State Only Contests

3D Printing and Design (L)30 Second Elevator Story (L)Airbrush Design (L)Architectural Board Drafting (S)Banner Design (L)Cabinetmaking Design (L)Cake Decorating (S)Carpentry 1 (S)Construction-Tool Identification (S)CREED Contest (L)Debate (Team) (L)Extemporaneous Writing (L)Heavy Equipment (S)Interior Design (S)Masonry 1 (S)Patriotic Salute of America (L)Photo Art Display (L)Pledge (L)Poster (L)Precision Machining Technology (S)SkillsUSA Spelling (L)Talent and Variety Contest (Group and Single) (L)Technical Board Drafting (S)Transportation-Tool Identification Contest (S)Welding 1 (S)Wood Sculpture (L)

PURPOSE

  1. To help teachers promote enthusiasm for learning among their students.
  2. To instill a sense of pride in students for doing a job well.
  3. To help students develop self-confidence through competitive events.
  4. To recognize students who demonstrate excellence during regional and state competitions.
  5. To promote creativity.
  6. To promote engineering skills.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate; SkillsUSA official attire: official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks; white dress shirt; plain black tie; black socks and black shoes. Female participate; Official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks or skirt with businesslike white’ collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone hose and black shoes.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

Skill Performance - The contest requires to design, draw and print a 3D model at the participant’s school and transported to contest site. Skill will also be evaluated through an interview. This model can be an improvement of an existing object or a totally new object.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Model Design and Workmanship - Materials used must be non-painted plastic. Colored plastic will be permitted. The model must be an original and creative work of the student. Models may not be glued, welded, brazed, or soldered, or attached in anyway other than fit together with plastic design parts. Projects are to be left unpainted.

Model Size - maximum size- 10” tall X 10” wide X 10” long

Notebook Requirements - A notebook must be placed with model prior to judging. It shall contain pictures and supporting evidence of the process. It must include pictures of the parts on the plate before removing them. It must include a brief description of project and processes used to develop model. A copy of the student’s resume is required to be in the notebook.

Verification Letter - A letter certifying that the model was designed and constructed by the student will be the first page of the notebook. The letter must contain an itemized list of all parts of the model. The letter must identify the school, city, state and local advisor. The letter must identify the student to be interviewed, division (high school or post-secondary), and the letter must be signed by the local administrator.

Presentation - The student shall be prepared to participate in an interview. The interview will consist of two parts: 3 to 5 minute presentation and a question and answer session. If the model is an improvement of an existing object then the student needs to point out the improvement in their presentation. If the model is a new design then the student needs to explain the purpose of the model in their presentation.

Download the FULL Guidelines: 3D Printing and Design-SkillsUSA Leadership

 

PURPOSE

To promote SkillsUSA and Career & Technical Education to those unfamiliar with our organization through verbal communicate.

Scenario: You are attending a SkillsUSA event. As you enter an elevator wearing a SkillsUSA polo shirt a stranger asks “What is SkillsUSA”? You have 30 seconds to explain SkillsUSA before the elevators next stop. What do you tell them to leave a lasting impression?

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate; Red SkillsUSA polo shirt, black dress slacks, black belt, black shoes and black socks will be the official dress of this contest. Female participate; Red SkillsUSA polo shirt, black skirt or dress slacks, black shoes,  skin-tone hose will be the official dress of this contest.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Open only to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in Career and Technical programs or Trade and Industrial Education courses.
  2. Students will compete individually. Local contests should be held to determine which student will be the school’s contestant.

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

  1. Supplied by the host:
  2. One chairperson
  3. 2-4 judges
  4. Evaluation sheet
  5. 1 Time Keeper

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

Often those of us in SkillsUSA are asked by individuals (strangers) what SkillsUSA is.  Many of those occurrences happen as we are on the elevator walking down a hall or with our group in a lobby. The 30 second elevator story is a short concise presentation that will provide the stranger a basic understanding while leaving them with an excellent impression of KY SkillsUSA. Contestants will be evaluated on how clearly they explain SkillsUSA in the short time they might have with a stranger to leave a lasting impression.

Download the FULL Guidelines:  30 Second Elevator Story-SkillsUSA Leadership 

PURPOSE

  1. To help teachers promote enthusiasm for learning among their students.
  2. To instill a sense of pride in students for doing a job well.
  3. To help students develop self-confidence through competitive events.
  4. To recognize students who demonstrate excellence during regional and state competitions.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate: SkillsUSA official attire: official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks; white dress shirt; plain black tie with no pattern or a SkillsUSA black tie; black socks and black shoes.

Female participate: Official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks or skirt with business like white collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone hose and black shoes.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

Skill Performance -The contest requires the development of an air brushed design developed at the participant’s school and transported to contest site. Skill will also be evaluated through an interview.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Materials design must be painted on a sheet metal panel no larger than 24” by 24”. The student must use an airbrush in the design (no use of paint brushes). The design must not contain profane or lewd material. The student may use homemade stencils, making tape, and free hand airbrushing. NO STORE BUGHT OR PREMADE STENCILS ARE ALLOWED! If you decide to use a homemade stencil bring the stencil in, so that it can be evaluated as a homemade stencil.

Sheet Metal Panel Size - sheet metal, square size up to 24” X 24”.

Notebook Requirements - A notebook must be placed with airbrush design prior to judging. It shall contain the homemade stencil, pictures of the contestant working on the different stages of their design. To go along with the picture, write a caption of the procedure of the design.

Verification Letter - A letter certifying that the airbrush desgin was designed and constructed by the student will be the first page of the notebook. The letter must contain an itemized list of all expenses. The letter must identify the school, city, state and local advisor. The letter must identify the student to be interviewed, division (high school or post-secondary), and the letter must be signed by the local administrator.

Presentation - The student shall be prepared to participate in an interview. The interview will consist of two parts: a presentation and a question and answer session.

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PREFACE

In the event the Architectural Board Drafting contest is planned and conducted by a person or persons unrelated to the Kentucky Office of Career and Technical Education, the specific problem or project described herein may not be used; but the rules. Personnel, equipment and tools, materials, safety equipment and special clothing specified will apply as written, regardless of who plans and conducts this contest.

PURPOSE

  1. To help teachers promote enthusiasm for learning among their students.
  2. To instill a sense of pride in students for doing a job well.
  3. To help students develop self-confidence through competitive events and related experiences.
  4. To recognize students who demonstrate excellence during regional and state competitions.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate: SkillsUSA official attire: official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks; white dress shirt; plain black tie with no pattern or a SkillsUSA black tie; black socks and black shoes.

Female participate: Official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks or skirt with business like white collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone hose and black shoes.

