We have a upcoming State competition in Waco, Texas. We would all like to see you there April 18th – 21st, 2018. It will be located at the Waco Convention Center.
Conference Schedule at a Glance
The 2018 Conference schedule is still being finalized. You may look at the 2017 Schedule at a Glance to get an idea of the conference schedule. For 2018 the VEX robotics tournament will start a day early.
ALL CHAPTER ADVISORS
Must pick up registration packet and name badges for all students and adults attending the state contest, no students or adults will be allowed to place projects or enter a contest without the name badge. (If registration is closed these may be picked up at the Information desk)
To receive awards at the Waco competition, ALL schools are required to complete the Registration process. Each station must be checked and completed for your school to be registered.
FIRST COME, FIRST REGISTERED
To register for the 2016/17 State Contest, all Chapters must complete the following steps:
(1) Submit all entries to Regional Data Person by date established for your Region.
(2) Log onto an online system and mark all students who will be attending State Contest. More details will be released in the spring of 2018.
All Non TSA members must register to attend any portion of State Contest including General Sessions.
Dress Code will be updated for the 2017-2018 conference. Please check back for more details.
Here is the 2016-2107 Minimum dress requirements for NQEs at State Contest will be General Session attire as outlined by National TSA.
1. Button-up shirt with collar or Polo – official TSA shirt is preferred but not required. Other than the National TSA logo, shirts/jackets should be free of logos.
2. Dress skirt or pants
3. Dress shoes or dress boots – females can wear open-toe shoes or sandals
Exceptions to rule:Chapter Team Event; Extemp & Prepared Presentation; Debating Technological Issues. The above events require a higher standard of dress. No Polo’s allowed. Tie highly encouraged for boys.
Chapter teams must meet dress code as outlined in TSA National Competitive Events guide. No exceptions allowed.
Remember your team can be penalized for not following dress codes rules in all NQE events. The National TSA 2016-2017 Dress Code = http://www.tsaweb.org/Dress-Code
When you check in you will be given entry labels to be attached to your entries. One designated person from each region has been tasked with getting the data turned in on or before March 26, 2018.
Labels should be placed on the back of projects or portfolios. For onsite events with no portfolio, your label will be used an entrance ticket.
More information about Pre-submit competitions will be posted as the competition date gets closer.
Written Exam and Graphic Solutions
Registration is required for. Instructor must turn in the completed exam registration sheet before 2 p.m., To the registration desk. We need a list of your student(s), their ID #, and the test and/or graphic solution(s) they will each be taking. It helps if you have them broken out according to session #1 or session #2 also. Each qualified student will then receive a pass to enter the exam.
State Qualifying book and Money:
State Entries must be submitted out according to procedures provided by Texas TSA. Any Region/School not paid by 4pm, will forfeit all awards. NO EXCEPTIONS.