Autodesk has been a proud sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) for over 18 years. Like you, Autodesk understands how participating in FRC positively impacts the lives not only of young people, but also of the mentors, educators and leaders from business, industry, technology, and government that support the program. They continue to believe that every FRC participant should understand and value design as a process, and consider design technology as tools which will provide your team a competitive advantage. This year, Autodesk sponsors the FRC 2010 Excellence in Design Award to honor clear and compelling evidence of excellence in design development, documentation, communication, and presentation. The intention of the Award is to inspire, recognize and celebrate design as one way in which you can change your world.