PROCEDURE

  1. Each student will be expected to complete the task within the allotted time, using materials provided by the host school or the contest chairperson.
  2. Contestants shall:
    1. Create a board drawing of a floor plan from the sketch given out.
    2. Adhere to all local and state building codes.
    3. Follow any ADA guidelines as specified in the instructions.
    4. Use knowledge of design practices to complete the floor plan.
  3. There are two areas of competition:
    1. Freehand Sketch of a typical wall section. All specifics will be given.
    2. Board drawing of a floor plan using standard drafting instruments and tools.
  4. Contestants are required to bring their own drafting tools. Contestants may use one (1) text of their choice as a reference.
  5. Sullivan College of Technology & Design will supply vellum paper and drafting tape for contestants.
  6. Contestants will be given four (4) hours to complete the contest.

RULES

  1. Competition is open to all SkillsUSA students enrolled in Board Drafting/CADD related programs.
  2. Contestants shall study the “Instructions for Contestants at School” in this manual.
  3. Contestants shall attend a contestant meeting at the site of the competition in accordance with the conference agenda. Contestants that miss all or any part of this meeting shall not be allowed to compete.
  4. Contestant shall read the “Code of Conduct” in the presence of their school principal or club advisor and agree to abide by the rules of conduct as stated therein before their departure for the site competition. Contestants that violate all or any part of the “Code of Conduct” shall be disqualified from contest and conference participation. Contestants that violate the “Code of Conduct” after the contest participation shall not be eligible to receive first, second or third place medals or advance to the next level of competition.
  5. Contestants shall be judged on their ability to perform the following types of tasks or skills:
    1. Competence in following instructions/solutions to problem.
    2. Understanding if building codes.
    3. Board Drafting and Sketching techniques.
    4. Dimensioning and labeling methods.
    5. Drawing Layout and view arrangement.
  6. Contestants shall produce the necessary layout to complete the assignment.
  7. Contestants shall not accept assistance from judges, other contestants, or teachers during the competition.
  8. Contestants shall not talk to other contestants during competition.
  9. Contestants shall observe all safety requirements. The safety score shall not represent more than 10 percent of the total possible points.
  10. The performance score shall not represent more than 90 percent of the total possible points.
  11. Contestants shall notify the contest chairperson, or monitor that is present, when all assignments are completed.
  12. Contestants shall not remain in the area of competition after they have submitted materials and been cleared to leave by the contest chairperson or monitor.
  13. Contestants must remain after the contest concludes to attend the debriefing.

PERSONNEL

·         Contest Chairperson

·         Three to seven judges

·         Contest Monitors

·         Timekeepers (as required)

·         Contest Assistants (as required)

EQUIPMENT and TOOLS

·         Typical Architecture templates (1/4” =1’-0” scale)

·         Lead holder and appropriate lead selections for drafting & lettering

·         Lead pointer

·         Pen or standard pencil

·         Eraser

·         Drafting brush

·         Architects scale

·         Lettering guide

·         Erase shield

·         45-degree and/or 30-60 Triangles

·         Straight Edges

·         Any other drafting instruments that would be considered ‘standard’ tools

·         One (1) reference book

DESIGN CONCEPTS and SKILLS

  1. Understanding of the Residential home design.
  2. Knowledge of local and state building codes.
  3. Knowledge of ADA accessibility requirements.
  4. Understanding of kitchen work triangles.
  5. Experience drawing floor plans and sections for residential homes.
  6. Knowledge of layout of electrical plans and for residences.
  7. Experience with free-hand sketching as a form of visual communication graphics.
  8. Board drafting skills including correct line weight, lead types, dimensioning, etc.

SPECIAL JUDGING CRITERIA

  1. Rate each contestant one at a time as requested.
  2. Approve each contestant prior to contest in accordance with safety equipment and clothing requirements specified in this contest.
  3. Disqualify contestants not dressed and equipped in accordance with safety equipment and clothing requirements specified in this contest.

Download the FULL Guidelines: Architectural Board Drafting-SkillsUSA -Skill 

PURPOSE

  1. To help teachers promote enthusiasm for learning among their students.
  2. To instill a sense of pride in students for doing a job well.
  3. To help students develop self-confidence through competitive events.
  4. To recognize students who demonstrate excellence during regional and state competitions.
  5. To promote the SkillsUSA Kentucky Association at Nationals.
  6. The winning State banner will be used by the Kentucky SkillsUSA at National Conference. Banner may be altered for display purposes.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate: SkillsUSA official attire: official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks; white dress shirt; plain black tie with no pattern or a SkillsUSA black tie; black socks and black shoes.

Female participate: Official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks or skirt with business like white collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone hose and black shoes.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

Skill Performance - The contest requires the development of banner to be used at the SkillsUSA National Conference. The banner will be the wok of one individual.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Design and Workmanship - The banner must be an original and creative work of the student.

Banner Size (on paper) - maximum size 11” wide X 17” long

  • CD with Banner design must be turned in to judges.

Presentation - The student shall be prepared to participate in a 3 to 5 minute interview. The interview will consist of two parts: a presentation and a question and answer session.

  • Elements of the presentation should include:
    • Title of banner
    • Discuss elements of banner
    • Inspiration of banner with details of how to reproduce.

Download the FULL Guidelines: Banner Design-SkillsUSA Leadership 

PURPOSE

  1. To help teachers promote enthusiasm for learning among their students.
  2. To instill a sense of pride in students for doing a job well.
  3. To help students develop self-confidence through competitive events.
  4. To recognize students who demonstrate excellence during regional and state competitions.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate: SkillsUSA official attire: official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks; white dress shirt; plain black tie with no pattern or a SkillsUSA black tie; black socks and black shoes.

Female participate: Official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks or skirt with business like white collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone hose and black shoes.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

Skill Performance - The contest requires the development of a cabinet built at the participant’s school and transported to contest site. Skill will also be evaluated through an interview.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Project Design and Workmanship - Materials used must be of wood and its associated hardware. The project must be an original and creative work of the student. Projects are to be finished (painted or stained). The project can be a cabinet, or anything that lands within the Architectural Aspects of woodworking. The project may include hand carved parts and machine cut parts (CNC). Students are encouraged to use their creativity to build a uniquely designed cabinet. No sculptures will be accepted.

Project Size - maximum size 30” wide X 96” tall X 18” deep. There will be no exceptions over the maximum size accepted.

Notebook Requirement - A notebook must be placed with sculpture prior to judging. It shall contain pictures and supporting evidence (i.e. receipts). It must include a brief description of project and processes used to develop the sculpture.

Verification Letter -  A letter certifying that the sculpture was designed and constructed by the student will be the first page of the notebook. The letter must contain an itemized list of all expenses. The letter must identify the school, city, state and local advisor. The letter must identify the student to be interviewed, division (high school or post-secondary), and the letter must be signed by the local administrator.

Presentation - The student shall be prepared to participate in a 3 to 5 minute interview. The interview will consist of two parts: a presentation and a question and answer session.

  • Elements of the presentation should include:
    • Name, school, and title of the project.
    • Discuss elements of notebook.
    • Inspiration of project with details of processes and workmanship.

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PURPOSE

  1. To help teachers promote enthusiasm for learning among their students.
  2. To instill a sense of pride in students for doing a job well.
  3. To help students develop self-confidence through competitive events and related experiences.
  4. To recognize students who demonstrate excellence during regional and state competitions.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

  • Regional- Dress appropriate to occupations including safety requirements.
  • State- White SkillsUSA Official Polo, Khaki pants, hair restraint, white apron, fully closed shoes (Tennis shoes are acceptable) Chef pants and jacket are acceptable.

