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In December PCC LEAH’s Lego Lambs competed in the Regional tournament for FIRST Lego League and we won the 1st Place Champions trophy. The FIRST organization has a secondary competition called the Global Innovation Award (GIA) for teams that think their project might be worthy of patenting and developing. Our team already went so far as to get a provisional patent on our idea. As part of this GIA we posted our idea on the FIRST website and starting today until March 1 anyone can visit the website and vote for any idea they think is worthy. Then they take the top 10 vote getters along with 10 that some experts pick to determine the finalists. Eventually a panel of judges pick the top 3 finalists and they will receive $5,000 to $20,000 to further develop their idea. If you would like to check out our idea you can go to http://fllinnovation.firstlegoleague.org/dia-scanner and see our submission. If you think our idea is worthy of your vote please vote on the site (as many times as you like). You can even check out other cool ideas that other teams have submitted. I will let you know how we end up doing. Thanks. Chris Pragle and the Lego Lambs