Competitions

NASSP 2020-2021TSA Middle School Competitions iconTSA offers 37 middle school competitions, 30 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 MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITIONS ELIGIBILITY CHART

TSA MIDDLE SCHOOL VIRTUAL COMPETITIONS ELIGIBILITY CHART

Each participant/team shall submit only one [1] entry per competition.

TSA Middle School Competitions | Career Categories

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

Challenging Technology Issues

Participants work together to prepare and deliver a debate-style presentation with participants explaining opposing views of a current technology issue.

Children’s Stories

Participants create an illustrated children’s story that will incorporate educational and social values. The story may be written in a genre of their choice and must address the annual theme. Examples are fables, adventures, non-fiction, fiction, and fairy tales.

Essays on Technology

Participants conduct research on specified subtopics of a broader technological area and, using the knowledge and resources gained through that research, write a comprehensive essay on one subtopic that is designated onsite.

Prepared Speech

Participants deliver a speech that reflects the theme of the current year’s National TSA Conference.

Promotional Marketing

Participants create a portfolio of marketing tools. Semifinalists work creatively under constraints to design a solution to a problem given onsite.