Posted August 24, 2020
Members may compete in the virtual 2021 national TSA conference and also in the on-site 2021 national TSA conference. However, they must pay the conference registration fee to compete both ways. (Conference registration fees will be announced in early 2021.)
A member who competed in a virtual state delegation state advisor approval contest may compete in the same contest on-site at the 2021 national TSA conference, and vice versa, pending approval of the state advisor.
For the 2021 national TSA virtual and on-site conferences, state advisors may designate contestants for both virtual or on-site state advisor approval events regardless if there was a virtual or on-site state delegation conference – and it can be the same member who competes in both formats (virtual and on-site).
Section F Regulation #3 of the General Rules states that “Competition entries or presentations by participants must not include racial or ethnic slurs/symbols, reference to gang affiliation, or vulgar, violent, subversive, or sexually suggestive language or images.”
Clarification: Any entry that includes, implies, or suggests any of the aforementioned items, regardless of context, is in violation of this regulation and will be disqualified and removed from the event roster.
Section F Regulation #5 of the General Rules states that “Images of guns, knives, or other weapons are prohibited.”
Clarification: Any entry that includes, implies, or suggests a weapon of any kind, regardless of context, is in violation of this regulation and will be disqualified and removed from the event roster.
Data Science and Analytics
The HS Data Analytics virtual and on-site competitive event does not include a theme or topic. It is the member’s choice what topic they would like to use. The updated rubric section for Documentation>Definition and Explanation of Issue shall read:
In reference to the introduction in the documentation portfolio (p.136, B.c of the traditional guide and p.77, A.c of the virtual guide), the introduction should explain what data you are using and how you intend to analyze it.
Debating Technological Issues
Notecards may be used during the debate for both the traditional and virtual competitive events. Regulation #11 in both versions of the guide, which states that “During the debate, references (such as notecards) may not be used,” is not applicable and shall be removed.
For the Dragster specifications on p.162, the Body Mass has for 2021 is a minimum of 100g and 2022 is a minimum of 80g.
Fashion Design and Technology
Three (3) prototypes are required for the Fashion Design professional workplace competitive event.
Four (4) digital photographs are required for the portfolio.
On p.2 of the design brief, Specifications #2 should read, “A maximum of 16 linear feet of Basswood stick can be used in the construction of your tower.”
1. The truss tower needs to be constructed using only 1/8" by 1/8" Basswood sticks.
2. A maximum of 16 linear feet of Basswood stick can be used in the construction of your tower.