INSTRUCTIONS

Design and decorate cake utilizing the colors (red, white, blue and gold). Cake must promote SkillsUSA Kentucky.

RULES

  1. Competition is open to all SkillsUSA members in their 1st year of Culinary Arts classes.
  2. Students shall study the instructions for contestants prior to competition.
  3. Contestants shall attend a contestant meeting at the site of the competition in accordance with the contest agenda. Contestants that miss all or any part of this meeting shall not be allowed to compete.
  4. Contestant shall read the “Code of Conduct” and by signing agree to its terms and conditions. Contestants who violate any part of the Code of Conduct shall be disqualified from competition.
  5. Students shall be judged on their cake decorating ability.
  6. Contestants shall not ask or accept assistance from judges, other contestants, or teachers during the competition.
  7. Contestants shall wear required clothing. Students not dressed appropriately will not be allowed to compete.
  8. Contestants shall not be allowed in the competition area after the chairperson has cleared them to leave.

PERSONNEL

  1. Contest Chairperson
  2. Three (3) to seven (7) judges
  3. Timekeepers

EQUIPMENT and TOOLS

  • Furnished by Contestant
·         Cake decorating bags, Couplers, Rings

·         Tips #4

·         Shell Border #32

·         Stars #18, #22

·         Rose #104

·         Leaf Tip #352

·         Rose Stick or Rose Nail

·         Flat Metal Spatula

·         Small Spatula (if desired)

·         No Specialty Tips

·         Optional: cake wheels/turntables


MATERIALS

  • Furnished by Chair
·         White Icing

·         Red, Blue and Gold coloring

·         Heavy plastic forks and spoons

·         Plastic mixing bowls

·         Tooth picks

·         Styrofoam Round pieces

·         Cake Rounds

·         Display containers

·         Wax Paper

·         Disposable Sanitation cloths

·         Sanitation bucket


JUDGING CRITERIA

Contestants shall be judged on their ability to perform the following types of tasks or skills:

  1. Frosting technique
  2. Roses/Leaves
  3. Shell Border
  4. Writing
  5. Color Coordination (Use of all colors)
  6. Creativity
  7. Overall Appearance of the Cake (Sale ability)
  8. Guidelines followed
  9. Clean up

Contest is open to two (2) students per program (Secondary & Collegiate).

No observers.

Finished products will be displayed after the contest.

Download the FULL Guidelines: Cake Decorating-SkillsUSA -Skill

Open to students successfully completing the following Intro classes 126 & 127-130 & 131 & with less than 4 credit hours in a Carpentry program.

PURPOSE

  1. To help teachers promote enthusiasm for learning among their students.
  2. To instill a sense of pride in students for doing a job well.
  3. To help students develop self-confidence through competitive events.
  4. To recognize students who demonstrate excellence during regional and state competitions.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

  • Regional- Dress appropriate to occupations including safety requirements.
  • State- SkillsUSA uniform.
  • Safety glasses a must.
  • Hard hat should not be required at this contest. No overhead work (could be a safety problem during assembly of project, unless required by site.

PROCEDURE

Contestants shall:

  • Read all instructions and blueprint before starting project.
  • Layout, cut and assemble the project according to specifications.
  • Have three (3) (Regional should be two (2)) hours to compete procedures as listed above.

RULES

  1. Competition is open to all SkillsUSA members in their 1st year of Carpentry classes. Should have Intro 126 & 127-130 & 131.
  2. Students shall study the instructions for contestants prior to competition.
  3. Contestants shall attend a contestant meeting at the site of the competition in accordance with the contest agenda. Contestants that miss all or any part of this meeting shall not be allowed to compete.
  4. Contestant shall read the “Code of Conduct” and by signing agree to its terms and conditions. Contestants who violate any part of the Code of Conduct shall be disqualified from competition.
  5. Students shall be judged on their ability to perform the following types of tasks or skills:
  • Practice of Safety
  • Care of Tools
  • Accuracy of Layout
  • Assembly of components
  • Fitting of Joints
  • Accuracy of Cuts
  • Ability to follow Directions
  • Ability to follow written directions
  • Quality of Workmanship
  1. Contestants shall not ask or accept assistance from judges, other contestants, or teachers during the competition.
  2. Contestants shall wear required clothing, approved eye protection and work shoes (No Tennis shoes). Students not dressed appropriately will not be allowed to compete.
  3. Contestants shall not be allowed in the competition area after the chairperson has cleared them to leave.

PERSONNEL

  1. Contest Chairperson
  2. Three (3) to seven (7) judges
  3. Contest monitor
  4. Timekeepers

EQUIPMENT and TOOLS

Furnished by Contestant

  • Tool box
  • Claw Hammer
  • Nail Apron
  • Safety Glasses
  • Wrecking bar
  • Framing/Speed Square
  • Hand Saw
  • Pencil(s)
  • C Clamps
  • Measuring device
  • 2’ to 4’ level
  • Portable Circular Power Saw
  • 25’ft Electric Extension cord
  • Jig Saw


MATERIALS

Furnished by Host School

  • Sufficient #16 sinkers
  • Sufficient #8 sinkers
  • Sufficient lumber (2X4 or 2X6) to construct sawhorse, tool box, or other projects related to task in course.
  • Any stationary equipment that might be needed according to print. Such as Table saw, miter saw or drill press.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Contestants shall be judged on their ability to perform the following types of tasks or skills:

  1. Practice of safety at all times
  2. Care of tools
  3. Accuracy of layout
  4. Assembly of components
  5. Fitting of joints
  6. Accuracy of cuts
  7. Ability to follow written directions
  8. Ability to read and follow plan specifications
  9. Quality of workmanship

SPECIAL JUDGING CRITERIA

Rate Each Contestant One at a Time as Required

  1. Approve each contestant (prior to contest in accordance with safety equipment power tools/cords in safe operable condition and clothing requirements specified in this contest.
  2. Build project according to plan.

Download the FULL Guidelines:  Carpentry I-SkillsUSA -Skill 

PURPOSE

To evaluate each contestant’s knowledge of the general tools used in the construction field.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

White polo shirt, black pants, black belt, black shoes and black socks will be the official dress of this contest.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Open to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in Career & Technical Education programs.
  2. Students will compete individually. Local contests should be held to determine which student will be the school’s contestant.
  3. Check current years Official Contests List to determine how many per region may compete

EQUIPMENT

Supplies by the host:

  1. One chairperson
  2. Power Point with 100 tools
  3. Computer and Data projector
  4. A score sheet with 100 blanks
  5. Two sharpened pencils.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

The state contest will consist of identifying 100 hand tools that will be shown on a screen via a projector. Students from all construction programs may participate in this contest, to match your tool knowledge against other students from around the state. The regional contest will consist of 50 hand tools. Students will be given 30 seconds to correctly write down the names of the tool shown on the screen. The next tool will be shown automatically until all tools have been displayed.

