TSA offers 40 high school competitions. The eligibility chart below provides the eligibility requirements for each competition and is applicable to the 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.)
HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITIVE EVENT ELIGIBILITY CHART
Each participant/team shall submit only one  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:
- All High School Competitions (40)
- Architecture and Construction Technology (4)
- Communications Technology (5)
- Computer Science and Information Technology (6)
- Leadership (5)
- Manufacturing and Transportation Technology (7)
- STEM (General) (3)
- STEM and the Arts (7)
- Technology and Research (3)
Participants use digital audio technology to create original content for a podcast piece that addresses the annual theme. The podcast must feature high level storytelling techniques, voice acting, and folly sound effects; the full entry must include documentation of the podcast development process and elements. Semifinalists participate in an interview.
In response to the annual theme, participants create an illustrated children's story of artistic, instructional, and social value, and submit documentation related to the development of the physical storybook. Semifinalists read their story aloud and participate in an interview.
Debating Technological Issues
Participants research the annual topic and subtopics and prepare for a debate against a team from another chapter. Teams are instructed to take either the pro or con side of a selected subtopic, submit a summary of references, and use their research to support their assigned position. The quality of a team’s debate determines semifinalists and finalists.
Essays on Technology
Participants are given two hours to write a research-based essay - with citations - using an essay prompt and two (2) or more sources provided onsite. The essay must include insightful thoughts about the current technological topic presented in the prompt.
Participants use computerized graphic communications layout and design skills to produce a promotional resource packet. The resource must address the annual theme/problem and include at least four printed publication items and required documentation. Semifinalists demonstrate publishing competency in an onsite technical design challenge.