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NLSC Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge

2018 National Conference Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge

2017 Design Challenge winners.

(Please read ALL of the following information carefully before beginning so as not to be disqualified)

SkillsUSA is sponsoring a national conference pin and T-shirt design challenge that is open to all dues-paying student members of the organization. The winning designs will become the official pin or T-shirt for the 2018 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The pin and T-shirt will be produced by the SkillsUSA Store.

Two designs will be selected. One will be used for the pin and one for the T-shirt. All designs submitted should be appropriate for use on a pin or T-shirt. All entries must be submitted to SkillsUSA exactly as directed in the rules below, and all entries become the property of SkillsUSA once submitted. Only one entry/design per SkillsUSA member is permitted.

Eligibility

This challenge is open to all registered SkillsUSA student members who are enrolled in a career and technical education program at a high school or college/postsecondary institution with an active SkillsUSA chapter. Membership for the 2017-18 school year will be verified by the national headquarters (the name must appear on a roster for this school year).

Only one entry/design per SkillsUSA member is permitted.

Deadline

All entries must be received(not postmarked) in the SkillsUSA national headquarters by close of business on Feb. 5, 2018, by mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.) only. Do not send electronic entries due to issues receiving large electronic files, printing files with accurate colors, etc.

 2017 Winners

 

Congratulations to Melissa Swanchara, the 2017 winner of the SkillsUSA National Pin Design Challenge. She is a student at C.S. Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg, Va. Her advisor is Pam Smith. Her design is pictured on the left.

Congratulations also to Alexis Espinoza, the 2017 winner of the SkillsUSA National T-shirt Design Challenge. He is a student at YV-TECH in Yakima, Wash. His advisor is Ryan Broom. His design is pictured on the right.

Both students will be recognized at the Opening Ceremony of the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville this June. 

Previous winners

Theme

The SkillsUSA competition theme for the 2017-18 year is:

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Job-Ready Day One

The SkillsUSA competition theme is used throughout the year as the topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions at local, state and national levels.

The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is how our theme, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Job-Ready Day One,” addresses the SkillsUSA program of work in the area of professional development.

Within this topic, contestants might illustrate or discuss any of the following:

  • How has being a member of SkillsUSA helped to prepare you to be job-ready Day One?
  • How does your career and technical education program emulate the workforce?
  • How will you demonstrate to an employer that you are job-ready Day One?
  • How is the SkillsUSA Framework of developing personal, workplace and technical skills central to the concept of becoming job-ready Day One?
  • What areas of the SkillsUSA program of work have assisted you in becoming job-ready Day One?
  • How is SkillsUSA an integral part of your career and technical education program in ensuring you are job-ready Day One?
  • In what ways does SkillsUSA emulate the workforce?
  • What are your next steps in ensuring you are job-ready Day One?
  • If a potential employer asked you which specific skills gained from SkillsUSA will make you job-ready Day One, what would you say?
  • What are the specific skills and abilities that a member possesses when job-ready Day One?
  • Why is it important that new hires be job-ready Day One?
  • If asked to create a campaign around the fact that SkillsUSA is preparing job-ready Day One employees, what would be your key points?
  • Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing the personal skills needed to be job-ready Day One?
  • Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing the workplace skills needed to be job-ready Day One?
  • Which SkillsUSA programs ensure that members are developing the technical skills needed to be job-ready Day One?

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