Is the Engineering Notebook Mandatory?

My team is going to their first competition tomorrow. We were very late to the party and the only robot we’ve managed to put together is the Clawbot. But I figured that we need the experience any ways. Is the engineering notebook manadatory? I figured since we didn’t really “engineer” the clawbot, we don’t need to complete it?

Teams do not need to have submit notebooks in order to compete in tournaments or leagues. That said, Teams must have notebooks to qualify for certain awards. Please refer to the Game manual Awards Appendix for more information on notebooks.