already proven yourselves to be wonderful robot designers. The University of Texas at Dallas is proud to welcome you to the Championship at the  Dr. Pepper Arena and Frisco Convention Center in Frisco, TX. We hope to make this event as memorable and pleasurable as possible for all the qualifying coaches, mentors, team members and guests.

2018 registration will open for advancing teams after Regional Hubs have completed their events and forwarded the team advancements to us.


Check Box Online Registration: One person from each team should complete online registration at https://tinyurl.com/texasbest2018-register (or https://utdallas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdZgOWIe9vxgXEF for a direct link) .  In the registration form you will need to provide your team information (school name, number, hub, etc.), primary and secondary contacts, and reserve your time slots for Compliance Checks, Photographs, Practice Times, and (BEST Award teams only)  Marketing Presentation.

 

Once the registration is submitted, an email receipt will be sent to the contact addresses provided in the form and you will be registered.  More details about the event will be sent to the teams’ contacts as the event dates approach.

Check Box Upload your team notebook: Notebooks are collected electronically at Texas BEST. To upload your notebook you will need to scan all the pages and create a digital document to be uploaded. Please save them as Microsoft Word or PDF format only.Your digital notebook and appendix files MUST be saved and uploaded in one of the following formats:

Team####_SchoolName_notebook (e.g., Team0099_UTDallas_notebook)
Team####_SchoolName_appendix (if additional file is needed)

Notebooks that do not following this naming system will not be accepted. 
Deadlines for notebook submissions are listed below.

Hub Hub Competition
Date
Notebooks must be
uploaded NO LATER
THAN 11:59PM (CT) on:
Collin County (CoCo)
North Houston
West Texas
October 13 October 27
Big Country
Capitol
Dallas
Denton County
October 20 November 3
Cowtown
San Antonio
October 27 November 10
New Mexico
U-STEM
November 3 November 17

Upload your notebook files using the form at https://utdallas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eKvjD1Fsd0de9c9 .

Check Box Complete the Medical, Talent and Liability Release Form for all participating members, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers who are attending and upload Team Releases (link coming soon). Please complete all forms by November 27. Late forms can be turned in the day of Registration. Please note: Individuals will NOT be able to participate without a Release Form on file.

 

If you would prefer to fax or mail forms, please see information below:

Texas BEST
University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, FA31
Richardson, TX 75080

Fax: 972-883-4454

Please write team name and number at the bottom of all forms.

Check Box (Coming soon) Complete the Team Demographics Form for the team and upload the Demographics form here (link coming soon). Please complete all forms by November 27.  Please note: A completed Demographics Form is required as part of compliance. 
Check Box Trends in Innovation event at UT-Dallas: We are excited to announce that we will be offering a “Trends in Innovation” event at the UT-Dallas campus on the afternoon of Thursday, November 29, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.  We will also have campus tours on Thursday afternoon for students and others that want to learn more about The University of Texas at Dallas.  Details are still being worked out and will be posted soon.
Check Box Hotel Reservations and travel arrangements: Hotel Information is available on the Hotels/Local Info tab above. If you are booking a bus, check with the company about how long the driver can be on duty without having to take a break. Many states have laws regarding driving-time limitations for bus drivers.
Check Box Championship Handbook:  (coming soon)
Check Box Emergency Contact: Determine one adult who will be responsible for receiving any emergency phone calls that may occur from home while your team is at Texas BEST. Provide that person’s cell phone number to parents, school officials and others as you see fit. Texas BEST and the University of Texas at Dallas cannot be responsible for such calls. In addition, please ensure you have completed the Medical, Talent and Liability Release Form in case emergency medical attention is necessary. Releases are required for all participating members, including coaches and mentors.
Check Box T-Shirt Award Submission: T-shirts are due at Team Check-In.
Check Box Texas BEST Conclusion: We have many teams coming from far away that need to leave as soon as possible after Texas BEST comes to an end. We assure you we are conscious of this in putting together the schedule and will do everything possible to stick to our time line. However, the schedule does not always work out as planned. Be aware that the number of competition rounds for the robots may need to be reduced in order to complete Texas BEST on time.