This is an individual competition. Ties will be broken by counting the number of misspelled words. The student with the least amount of misspelled words will be the winner. The second tie breaker will be the highest score on the written PDP test.

DeWalt Tools have sponsored this contest for several years and provides prizes to top three contestants and all contestants may receive token from DeWalt for participating.

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PURPOSE

To stimulate interest in public speaking among SkillsUSA Kentucky members by providing an opportunity for them to compete against their peers using the SkillsUSA Creed as the subject.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

SkillsUSA blazer or windbreaker, and accompanying official dress. Refer to General Regulation, SkillsUSA Champions Technical Standards book.

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to active SkillsUSA Kentucky members enrolled in Career and Technical Education.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

During the introduction, each contestant will explain what the Creed means to him/her, then recite the latest version of the SkillsUSA Creed contained in the SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook. The introduction shall not exceed one minute. Contestant may use note cards, if desired.

JUDGING

Judging will be based on the following criteria as related to the Creed recitation:

Criteria                                                                                   Points Allowed

Introduction                                                                                     20

Voice                                                                                                  20

Mechanics                                                                                         20

Power of Expression                                                                       20

State Presence                                                                                  20

Accuracy                                                                                            20

Effectiveness                                                                                     20

    Sub Total                   140

PENALTY

Minus one point for every second over one minute on introduction.No penalty shall be awarded for less than one minute.5% overall reduction for not having a resume.

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PURPOSE

To evaluate each team’s ability to debate a given topic, related to SkillsUSA, Career & Technical Education, education in general, or current events.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Official Dress (see technical standards)

ELIGIBILITY

Open to student in any Career & Technical Education program. This is a team event consisting of two (2) members per team.

TOPIC

The topics will be developed by the chairman and announced to the teams at the contest orientation session.

RULES of OBSERVATION

Observers will be allowed during the actual judging. No talking or gesturing will be permitted. No member of the audience will be permitted to enter or leave the demonstration room while a time is presenting.

EQUIPMENT and SUPPLIES

Supplied by Chairperson:

  • Paper and pencil for each competitor
  • 2 stop watches
  • Written statement of topic (one per team and one for each judge)
  • All necessary materials for judges

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

  1. Contestants are to demonstrate the following competencies:
    1. Elements of formal and informal debate
    2. Effective and pleasing delivery style
    3. Effective use of illustrations and examples
    4. Pronounce works in a clear and understandable manner
    5. Good platform deportment and personal confidence
    6. Organize debate material in a logical and coherent manner
    7. Effective use of voice in pitch, tone, tempo and volume
  2. The debate team shall consist of two (2) members. One member is to be designed as Team Captain and the other as Team Member.
  1. The topic for the debate will be determined by the chairperson and announced to the team members during the Team Debate orientation session. The teams will have from that time until the contest is scheduled to prepare.
  2. The contest Chair will determine the assignment for speaking for (pro) or against (con) the assigned subject. The announcement of the pro/con assignment will be made prior to the start of the preparation time.
  3. Team members will have 5 minutes to prepare notes. Materials may not be taken into the preparation room.
  4. The team member speaking for (pro) will go first, follow the order below:
1st Member Pro Time 1:30 minutes
2nd Member Con Time 1:30 minutes
3rd Captain Pro Rebuttal Time 1 minute
4th Captain Con Rebuttal Time 1      minute
  1. The timekeeper will call ”time” at the end of each designated time. Speakers must cease when time is called. A five-point penalty will be assessed for each five seconds over the time signal has been made. Debaters will not be given a penalty for stopping short of the time limit.
  2. The next debater must start his/her speaking within 15 seconds after the previous debater has stopped. A one-point penalty will be assessed for each second past 15 seconds.
  3. Paper and pencil will be provided to each team member to take notes.
  4. Team members must complete the speaking steps in the debate.
  5. Contestants may not mention their name, school, city or team name.
  6. Contestants may bring notes prepared in the preparation room into the contest room.
  7. The chairperson will select the debate topic based upon a subject related to SkillsUSA, vocational education, education in general or current events. All teams will be assigned the same topic.

Room Arrangements

Member Chair       Captain Chair                                                  Member Chair     Captain Chair

Podium                                                                                           Podium

Judges and Timekeeper Table w/Chairs

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PURPOSE

To evaluate each contestant’s ability to develop a written essay that will convey an original public relations message about SkillsUSA Kentucky to the general public. The essay will be written during the designated contest time while at the SkillsUSA Kentucky conference.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

SkillsUSA blazer or windbreaker, and accompanying official dress. Refer to General Regulations, SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards Book for male and female attire requirements.

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to active SkillsUSA Kentucky members enrolled in Career and Technical Education.

TOPIC

The topics will be developed by the chairman and announced to the teams at the contest orientation session.

OBSERVER RULL

No observers will be permitted to view the contest in progress. The essays may be viewed the next day after the contest, in the contest room.

EQUIPMENT and MATERIALS

Supplied by the SkillsUSA Kentucky Contest Committee:

  • Copies of Regulations
  • Copies of rating sheets
  • Pencils
  • Pad of paper
  • 6 tables
  • 24 chairs
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Supplied by Contestant:

  • One (1) copy each of reference materials: a dictionary, SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook, a book of quotations and a Thesaurus.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

These shall be a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 500 words in the body of the essay:

  • The essay shall be handwritten on 81/2 X 11 white ruled paper.
  • The name and school of the contestant shall be omitted from the body of the essay.
  • A maximum of 3 hours will be allotted for completion of the essay.
  • Failure to comply with requirements 2, 3 and 4 listed above will result in a 10 point penalty for each rule violation.

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PURPOSE

  • To evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment.
  • To recognize outstanding students for excellence, safety awareness and professionalism in the field of heavy equipment technology.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Official SkillsUSA light blue work shirt and navy pants, black or brown leather work shoes, and safety glasses with side shields or goggles. (Prescription glasses can be used only if they are equipped with side shields. If not, they must be covered with goggles).

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to active SkillsUSA Kentucky members enrolled in programs with heavy equipment technology as the occupational objective.

SAFETY INSTRUCTION and VERIFICATION of TRAINING

Important: Both the instructor and the contestant certify by agreeing to enter this contest that the contestant has received instruction in heavy equipment and has demonstrated knowledge of the operation and safe use in the following areas:

  • PPE Preventive Maintenance
  • Pre-start Start-up
  • Skid Steer Operation             Backhoe Operation

They also certify that SkillsUSA Inc., the National Technical Committee and National judges are released from all responsibilities relating to personal injury resulting from their use. Contestants will be removed from the competition if proper training has not been provided and/or they are using the equipment in an unsafe manner.

EQUIPMENT and MATERIALS

Supplied by the Technical Committee:

  • All materials and equipment needed for the contest.
  • All necessary information and furnishings for judges and technical committee.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

Contestants will demonstrate their ability to perform skills selected from the following H.E.S Industry Advisory Committee. Committee membership includes:

A.B.C.

N.C.C.E.R.

