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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:

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

Participants (one [1] team per chapter) design, fabricate, and use CIM to create a promotional product.

Dragster Design

Participants (two [2] individuals per chapter) design, produce a working drawing for, and build a CO2-powered dragster.

Flight Endurance

Participants (two [2] individuals per chapter) analyze flight principles with a rubber band-powered model aircraft.

Transportation Modeling

Participants (one [1] individual per chapter) research, design, and produce a scale model of a vehicle that fits the annual design problem.

VEX Robotics Competition

Participants (three [3] teams per state) collaborate on a robotics project that explores the relationship among STEM fields, culminating in a head-to-head game to test their robot's efficiency and productivity. Learn more.