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...

Action Skills

This competition features a five-to seven-minute demonstration of an occupational skill in an area in which a student is training. Competitors use examples, experiments, displays or practical operations to clearly explain their skills using contestant-prepared visual...

Additive Manufacturing

The Additive Manufacturing (AM) competition embraces a wide range of materials and derivative processes for building parts suitable for end-use service. The virtually unlimited design freedom enabled by additive manufacturing allows the creation of shapes and the...

Automated Manufacturing Technology

This competition evaluates teams for employment in integrated manufacturing technology fields of computer-aided drafting/ design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer numerical-controlled machining (CNC). CAD operators construct the part geometry,...

Basic Health Care Skills

Competitors demonstrate their knowledge and ability to perform entry-level procedures or skills based on a list of core standards. Performance is evaluated through various stations involving written, verbal and skills testing. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships...

Career Pathways Showcase (6)

Arts and Communication Business, Management and Technology Health Services Human Services Industrial and Engineering Technology Natural Resources-Agriculture-Food This competition recognizes outstanding Career Pathways students for their ability to present –...

Chapter Business Procedure

Student teams of six demonstrate knowledge of parliamentary procedure in both a written exam and a team demonstration. The written exam will consist of 100 questions related to materials found in Robert’s Rules of Order—Newly Revised. Scores are averaged and included...

Chapter Display

This competition evaluates promotional exhibits designed and constructed by SkillsUSA student members. The displays are built around and articulate a common theme established annually by SkillsUSA. The competition involves a team of no more than three students setting...

Community Service

This competition evaluates local chapter activities that benefit the community. SkillsUSA chapters present their best community service project for the year. Competitors are evaluated on a notebook that reports their chapter’s community service project and a live...

Creative Photography Display (3)

Digital Color Film – Black & White Film – Color. Creative Photography Display contests are designed to encourage creative involvement and technical competency in the field of photography, and in so doing, encourage students to pursue further training...

Crime Scene Investigation

Competitors are directed to a crime scene and briefed as to the situation. As three-person teams, they process the crime scene. They legally search for, properly collect and remove evidence of the crime. After the scene has been processed, the competitors write their...

Customer Service

This competition evaluates students’ proficiency in providing customer service. The competition involves live role-playing situations. Competitors demonstrate their ability to perform customer service in both written and oral forms. The SkillsUSA Illinois...

Engineering Technology Design

A team of three students demonstrates their ability to design an innovative engineering project and present those ideas along with a display and live model. During the presentation, students are judged on their performance as a professional team, presentation of their...

Entrepreneurship

This team event tests students’ knowledge in starting their own businesses by developing business plans that identify needed products or services in a local market. Emphasis is placed on financial planning and practicality of the product/service. Teams must deliver an...

Extemporaneous Speaking

With five minutes of advance preparation, competitors are required to give a three-to five-minute speech on an assigned topic. They are judged on voice, mechanics, platform deportment, organization and effectiveness. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the...

Full Service Auto

Full Service Auto requires contestants to demonstrate those skills that are beneficial in successful automotive service employment. The competition is available to students who are classified under the provisions of Public Law 105-17, Individuals with Disabilities...

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...

Health Knowledge Bowl

This competition tests students on their collective knowledge of health occupations. Four-member teams are judged on speed and accuracy answering questions in nine categories: Academic Foundations, Communication, Systems, Employability Skills, Legal Responsibility,...

Health Occupations Professional Portfolio

This competition recognizes students for their successful development of a professional portfolio. The competition evaluates the ability of the students to present themselves to a prospective employer. The competitors will show the use of the portfolio and use...

Interactive Application and Video Game Creation

Teams must produce an original, high-quality prototype or sample of an interactive multimedia application or video game during the school year immediately preceding the contest deadline. Their production should include concept art and/or storyboards, the sample or...

Job Skill Demonstration A

Competitors are evaluated on their understanding of employment procedures faced in applying for positions in the occupational areas for which they are training. They are tested on completion of employment applications, preliminary interviews with the receptionist and...

Job Skill Demonstration Open

Contestants demonstrate and explain an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which they are training, or outside of their training program. Any technical skill may be demonstrated. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the...

Mechatronics

This competition consists of three events designed to measure the skills required in the modern automated manufacturing environment. Competitors are required to assemble, adjust and test an automated machine system, troubleshoot and repair a faulty ma-chine system and...

Medical Math

Competitors demonstrate their knowledge of general math concepts used in the healthcare fields. They complete a written test that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, Roman numerals, abbreviations, percentages...

Medical Terminology

This competition is designed to evaluate knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations of individuals preparing for employment in the health occupations fields. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA National Technical...

Mobile Robotics Technology

The competition tests the ability to perform, exhibit and compile skills and knowledge from a list of competencies determined by the technical committee. It will evaluate each contestants preparation for employment in the field of robotics with emphasis on the team...

Opening and Closing Ceremonies

A teamwork and oral presentation contest that evaluates teams’ understanding of the symbolic representation of the colors and assembled parts of the SkillsUSA emblem. Each team includes seven registered members in the roles of president, vice president,...

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...

Prepared Speech

Students are required to deliver a five-to seven-minute speech on a common theme established by SkillsUSA early in the school year. Competitors are evaluated on voice, mechanics, platform deportment, and the ability to present thoughts relating to a central theme...

Preschool Interactive Bulletin Board

Preschool Interactive Bulletin Board evaluates the contestant’s ability to prepare an interactive bulletin board that is developmentally appropriate (as defined by NAEYC) for three, four and five-year-olds. Technical Standard The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships...

Principles of Engineering Technology

This competition evaluates competitors’ understanding of basic technical concepts/principles of the applied sciences and ability to demonstrate and explain the concept/principle in action and application. Any technical concept may be demonstrated, provided it is...

Promotional Bulletin Board

A bulletin board display is created by the SkillsUSA chapters based on the annual SkillsUSA theme. The bulletin boards promote SkillsUSA, career and technical education in general, and related occupational information. An accompanying notebook documents the...

Quiz Bowl

The Quiz Bowl tests a team of five competitors on ability to quickly respond to questions covering the areas of academic knowledge, professional development and current events. The participants respond to a question by activating a buzzer system. The teams receive one...

Related Technical Math

On a written test, competitors demonstrate skills required to solve mathematical problems commonly found in the skilled trades and professional and technical occupations. Skills demonstrated include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers,...

Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue

This competition evaluates team members’ skills and preparation for employment in fields related to and including robotics, engineering, automation, manufacturing, electronics and emergency services. It recognizes outstanding performance by participants in scenarios...

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...

TeamWorks

Teams of four students demonstrate their ability to work together in completing a construction project in a “real world” environment. Each team is required to understand the project elements based on a project binder, write a project action plan and present its action...

Technical Spelling

Technical Spelling creates an awareness of the importance of correct spelling in the career education programs related to technology, the health industry, trades or industry. It provides an incentive for students to improve their spelling skills. Technical Standard...

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...

Web Design

Teams complete a series of challenges focusing on website usability and accessibility, with at least one challenge related to scripting. Each challenge must be documented, clearly demonstrating the skills as outlined in the latest edition of the SkillsUSA...

Welding Fabrication

This is a team competition that requires three students from each school to use their welding and fabrication skills to build a designed project from the given material. The students are also required to be proficient in using the common tools of a workshop. A...

Welding Sculpture

This competition is designed to assess the ability of the competitor to develop a design and produce a welding sculpture of that design, as well as deliver a presentation regarding all aspects of the design creation. The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the...