Local 181

Whayne Supply

Hunt Tractor

Flynn Brothers Contracting

J.C.P.S.

Redwing Eco Service

M.S.D.

Holt Equipment

L.W.C.

Ohio Technical College

Bale Equipment


ELIGIBLITY

Major Contest Areas:

  • Preventive Maintenance walk around.
  • Simulator controls time trials.
  • Skid Steer Operations.
  • Backhoe Operations.
  • Simulator Operation(s)

The contest will involve operation of supplied (C-E) heavy equipment.

Three (3) simulators will be chosen for students.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. Contestants will perform three (3) separate operation tasks. This will require 30-60 minutes per student to complete.
  2. The following lab rules will be followed:
    • Personal protective equipment must be worn at all times when in the lab.
    • No loose clothing is permitted.
    • Long hair must be tied behind the head or netted.
    • Safe operation of equipment is a must at all times.
  3. In addition, contestants will be judged on general operation skills and preparedness.
  4. Tie Breakers
    • Heavy Equipment test
    • Coin flip

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PREFACE

In the event of the interior design contest is planned and conducted by a person or persons unrelated to the Kentucky Office of Career & Technical Education, the specific problem or project described herein may not be used; but the rules. Personnel, equipment and tools, materials, safety equipment and special clothing specified will apply – as written, regardless of who plans and conducts this contest.

PURPOSE

  • To help teachers promote enthusiasm for learning among their students.
  • To instill as sense of pride in students for doing a job well.
  • To help students develop self confidence through competitive events and related experiences.
  • To recognize students who demonstrate excellence during regional and state competitions.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

SkillsUSA official dress

PROCEDURE

Each student will be expected to complete the task within the allotted time, using materials provided by the host school or the contest chairperson.

  1. Contestants shall:
  • Prepare a hand written design concept describing their vision for the interior space plan and finish selections.
  • Create 2 bubble diagram options showing the design process
  • Create a space plan showing furniture and fixture placement in ¼”=1’-0 scale.
  • Space plan may be drawn on velum floor plan provided including title block in bottom right hand corner that includes scale notation and reads.
  • SkillsUSA Competition 2012” and their competition I.D. number.
  • All furniture and fixtures shown must be labeled in ¼=1’-0 scale.
  • Complete a concept presentation board showing 2-3 selections for each general finish required for the space. Include wall, floor, ceiling, trim and door finish options, as well as a variety of fabric selections (3-5) that could be used in the spaces. The presentation board should be approximately 20”w. X 30” d., a neutral color and should be hand labeled in ¼”=1’-0 scale and must include a title block on right side or bottom of board that reads “SkillsUSA Competition (Current Year)" and their competition I.D. number.
  • There are three (3) areas of competition:
    • Design concept statement.
    • Space plan (including bubble diagrams).
    • Presentation board.
  • Contestants will be provided with floor plan on vellum and finish materials selections from the design resource room. All other materials needed shall be provided by the contestant (SEE EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS).
    • Contestants shall be given four hours to complete the contest.

RULES

  1. Competition is open to all SkillsUSA students enrolled in an Interior Design program.
  2. Contestants shall study the “Instruction for Contestants at School” in this manual.
  3. Contestants shall attend a contestant meeting at the site of the competition in accordance with the conference agenda. Contestants that miss all or any part of this meeting shall not be allowed to compete.
  4. Contestants shall read the “Code of Conduct” in the presence of their school principal or club advisor and agree to abide by the rules of conduct as stated therein before their departure for the site competition. Contestants that violate all or any part of the “Code of Conduct” shall be disqualified from contest and conference participation. Contestants that violate the “Code of Conduct” after contest participation shall not be eligible to receive first, second or third place medals or advance to thenext level of competition.
  5. Contestants shall be judged on their ability to perform he following types of tasks or skills:
    1. Writing a competent and professional design concept statement for an interior design project.
    2. Designing a functional and creative interior space plan that meets codes and guidelines pertinent to interior design.
    3. Producing a functional and creative presentation board.
    4. Labeling all materials as instructed.
  6. Contestants shall produce the necessary layout to complete the assignment.
  7. Contestants shall not accept assistance from judges, other contestants, or teachers during the completion.
  8. Contestants shall not talk to other contestants during completion.
  9. Contestants shall observe all safety requirements. The safety score shall not represent more than 10 percent of the total possible points.
  10. The performance score shall not represent more than 90 percent of the total possible points.
  11. Contestants shall notify the contest chairperson, or monitor that is present, when all assignments are completed.
  12. Contestants shall not remain in the area of competition after they have submitted materials and been cleared to leave by the contest chairperson or monitor.
  13. Contestants must remain after the contest concludes to attend the debriefing.

PERSONNEL

  • Contest Chairperson
  • Three (3) to seven (7) judges
  • Contest Monitors
  • Timekeepers (as required)
  • Contest Assistants (as required)

EQUIPMENT and TOOLS

  • One (1) Roll tracing (trash) paper
  • Drafting tools
  • Furniture, appliance and plumbing templates (1/4” scale)
  • Lead holder and appropriate lead selections for drafting and letting
  • Lead pointer
  • 81/2 X 11 notebook paper
  • Pen or standard pencil
  • Eraser
  • Drafting brush
  • Architects scale
  • Lettering guide
  • Erasing shield
  • Fine point black marker
  • One (1) 20” X 30” or 24” X 30” neutral (cream, gray or tan) mat board
  • Cork backed ruler or similar straight edge (for measuring and cutting boards)
  • Large Exacto knife and scissors (for cutting samples)
  • Adhesive for material selections (rubber cement, double-sided tape, etc.)

DESIGN CONCEPTS and SKILLS

  • Understanding of the principles and elements of design.
  • The application of color schemes for transition in residential interiors.
  • Understanding of kitchen work triangles.
  • Experience drawing elevations, sections and details for kitchens.
  • Knowledge of layout of lighting and electrical plans and switching diagrams, for residences.
  • Experience with formulating design concept statements for a project presentation.
  • Knowledge and application of the design process from concept to completion, including bubble diagrams, block plans, space planning and visual communication techniques.
  • Board drafting skills including correct line weight, lead types, dimensioning, etc.
  • Understanding of appropriate finish materials for residential environments especially as they relate to psychology, acoustics, wearability and light control.
  • Understanding of space planning for public and private zones in residential interiors.
  • Experience with assembling presentation boards for maximum visual communication.

SPECIAL JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Rate each contestant one at a time as required.
  • Approve each contestant prior to contest in accordance with safety equipment and cloting requirements specified in this contest.
  • Disqualify contestants not dressed and equipped in accordance with safety equipment and clothing requirements specified in this contest.

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PURPOSE

This contest request the contestant to build and complete a project specifically designed for masonry students with less than 4 credit hours in a masonry program.

TOOL LIST

  • Trowel
  • Hammer
  • Mason Brush
  • Modular Rule, Spacing Rule
  • Four (4) foot level
  • Two (2) foot level
  • Jointer
  • Line
  • Line Blocks

CLOTHING

Official SkillsUSA Khaki work shirt and pants. Black or brown leather work shoes and safety glasses with side shield or goggles.

