Washington-only Events

 
 

Washington TSA is proud to offer a variety of unique competitive events at the WTSA State Conference. While these events are not yet available for national level competition, each competitive event will develop students’ skills in areas that are key to many industries in Washington State. There are 8 high school events, and 5 middle school events.

High School

Career Prep - High School

Career Prep is currently a middle school national TSA event. Washington TSA will run Career Prep as a high school event also. Students have to research a career, and write a cover letter and resume as if they have graduated from college/high school/tech school with whatever training is required for the position they are applying for. Then, semifinalists will do an interview as well. This is one of the most useful skills TSA students will use for a lifetime.

This event incorporates elements of leadership, career research, resume development and interview skills in a real-world application.

Career Prep event guide 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit cover letter and resume (in that order, as 1 pdf) for feedback

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Catapult - High School

Catapult was a former middle school national TSA event. It is a fun, exciting event that teachers can use to capture student interest in STEM and TSA. Washington TSA will run this event at both the middle and high school level this year.

This event incorporates elements of design, research, construction and problem-solving in a real-world application.

Catapult event guide 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit a link to a 1 minute video of the catapult operating (upload video to the platform of your choice).

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Drones - High School

Several states are incorporating a drone event into their state competitions. It is a fun, exciting event that teachers can use to capture student interest in STEM and TSA. Washington TSA will run this event at both the middle and high school level this year.

Drones Problem State 2021-22

Drones event guide 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit a link to a 1 minute video of the drone flight (upload video to the platform of your choice).

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Project Showcase - High School

This event is designed to allow TSA chapters to showcase unique projects that they do throughout the year, whether that is an annual construction project, community service project, fundraiser or any other event. There are no limitations on the type of event that is showcased.

Project Showcase event guide 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit a 1 page summary of the project, and the impact it has, as a pdf file.

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Robotics Challenge - High School

Students will design, build and test a remote controlled robot to carry out a specific challenge. Teams must be a minimum of two (2) and maximum of four (4) students. High School and Middle school will compete on different challenges. Robots may be constructed using recycled, salvaged and commercial parts. There is no specific platform or vendor required. Commercial kits can be used, combined, adapted, and re-engineered for the Design Challenge. Examples include, but are not limited to: VEX, LEGO, TETRIX, Fisher/Technic, Lynxmotion, HiTech and/or Arduino.

Robotics Challenge event guide 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit a URL link to a 1 minute video of a robot run (upload video to the platform of your choice).

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Silent Film - High School

Participants use video production skills to create a “silent” movie and a musical score to accompany the film. Silent films encourage students to think about music and its application to other forms of art and technology. Theme: Adventure

Silent Film event guide 2021-22

Silent Film scoring rubric 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit a description of the video, list of research sites, and a shot log/plan as a pdf file.

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Wind - High School

WTSA is very excited to partner with KidWind for our Wind Challenge this year. Students will follow the basics of the KidWind Challenge guidelines. We are currently working to make this an on-site challenge, similar to Problem Solving, and have a wind tunnel available for students to test projects.

KidWind rule book, Wind Challenge starts on page 11

January 20 optional deadline - Students will submit a design sketch for their wind project, and list of resources/research sites. Students are not required to meet this deadline for State Conference competition in this event. However, it is very much still recommended that you do so for feedback.

WoodShop - High School

Woodworking was a former state-only event, but competitor numbers continued to decline, and the event was dropped several years ago. Some schools continue to offer a woods program, however, so the event is being reinstated to determine interest levels.

This event incorporates elements of design, research, wookworking and construction in a real-world application.

WoodShop event guide 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit a 1 page description of their item, including a sketch, and a list of construction techniques used, as a pdf file.

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Middle School

Catapult - Middle School

Catapult was a former middle school national TSA event. It is a fun, exciting event that teachers can use to capture student interest in STEM and TSA. Washington TSA will run this event at both the middle and high school level this year.

This event incorporates elements of design, research, construction and problem-solving in a real-world application.

Catapult event guide 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit a link to a 1 minute video of the catapult operating (upload video to the platform of your choice).

Upload URL link

Drones - Middle School

Several states are incorporating a drone event into their state competitions. It is a fun, exciting event that teachers can use to capture student interest in STEM and TSA. Washington TSA will run this event at both the middle and high school level this year.

Drones Problem Statement 2021-22

Drones event guide 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit a link to a 1 minute video of the drone flight (upload video to the platform of your choice).

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Fashion Design - Middle School

Fashion Design is a high school national TSA event. It is a fun, exciting event that teachers can use to capture student interest in STEM and TSA.

This event incorporates elements of costuming, design, research, construction and problem-solving in a real-world application. Theme: Wearable Art

Fashion Design event guide 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit patterns, sketches, photos of fabric as a pdf file.

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On Demand Video - Middle School

Similar to the high school On Demand Video event, which is a national event, middle school students will create a 60-second video, using 3 props and a line of dialogue. This video can be shot on a phone, or using video equipment. Students will have 24-36 (depending on the format of the conference) hours to complete this event.

On Demand event guide 2021-22

January 20 optional deadline - Students will submit a shot plan, and dialogue plan (as a pdf file), based on the prompt below. The plans should be designed for a 60-second video. Students are not required to meet this deadline for State Conference competition in this event. However, it is very much still recommended that you do so for feedback.

Theme: Comedy

Line of Dialogue: Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Props: Pencil, chair, cup

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Robotics Challenge - Middle School

Students will design, build and test a remote controlled robot to carry out a specific challenge. Teams must be a minimum of two (2) and maximum of four (4) students. High School and Middle school will compete on different challenges. Robots may be constructed using recycled, salvaged and commercial parts. There is no specific platform or vendor required. Commercial kits can be used, combined, adapted, and re-engineered for the Design Challenge. Examples include, but are not limited to: VEX, LEGO, TETRIX, Fisher/Technic, Lynxmotion, HiTech and/or Arduino.

Robotics Challenge event guide 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit a URL link to a 1 minute video of a robot run (upload video to the platform of your choice).

Upload URL link

Silent Film - Middle School

Participants use video production skills to create a “silent” movie and a musical score to accompany the film. Silent films encourage students to think about music and its application to other forms of art and technology. Theme: Adventure

Silent Film event guide 2021-22

Silent Film scoring rubric 2021-22

January 20 deadline - Students will submit a description of the video, list of research sites, and a shot log/plan as a pdf file.

Upload link

Wind - Middle School

WTSA is very excited to partner with KidWind for our Wind Challenge this year. Students will follow the basics of the KidWind Challenge guidelines. We are currently working to make this an on-site challenge, similar to Problem Solving, and have a wind tunnel available for students to test projects.

KidWind rule book, Wind Challenge starts on page 11

January 20 optional deadline - Students will submit a design sketch for their wind project, and list of resources/research sites. Students are not required to meet this deadline for State Conference competition in this event. However, it is very much still recommended that you do so for feedback.