Contest Updates

SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards 2015-2016

To assure you and your students are prepared for the 2015 competitions, be sure you have the latest edition. You may order online by going to or you may call toll-free and place your order. The telephone number is 1-800-321-8422.

General Notes

Contest Scorecards

The official SkillsUSA Championships scorecards are no longer part of the book and electronic copies of the Technical Standards manual.

They are available here as a download.

Résumé Requirement

All competitors must create a one-page hard copy résumé and submit this to the technical committee chair at the contest orientation. Failure to do so will result in a 10 point penalty. Competitors can bring a résumé to the contest on the day of competition however, the penalty will remain in effect.


Chapter Display 11/3/14
Please note the following corrections to contest guidelines for Chapter Display.

Mobile Robotics 12/8/14
Please find the attached Guidelines for the 2015 Conference. This should assist all competitors  with requirements and needs to compete.

Occupational Health and Safety  10/17/14
The health and safety survey which is mentioned in the Technical Standards was inadvertently omitted. The attached survey form may be used, or a customized survey prepared to fit a chapter’s specific needs may be used. If a customized survey is used, it must be of industry quality. The survey may be one currently used by a local industry.

Quiz Bowl 11/3/14
In the Technical Standards under Contest Guidelines there was an error on Section 26 for Current Events. The following document clarifies the issue.

T-Shirt Design (State) 12/29/14
In the contest guidelines for use of the SkillsUSA Emblem or SkillsUSA logo please note change:

Contest Guidelines

  1. All entries must be rendered in color (full color or up to four color).
  2. Preferably, entries will be created in a design software package such as Illustrator, Photoshop or Freehand. Entries may also be hand-drawn, painted or rendered in colored pencils or markers.
  3. Artwork submission is 8″x11″. The artwork should be a comprehensive design that is essentially “camera ready.” There is no opportunity to “tweak” the design after it has been submitted at the contest orientation meeting.
  4. The SkillsUSA emblem or SkillsUSA logo (or elements of either) can appear on the design.

Middle School

Team Engineering Challenge
This contest is designed to evaluate and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the areas of creative and critical thinking skills and the decision making process, to solve a problem. The contest is intended to foster creativity, innovation, team work, and problem solving skills.

Skilled & Technical

Esthetics 9/10/14
This year’s Theme for Fantasy Makeup  is Snow White.

Please check back regularly as additional updates will be posted.

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Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue 11/11/14
The guidelines for the 2015 Robotics –Search & Rescue Competition can be found in the attached document.