Regional/District Contestant Numbers (contestants that can be sent to State competitions)

Three (3) High School

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PURPOSE

  1. To stimulate interest in public speaking among Kentucky SkillsUSA members.
  2. To promote citizenship.
  3. To promote honor to the United States of America.
  4. To demonstrate patriotism through presentation.
  5. To promote enthusiasm for learning while showing respect to our country.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate - SkillsUSA official attire: official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks; white dress shirt; plain black tie with no pattern or a SkillsUSA black tie; black socks and black shoes OR in an custom original to presentation.

Female participate - Official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks or skirt with business like white collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone hose and black shoes OR in an custom original to presentation.

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to active SkillsUSA Kentucky members enrolled in Career and technical Education.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

During the Patriotic Salute to America the student(s) will briefly explain the inspiration for the presentation and in the allotted time demonstrate what patriotism means to them being an American citizen. The SkillsUSA member(s) will have 3-4 minutes for the entire presentation. A 3 point penalty will be accessed for each 10 seconds over or under the allotted time. The contestant may use note cares, printed material or other appropriate props to demonstrate the Patriotic Salute to America. There may be no more than four (4) contestants participating in each presentation.

EQUIPMENT

  1. Supplied by the SkillsUSA Kentucky Contest Committee:
  • Copy of regulations
  • Copies of rating sheets
  • Pencils
  • Pads of paper
  • Judges table with 3 chairs
  • Table and chair for contestant to use as needed
  1. Supplied by Contestant
  • Copy of resume
  • All necessary materials, supplies, equipment and props for presentation

RULES

  1. Contestant(s) must be a member of SkillsUSA Kentucky and enrolled in Career and Technical Education within the school year participating.
  2. Contest shall read and follow directions of the Patriotic Salute to America.
  3. Contestant(s) must attend a pre-contest meeting in accordance with the conference agenda. Contest(s) mission the pre-contest meeting may be disqualified. If a team, only one member need attend pre-contest meeting.
  4. There will be no more than four (4) contestants presenting.
  5. If equipment is needed for the presentation the contestant(s) must bring all necessary materials and equipment with them.
  6. The contestant(s) may not spend more than $50.00 total on all props, supplies, etc. Computer or other like equipment is not part of the calculation. Receipts required on expenses.
  7. The Patriotic Salute to America is to be respectful and must honor our country. The judges will not permit any disrespect, or dishonorable conduct directed to our country.
  8. The contestant(s) will be judged on their ability to demonstrate the purpose effectively.
  9. Contestants will be penalized three (3) points for each 10 seconds over four (5) minutes or under three (3) minutes.
  10. All contestants must provide a resume to the judges at pre-contest meeting. A five (5) point penalty will be accessed if resume not provided.
  11. Observers will be permitted to watch; however no talking, gesturing or leaving the room will be permitted during the presentation. Contestants may not re-enter room to watch other contestants.
  12. Safety must be observed at all times. No unsafe actions will be accepted.

PENALTY

Minus three (3) points for each 10 seconds over four (4) minutes or under three (3) minutes.

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PURPOSE

  1. To stimulate interest in the field of photography among SkillsUSA KY members
  2. To promote the photography field
  3. To demonstrate creativity in producing a display print
  4. To demonstrate knowledge of the photography field

CLOTHING Requirements

SkillsUSA blazer or windbreaker and accompanying official attire. Refer to General Regulation in the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards Book.

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to active SkillsUSA Kentucky members enrolled in Career & Technical Education.

SCOPE OF CONTEST

Students will create a 11x14 display photograph sometime prior to the beginning of the state SkillsUSA conference. Only one print per student will be allowed and the subject matter is open meaning any subject matter is acceptable. Students will present photo to a panel of judges and explain the composition and technical information in how the print was composted, photographed and printed. The students will have up to five minutes to give the entire presentation. There will not be a penalty for presentations less than five minutes however, students should demonstrate knowledge of photography in explaining how they arrived at their final print and provide a written description of how the photo was made.

EQUIPMENT

  • There are no equipment requirements for the actual event.
  • Students can use any type of photo camera with the knowledge that file size will become an issue when producing an 11x14 print.
  • Prints can be created on any type of printer capable of creating an 11x14 size.

RULES

  • Contestant(s) must be a member of SkillsUSA KY and enrolled in Career & Technical Education within the school year participating.
  • Students will bring one (1) 11x14 mounted print of the photograph to the competition.
  • Prints must be mounted on either 11x14 foam-core or an 11x14 photo mounting board.
  • Prints can be either color or black and white.
  • Written descriptions must be typed and legible and placed on the back of the finished print.

JUDGING

  • Judging will be based on the following criteria as related to the Display Photography competition.
  • A judge will score each category from 0 to the total points allowed for that specific criteria based on their knowledge of photography and how well each contestant met the criteria requirements.

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PURPOSE

To stimulate interest in public speaking among beginning SkillsISA Kentucky members by providing an opportunity for them to compete against other SkillsUSA members while using the SkillsUSA Pledge as the subject.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate - SkillsUSA official attire: official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks; white dress shirt; plain black tie with no pattern or a SkillsUSA black tie; black socks and black shoes.

Female participate - Official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks or skirt with business like white collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone hose and black shoes.

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to active SkillsUSA Kentucky members enrolled in Career and technical Education.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

During the introductions, each contestant will explain what a pledge means to him/her, and then recite the latest version of the SkillsUSA Pledge in the SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook. The introduction of what a pledge means shall not exceed one minute.

PENALTY

  • Minus one (1) point for every second over 1 minute on introduction.
  • No penalty is awarded for less than 1 minute on introduction.
  • 5% overall reduction for not having a resume.

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PURPOSE

Evaluate the contestant’s ability to develop and prepare a SkillsUSA Kentucky promotional poster.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate; SkillsUSA official attire: official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks; white dress shirt; plain black tie; black socks and black shoes.

Female participate; Official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks or skirt with businesslike white’ collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone hose and black shoes.

EQUIPMENT

Supplied by the SkillsUSA Kentucky Chair

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

  • The theme for the poster will be the current SkillsUSA National Theme and must be stated on the poster.
  • The poster shall be designed and constructed by one (1) SkillsUSA member only.
  • Entries shall be constructed on 22’ x 28’ poster board.
  • Entries may not have any attachments to the poster (molding, framing, mockups, module, photographs, collages, stick-ons, etc).
  • Only student will be allowed to set up the poster according to instructions given by the contest chairperson.
  • Failure to comply with any requirement listed will result in a 10 point penalty for each rule violation.

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PURPOSE

To evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of precision machining technology.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Official SkillsUSA khaki work shirt and pants, black or brown leather work shoes, and safety glasses with side shields or goggles. (Prescription glasses can be used only if they are equipped with side shields. If not, they must be covered with goggles).

Note: Contestants must wear their official contest clothing to the contest orientation meeting.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in programs with precision machining technology as the occupational objective.

