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In response to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID) pandemic and the variance in educational settings (in-school, virtual, or hybrid) for students this school year, TSA is offering affiliated chapters the option of virtual competitions through the virtual competitive events guides. These guides provide all necessary information for chapter members to participate in TSA competitions remotely in the 2020-2021 school year.

The 2021 National TSA Conference will only be held virtually due to Covid-19. Meaning, there will not be an in-person conference in Orlando this June.

2021 Virtual Competitive Events

High School
Middle School
The FAQ below covers information about virtual competitive events and competition at the 2021 virtual national TSA conference.

Virtual Competitions FAQ

How are virtual TSA competitive events for the 2020-2021 school year different from the traditional TSA competitive events?
If my school moves from in-person learning to distance learning (or vice versa) during this school year, which guide should I use to prepare for national competitive events?
Why is the due date for virtual competitive event entries May 14, 2021?
Will chapters have to register by that deadline to participate?
How will a member who places in a TSA state advisor approval event in a virtual competition at the state level advance to the virtual event at the national level?
What happens if my state does not hold a regional or state conference (either in-person or virtual)? Are chapter members still eligible to participate in a TSA state advisor approval event at the national level?
What is the dress code for participation in virtual events at the 2021 National TSA Conference?
Is there any paperwork required to participate in virtual events?
Do all traditional TSA competitive events have a corresponding virtual version?
What are the technical requirements for a virtual national competition?
What if I compete at my state conference that is held in-person? Can I still compete in the virtual national TSA conference?
Is an email account necessary to upload competition components?
Can competitor substitutions be made for competitive events?
How many captains can a team have?
What is the role of the team captain?
What is the deadline for uploading competition components?