This step appears twice in the Event Wizard, but behaves similarly in both cases. For some events, like Districts, there are no awards on the first day (in which case they would not use the first Award Assignments step).
[Red] In order for an award to be visible on the web through the FIRST website, it must be marked as "Post" using the checkbox in that awards' row.
[Black] Using the Set Field to Awards Mode button the lights and team signs can be changed in the arena to a more universal look that's ready for the awards ceremony.
[Blue] Control buttons used to manage the award presentation process. Described below.
After all awards for the day (or the event) have been presented, use the Upload Award Assignments button to send those assignments (if marked with Post) to the FIRST website.
Present an Award
To assign an award:
(1, left) start by selecting the award that's being presented and click on it's name (the background of the row will turn blue)
(2, left) Click the Assign Award button to enter the winning team information
(Red, right) Type the team number of the winning team, and the team name will appear below as the team number is typed. If the award is presented to a team that's not competing (such as at District Championships) the number will show a red triangle "error" indicator, meaning the team did not compete at the event.
(Blue, right) Once the winning team is entered, clicking the Save button. Use Cancel to ignore the edits, or Clear to remove the award winner.
(3, left) Once the Emcee has started to read the script for the award (where they inform the audience what the award is about) click the Display Award Name to Audience button to display a "frame" on the Audience Display informing them which award is being presented. Confirm that the award name showing on the Audience Display is the one being read by the Emcee.
(4, left) ONLY AFTER THE EMCEE HAS ANNOUNCED THE WINNING TEAM NUMBER click this button to display the winning team's number and name to the Audience. See Audience Screen for examples of what these screens look like.
Award Assignment Notes
If more than one instance of an award is being presented, but not enough instance are showing in the available awards list, a duplicate can be made. For example, if two Judges' Awards are presented, click on the Judges' Award and press the Duplicate Award button on the bottom of the screen. A second instance (with "Series" 2) will be created and available for assignment.
FMS Off-Season does not support award distribution, and as such all buttons will be “grayed out” on the two award assignment wizard steps.