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Middle 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

​Check the chart below:

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

  • 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 those two events.

  • 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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Challenging Tech Issues

Team size: 2

TpC: 4

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: No

Engineering Sketch

Construction Challenge

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

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Problem Solving

Team size: 2

TpC: unlimited

Type: Block

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

Vlog

Vlogging

Team size: 2-6

TpC: unlimited

Type: Remote

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

Father and Son Reading a Book

Children's

Stories

Team size: 1-6

TpC: 2

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

Camera Equipment

Digital Photography

Team size: 1

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

Game Character Creation

STEM Animation

Team size: 1-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: Yes

UX

Website

Design

Team size: 3-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

Programming Console

Coding

Team size: 2

TpC: unlimited

Type: Block

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

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Dragster

Design

Team size: 1

TpC: unlimited

Type: Block

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

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Technology

Bowl

Team size: 3

TpC: unlimited

Type: Block

Prep: Medium

Portfolio: No

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CAD-

Foundations

Team size: 1

TpC: unlimited

Type: Pre-Con

Prep: Low

Portfolio: No

Solar Panel

Off the Grid

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

Computer Games

Video Game Design

Team size: 2-6

TpC: 3

Type: Slot

Prep: High

Portfolio: Yes

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