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

Supplied by the technical committee:

  • All necessary machines, workholding devices and work-piece materials.
  • All necessary hand tools and precision measuring instruments needed by contestants and/or judges.
  • All necessary personal computers and software for offline part programming.
  • All necessary reference material, charts and work instructions to be used by contestants and/or judges.

Supplied by the contestant:

  • Calculators are not required, but are allowed. Note: Contestants are not to bring any tools or reference materials to the contest.
  • All competitors must create a one-page resume’ using a word processor and submit the resume’ electronically at: skillsusa.net/newresume. Check the Web site for further instructions.

Note: Your contest may also require a hard copy of your resume’ as part of the actual contest. Check the Contest Guidelines and/or the updates page on the SkillsUSA Website: www.skillsusa.org/compete/updates.shtml

SCOPE OF CONTEST

The contest will be based on and consistent with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Duties and Standards for Machining Skills, Levels I and II. Information on how to obtain these skill standards may be obtained directly from NIMS by calling 701-352-4971, or on the Web at www.nims-skills.org/. Competencies to be tested are determined by the SkillsUSA Championships technical committee.

Knowledge Performance

The contest will include written knowledge assessments that require the understanding of precision machining technology-related knowledge (theory).

Wherever the words “demonstrate knowledge of” are used in the contest standards and competencies, the technical committee could include any of that subject matter in the written theory test that is administered on the Wednesday morning prior to the hands-on skill competition.

Skills Performance

The contest will include a hands-on skill competition. Each contestant in the SkillsUSA Championship is expected to demonstrate competency in manual machining performance skills. This includes: applying fundamental computational skills; interpreting engineering drawings, technical data and other graphics; applying physical science principals; setup and operation of manual metalworking machines; industrial safety and hygiene requirements.

See 2015-2016 Technical standards for additional information.

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PURPOSE

To evaluate each contestant’s ability to spell work-related items correctly.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate - SkillsUSA official attire: official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks; white dress shirt; plain black tie with no pattern or a SkillsUSA black tie; black socks and black shoes.

Female participate - Official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks or skirt with business like white collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone hose and black shoes.

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to active SkillsUSA Kentucky members enrolled in Career and technical Education.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

  1. Fifty (50) words will be selected randomly from SkillsUSA Leadership Handbook, revised.
  2. Each word will be pronounced twice.
  3. The chairperson will use the word in a sentence if requested to do so by a contestant.
  4. Contestants must print each word.
  5. Words that are not legible will be counted incorrect. Words that are not printed will be considered incorrect.
  6. Contestants who have tied will be requested to spell ten (10) additional words. This process will continue until the tie is broken.
  7. Contestants must remain seated and quiet during the contest.
  8. Contestant will remain in the testing area until dismissed by the contest chairperson.
  9. Failure to comply with requirement 7 and 8 listed above will result in a 10 point penalty for each violation.

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PURPOSE

To stimulate interest in individual performance talents among SkillsUSA Kentucky members by providing an opportunity for them to compete against their peers.

DESCRIPTION

Each chapter can compete in either a group or solo talent. The type of skit is up to the discretion of the competitor(s) and chapter advisor. Examples could include, but are not limited to: comedy, drama, parody, magic, lip-synching, dancing, juggling or instrumentation. The performance should be in good taste and should not include derogatory remarks against any particular six, religion, race or nationality. Profanity is prohibited.

DRESS CODE

Competitors should be dressed appropriately for the particular skit. Competitors should not wear clothing that would identify the chapter to the judges. Examples would include wearing the name of the chapter on clothing or wearing name badges. Competitors should not wear clothing that is excessively revealing.

ELIGIBLIITY

Contest is open to active SkillsUSA Kentucky members enrolled in Career and Technical Education.

SCOPE OF CONTEST

Contestants will perform individual or group talent in a 5 minute showcase.

PENALTY

Acts will not be stopped at the end of the time limit but a deduction of 20 points per minute or major fraction thereof, will be made from the score for acts exceeding the time limits.

RULES

Group Act: a performance that includes two or more people. There are no limits on the number of people in the group act. The time limit is 5 minutes.

Solo Act: a performance by one person. The time limit is 5 minutes.

Time starts when the competitor(s) step on stage. Set-up or takedown of any props is included in the time limit. Acts will not be stopped at the end of the time limit but a deduction of 20 points per minute or major fraction thereof, will be made from the score for acts exceeding the time limits.         

  • All competitors must be current SkillsUSA members.
  • It is the responsibility of the competitor(s) to provide all props needed, and to remove the props at the conclusion of the performance.
  • Competitors must provide their own musical cassette if needed. They (or members from their chapter) should take the cassette to the sound system technician immediately prior to the performance and pick the cassette up at the conclusion of the performance.
  • SkillsUSA will provide a sound system, a spotlight and 4 microphones. Competitors (or members from their chapter) should alert the spotlight technician immediately prior to the performance as to whether they want a spotlight or house lights.
  • Order of competition will be decided at the talent show drawing to be held prior to the competition (see your agenda). All solo acts will perform first, followed by all group acts.
  • Competitors shall report at the appropriate time and place. The competitor(s) shall be introduced to the judges by the contestant number.

AWARDS

Group and Solo: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

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TOOLS

Contestants will need to bring standard drafting tools (scales, triangles, pencils, etc.) for their respective fields. Contestants are allowed to use templates and calculators. We will allow contestants to bring one (1) textbook for reference. SCTD will supply vellum paper and drafting dots.

CONTEST

Problem solving in nature. Contestants will be given a scenario typical of the real world and will be asked to create a drawing or drawings on how they would arrive at a solution. In addition to quality of work and technique, the judges will be looking at the contestants’ creativity in solving the problem.

Download the FULL Guidelines: Technical Board Drafting-Skill

PURPOSE

To evaluate each contestant’s knowledge of the general tools used in the transportation field.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

White polo shirt, black pants, black belt, black shoes and black socks will be the official dress of this contest.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Open only to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in Career and Technical programs or Trade and Industrial Education courses.
  2. Students will compete individually. Local contests should be held to determine which student will be the school’s contestant.
  3. More than one per region is permitted. Check Official Contests listing for details

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

Supplied by the host:

  1. One chairperson
  2. Power-Point or other means to picture up to 100 various tools used in the transportation industry
  3. Computer and Data projector
  4. A score sheet with 100 blanks
  5. Two sharpened pencils.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

The state contest will consist of identifying up to 100 hand tools in the transportation industry that will be shown on a screen via a data projector or other picture identification.  The regional contest will consist of 50 hand tools.  Students will be given 30 seconds to correctly write down the names of the tool shown on the screen. The next tool will be shown automatically until all tools have been displayed.

This is an individual competition. Ties will be broken by counting the number of misspelled words.  The student with the least amount of misspelled words will be the winner.  The second tie breaker will be the highest score on the written PDP test.

Download the Contest Guidelines: Transportation Tool Contest Guidlines

Open to students currently enrolled in Welding or Metal Trades classes.

