Montgomery BEST serves as the local BEST hub for middle and high schools in central Alabama and the surrounding area; counties served include but are not limited to: Montgomery, Lowndes, Macon, Autauga, Elmore, and Lee. If you are interested in having your school participate, please review the information below andthen sign up for email updates.

What are the basic team expectations?

    • 1st year teams attend free summer training
    • Teams should attend all three components of the BEST Program held in Montgomery
      • Kick-Off Day (Early September 2019)
      • Practice Day (Early October 2019)
      • Competition Day (October 18-19, 2019)
    • Teams may choose to participate in one of the following:
      • Robotics Only
        • Must build a functional robot
        • Must submit a Project Engineering Notebook
      • Robotics and the BEST Award
        • Must build a functional robot
        • Must compete in ALL four components of the BEST Award: Project
          Engineering Notebook, Marketing Presentation, Team Exhibit and
          Interview, and Spirit & Sportsmanship

      What resources will Montgomery BEST provide? What materials do we need?

          • Participation in Montgomery BEST is free.
          • Each team will receive a returnables kit (robot electrical components, motors, etc.) that must returned to Montgomery BEST at the conclusion of the event
          • Each team will receive a consumables kit (raw materials to build the robot) that teams may “use up” when building
          • Teams will need to provide their own materials for the BEST Award
          • Teams may need to purchase additional consumables to replace those materials that are “used up” during prototyping

        How to form a team:

          • Teams must be affiliated with a public, private, or homeschool group.
          • Teams must have a lead teacher of record
          • Teams must be composed of middle and/or high school students
          • Teams participating in the BEST Award component of the competition must have a minimum of four team members