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High School Competitions

Show off your skills!

All information on this page refers to the Arkansas TSA State Conference only. We strive to provide a competition atmosphere as close to Nationals as possible, but there will always be some variation. For National events, please see the TSA Competitive Events Guide under the "Total TSA" tab in the affiliation portal. You will only have access to that guide after affiliating your chapter.

Choosing Competitions

  1. Visit this website to take a quiz that will help you find a competition you may be interested in.

  2. Write down all of the competitions you're interested in.

  3. Check the chart below.

    • If two of your events are in the same "Block," you will have to decide between them.

    • If one of your events is in a "Block" and your other events are in a "Time Slot" of the same color (i.e. Essays on Technology and Animatronics), you will have to decide between them.

    • If all of your events are in the "Time Slot" column, you may do as many events as you'd like, but ARTSA recommends you do no more than four.

Events At-A-Glance

Team size: The minimum and maximum students per team

TpC: Teams per Chapter that may register for the ARTSA State Competition

Type: Block or Time Slot

Prep: What level of work must be done before the State Competition

Portfolio: Does this event require a documentation portfolio? 

Coming Soon: Links to descriptions and resources

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Animatronics

Team size: 2-3

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

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Board Game Design

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 2

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

Mechanical Engineer

CAD-

Engineering

Team size: 1

TpC: unlimited

Type: Pre-Con

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

Urban Architecture Model

Dragster

Design

Team size: 1

TpC: unlimited

Type: Block

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

Copying Down

Essays on Technology

Team size: 1

TpC: unlimited

Type: Block

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

Crime Scene Tape

Forensic

Science

Team size: 2

TpC: unlimited

Type: Slot

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

Music Recording

Music

Production

Team size: 1-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

Gallery Poster

Promotional Design

Team size: 1

TpC: 3

Type: Block

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

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Technology Problem Solving

Team size: 2

TpC: unlimited

Type: Block

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

UX

Webmaster

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: No

Urban Architecture Model

Architectural

Design

Team size: 1-6

TpC: 2

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

Storytime

Children's

Stories

Team size: 1-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

Data Processing

Data Science & Analytics

Team size: 1-2

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

Drone Camera

Drone Challenge- National Qual.

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 2

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

Podium

Extemporaneous Speech

Team size: 1

TpC: 4

Type: Slot

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

Day School Teacher

Future Tech. & Engineering Teacher

Team size: 1

TpC: 4

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

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On Demand Video

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: No

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Software Development

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 2

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: No

Toy Train

Transportation Modeling

Team size: 1

TpC: 2

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

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Audio

Podcasting

Team size: 1-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

Programming Console

Coding

Team size: 2

TpC: unlimited

Type: Block

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

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Debating Technological Issues

Team size: 2

TpC: 4

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: No

Drone

Drone Challenge- Arkansas Only

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 2

Type: Slot

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

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Fashion Design & Technology

Team size: 2-4

TpC: 4

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

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Geospatial

Technology

Team size: 2-3

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

Photographer

Photographic Technology

Team size: 1

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

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System Control Technology

Team size: 3

TpC: 3

Type: Block

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

Computer Games

Video Game Design

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 4

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

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Biotechnology Design

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 2

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

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CAD-

Architecture

Team size: 1

TpC: unlimited

Type: Pre-Con

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

Video Editing

Digital Video Production

Team size: 1-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

Engineering Sketch

Engineering Design

Team size: 3-6

TpC: unlimited

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

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Flight

Endurance

Team size: 1

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

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Manufacturing Prototype

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 2

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

Presentation to boss

Prepared Presentation

Team size: 1

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: No

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Technology

Bowl

Team size: 3

TpC: unlimited

Type: Block

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: No

VR Games

Virtual Reality Visualization (VR)

Team size: 1-6

TpC: 2

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

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