3D Animation and Visualization

This competition allows students to step into a real-world 3-D production environment where creative output must be accomplished within specific time frames, resources and design constraints. Competitors must produce high-quality images along with an animated short...

Advertising Design

Technical skills and creative aptitude are tested as though competitors work for an ad agency. In addition to a written test, competitors recreate a given advertisement on the computer. Competitors are judged on their accuracy, proficiency with industry standard...

Graphic Communications

Competitors participate in a seven-part competition that evaluates their skills in digital workflow, electronic prepress, finishing, offset press operations, oral professional assessment and production planning. Students will also complete a general technical...

Graphic Imaging Sublimation

This contest rates a screen-printing contestant’s preparation for employment and recognizes outstanding contestants for excellence and professionalism in the field of graphic imaging. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA...

Internetworking

This competition consists of three main parts. The networking design problem tests students’ ability to design the functionality, scalability, adaptability and manageability of an internetworking system. The online written portion tests the students’ complete...

Photography

Competitors demonstrate their ability to use digital single-lens reflex cameras, image editing software (Adobe Photoshop) and professional studio lighting. Students perform on-site photography, including portrait studio lighting and posing. They process and print...

Pin Design

Students present their state-winning pin and artwork and participate in an oral presentation regarding all aspects of the creation of their design. Competitors will explain how the pin represents the state, its unique qualities and why another SkillsUSA student or...

T-Shirt Design

This event is designed to assess the ability of the competitor to create a T-shirt design and produce a drawing of that design. A presentation regarding all aspects of design creation is also required. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of...

Television (Video) Production

Teams of two are required to plan and shoot a video on location to convey the theme of the event. Editing is done in the competition area, with special emphasis on professional production of the video by industry standards, quality of audio and video, and adequate...