PURPOSE

Evaluate each contestant(s) preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of welding.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Official SkillsUSA khaki work shirt and pants, black or brown leather work shoes and safety glasses with side shields or goggles. (Prescription glasses can be used only if they must be covered with goggles.

Note: Contestants must wear their official contest clothing to the contest orientation meeting.

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to active SkillsUSA Kentucky members enrolled in programs with Welding as the occupational objective. Contestant may not be enrolled in more than three credits.

EQUIPMENT

Supplied by the technical committee:

  • All necessary welding equipment and materials.
  • All instructions and procedure sheets with drawings.

Supplied by contestant:

  • Hearing and/or ear protection
  • Welding helmet with appropriate filter plate/lens and protective cover plate/lens I a flip or slide front. Auto darkening shields are permissible.
  • Spare spatter and filter lenses/plates for arc welding helmet and oxyacetylene goggles
  • Pocket calculator
  • Lead pencil and/or ballpoint pen
  • Soap stone with holder
  • Scribe with magnet
  • Combination square set
  • 10-foot (3.1 meters) steel tape measure
  • Fillet weld gauge
  • 16-ounce (.45 kilogram) ball peen hammer
  • Center punch
  • 10-inch (254 millimeters) vise grips
  • 6-inch (152 millimeters) side cutting pliers or diagonal cutting pliers
  • 6-inch (152 millimeters) needle nose pliers
  • Chipping hammer with or without wire brush
  • Stainless steel wire brush
  • Electric angle grinder
  • Flint striker
  • Framing square
  • Torpedo level
  • One (1) page typewritten resume

RULES

  • Contestants must correctly use the equipment/tools during the contest. The technical committee may stop a contestant at any section of the contest if they deem a contestant’s actions to be hazardous to either themselves or others. Such stoppage shall disqualify the individual for that section of the contest. If the contestant if warned a second time, they will be disqualified. While the contest is in progress, there shall be no communication between the contestants and anyone else except as directed by the contest chairperson.
  • All terms and definitions and welding symbols will be in accordance with the current addition of ANSI/AWS A3.0 (Terms and Definitions) and ASNU/A2.4.
  • Time limits will be establishing on the contest procedures sheet for all segments of the test.
  • Evaluation of the completed project will be judges visually. Nondestructive test may be used to complete the project evaluation.
  • Welding and cutting operation instructions will be specified in drawings and procedure sheets provided to the contestants.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

  • Contestants will demonstrate their ability to perform a job and skills selected which demonstrates a mastery of GMAW. SMAW, oxy-fuel cutting, use of measuring tools, and understanding of the structural fitting and welding process.
  • Contestants will be tested on requisition of material, ability to work from drawings, layout procedures, cutting and fitting, finish and quality control and safety.

Contestants must be able to demonstrate the following competencies as identified by the national technical committee:

1. Safety

  • Demonstrate personal safety.
  • Demonstrate general shop safety.
  • Demonstrate gas, electrical and chemical safety.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper actions to be taken in an emergency.

2. Measurements

  • Identify basic metal working tools used in measuring.
  • Use visual measuring tools to accuracy of 1/16 of an inch.
  • Employ the components of a combination square set.
  • Use layout and marking tools are required.

3. Blueprint Ready

  • Use information found in the block of the drawing.
  • Read and understand three-dimensional drawings.
  • Identify the basic views used in blueprints including assembly detail and fit-up drawings.
  • Identify commands types of the lines, abbreviations and symbols in accordance with national drawing standards ANSI.
  • Identify basic welding symbols and components of a symbol (such as arrow, reference line, size or length) in accordance with the national welding symbol standard AWS.

4. Shielding Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

  • Demonstrate safety procedures for SMAW.
  • Demonstrate ability to correctly set up SMAW power sources, related welding equipment and do basic process and equipment troubleshooting.
  • Correctly identify base metal prior to welding.
  • Setup and shut down equipment for welding carbon steel
  • Select correct type of filter metal size of electrode based on carbon steel (1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thickness).
  • Prepare carbon steel for welding.
  • Start, stop and restart stringer beads on carbon steel in the flat and horizontal positions.
  • Weld a lap or tee joint with a single or multiple pass fillet weld on carbon steel.

5. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

  • Demonstrate safety procedures for GMAW.
  • Demonstrate ability to correctly set up GMAW power sources, related welding equipment and do basic process and equipment troubleshooting.
  • Correctly identify base metal prior to welding.
  • Set up and shut down equipment for welding of carbon steel.
  • Select correct type of filler metal size of electrode based on carbon steel (1/4 inch to 3/8 inch thickness).
  • Prepare carbon steel for welding.
  • Start, stop and restart stringer beads on carbon steel in the flat and horizontal position.
  • Weld a lap or tee joint with a single or multiple pass fillet weld on carbon steel.

6. Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC)

  • Demonstrate safety procedures for OFC.
  • Demonstrate ability to correctly set up OFC equipment.
  • Correctly identify base metal prior to cutting.
  • Set up and shut down equipment for cutting of carbon steel.
  • Select the correct tip size for cutting carbon steel ¼ ” to ½” thickness.
  • Prepare carbon steel for cutting
  • Make a square or bevel cut on carbon steel in the flat position.
  • Pierce a hole in carbon steel in flat position.

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PURPOSE

  1. To help teachers promote enthusiasm for learning among their students.
  2. To instill a sense of pride in students for doing a job well.
  3. To help students develop self-confidence through competitive events.
  4. To recognize students who demonstrate excellence during regional and state competitions.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

Male participate: SkillsUSA official attire: official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks; white dress shirt; plain black tie; black socks and black shoes.

Female participate: Official red blazer, windbreaker-style jacket or sweater; black dress slacks or skirt with businesslike white’ collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone hose and black shoes.

SCOPE OF THE CONTEST

Skill Performance - The contest requires the development of a wood sculpture developed at the participants school and transported to contest site. Skill will also be evaluated through an interview.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Sculpture Design and Workmanship - Materials used must be wood. The sculpture must be an original and creative work of the student. Sculptures may be glued or nailed, depending on the material used. Projects may contain a transparent stain, wax and or film finish. Finishes may be applied using resources available through the program in which the contestant is enrolled.

PLEASE NOTE:

No pre-manufactured kits will be accepted.

No CNC machined parts will be accepted.

Sculpture Size - maximum size- 18” tall X 18” wide X 18” long

Notebook Requirements - A notebook must be placed with sculpture prior to judging. It shall contain pictures and supporting evidence of the process (i.e. receipts). It must include a brief description of project and processes used to develop the sculpture

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Verification Letter - A letter certifying that the sculpture was designed and constructed by the student will be the first page of the notebook. The letter must contain an itemized list of all expenses. The letter must identify the school, city, state and local advisor. The letter must identify the student to be interviewed, division (high school or post-secondary), and the letter must be signed by the local administrator.

Presentation - The student shall be prepared to participate in an interview. The interview will consist of two parts: 3 to 5 minute presentation and a question and answer session. Elements of the presentation should include:

  • Name, school and title of project
  • Discuss elements of notebook
  • Inspiration of project with details of processes and workmanship.

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