3D Animation and Visualization

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...

Action Skills

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...

Additive Manufacturing

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...

Automated Manufacturing Technology

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...

Basic Health Care Skills

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...

Career Pathways Showcase (6)

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...

Chapter Business Procedure

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...

Chapter Display

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...

Commercial sUAS Drone

Commercial sUAS Drone This competition is designed to evaluate team members’ skills and preparation for employment in multiple career fields related to the safe and efficient use of drone technology in the National Airspace System and to recognize outstanding...

Community Service

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...

Creative Photography Display – Illinois

Creative Photography Display – Illinois 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 and career...

Crime Scene Investigation

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,...

Customer Service

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. 2022 Contest...

Cyber Security

Cyber Security Open to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in programs with Cyber Security, Information Security, or Systems and Networking Security Architecture the contest is defined by industry standards as determined from elements of the NIST Publication 800-181...

Entrepreneurship

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....

Extemporaneous Speaking

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. 2022 Contest Information...

Full Service Auto, Action Skills – Illinois

Full Service Auto, Action Skills – Illinois 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...

Graphic Imaging Sublimation

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...

Health Knowledge Bowl

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,...

Health Occupations Professional Portfolio

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...

Interactive Application and Video Game Creation

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...

Job Skill Demonstration A

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...

Job Skill Demonstration Open

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. 2022 Contest Information The SkillsUSA...

Mechatronics

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...

Medical Math

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,...

Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology This competition is designed to evaluate knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations of individuals preparing for employment in the health occupations fields. 2022 Contest Information The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current...

Mobile Robotics Technology

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...

Opening and Closing Ceremonies

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,...

Pin Design

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...

Prepared Speech

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...

Preschool Interactive Display – Illinois

Preschool Interactive Display – Illinois This career competition evaluates a team of two competitors’ ability to prepare an interactive bulletin board that is developmentally appropriate (as defined by NAEYC) for three, four and five-year-olds. Technical...

Principles of Engineering Technology

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...

Promotional Bulletin Board

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...

Quiz Bowl

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...

Related Technical Math

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...

Robotics: Urban Search and Rescue

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...

T-Shirt Design

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. 2022 Contest Information The SkillsUSA Illinois...

Teaching and Learning Professional Portfolio – Illinois

Teaching and Learning Professional Portfolio – Illinois This career competition recognizes preparedness to enter the field of education for those enrolled in adolescent development or education preparation programs. Competitors will create a portfolio,...

Team Engineering Challenge

Team Engineering Challenge Middle School Only  This contest is designed to evaluate and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the areas of creative and critical thinking skills and the decision-making process, to solve a problem. The...

Technical Spelling – Illinois

Technical Spelling – Illinois 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...

Television (Video) Production

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...

Web Design and Development

Web Design and Development 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...

Welding Sculpture

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...

Woodworking Display – Illinois

Woodworking Display – Illinois This career competition’s purpose is to display woodworking projects that have been completed during the current school year. Additionally, competitors will submit a portfolio documenting the creation process of the display....