Competitions

NASSP 2020-2021TSA High School Competitions iconTSA offers 39 high school competitions, 32 of which are also offered in a virtual format. The eligibility charts below provide the eligibility requirements for each competition and are applicable to the 2021 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.) 

TSA HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITIONS ELIGIBILITY CHART

TSA HIGH SCHOOL VIRTUAL COMPETITIONS ELIGIBILITY CHART

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:

Coding

Participants respond to an annual coding-related design challenge by developing a software program that will accurately address an onsite a problem in a specified, limited amount of time.

Cybersecurity

Participants respond to a cybersecurity challenge by identifying a breach in computer security via "Capture the Flag" games. Participants solve onsite challenges in a specified, limited amount of time. 

Information Technology Fundamentals+ Certification - CompTIA

TBD

Scientific Visualization (SciVis)

Participants use either 2D or 3D computer graphics tools and design processes to communicate, inform, analyze, and/or illustrate a STEM topic, idea, subject, or concept.

Software Development

Participants use knowledge of cutting-edge technologies, algorithm design, problem-solving principles, effective communication, and collaborative teamwork to design, implement, test, and document a software development project of educational or social value.

System Control Technology

Participants work onsite to develop a computer-controlled model-solution to a problem, typically one from an industrial setting. Teams analyze the problem, build a computer-controlled mechanical model, program the model, explain the program and mechanical features of the model-solution, and write instructions for evaluators to operate the device.

Video Game Design

Participants develop a game that reflects the theme for the year. The game must have high artistic, educational, and social value and be interesting, exciting, visually appealing, and intellectually challenging.

Webmaster

Participants design, build, and launch a website that features the school’s career and technology/engineering program, TSA chapter, and the chapter’s ability to research and present a given topic pertaining to technology. Semifinalists participate in an onsite interview to demonstrate the knowledge and expertise gained during the development of the website—with an emphasis on web design methods and practices, as well as their research for the annual design topic.