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NASSP logo pngTSA High School Competitions iconBelow you will find a summary description of the 2019 and 2020 high school TSA competitions. Click on a category to filter the competitions. (More detailed specifications and rules regarding each event can be found in the "TSA High School Competitive Events Guide for the 2019 and 2020 National TSA Conference.")

You can also view and download the TSA high school competitions eligibility chart applicable to the 2020 National TSA Conference. (State delegations may choose to alter their events for local conferences. Click on your state to preview the requirements pertaining to your regional and/or state conferences.) 

For event entries submitted pre-conference:

  • A link will be provided approximately one month prior to the deadline of May 15th on the Competition Updates page.
  • This submission procedure applies ONLY to entries for the National TSA Conference, not state TSA conference entries.
  • Email verification of each team's entry will be made by June 10th to the email provided during submission.

Each participant/team shall submit only one [1] entry for the following competitive events.

TSA High School Competitions | Career Categories

Click on a category below to view a list of TSA high school competitions and their summary descriptions in that category:

Children's Stories

Participants (three [3] teams or three [3] individuals per state—or a combination of teams and individuals that equals three [3] entries per state) create an illustrated children's story of high artistic, instructional, and social value. The narrative may be written in prose or poetry and take the form of a fable, adventure story, or other structure. The physical story book should be of high quality and designed to reflect the theme for the year, which can be found on Themes and Problems. The story must have a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focus.

Debating Technological Issues

Participants (three [3] teams of two [2] individuals per state) work together to prepare for a debate against a team from another chapter. The teams will be instructed to take either the pro or con side of a selected subtopic.

Essays on Technology

Participants (three [3] individuals per state) write a research-based essay (using two or more sources provided onsite) that makes insightful connections about a current technological topic.

Promotional Design

Participants (three [3] individuals per state) use computerized graphic communications layout and design skills in the production of a promotional resource for TSA.