Architectural Drafting Contest Information
Last Revised: 25 March 2013
Highlighted information is new for 2013
Highlighted information is new for 2012
Highlighted information is new for 2011
See General Contest Information for information common to ALL BULLINGTON'S SKILL CONTESTS. Please print a copy for your records.
Written testing for most contests will be held ON-LINE through your schools' Testing Liaison.
Testing will be open beginning Monday, March 12.
The deadline for taking the on-line tests is Wednesday, April 17.
No provisions are being made for make-up testing on-site.
See the State SkillsUSA Director's Memo for the policy on substitutions and late registrations.
New for 2011: only the top THREE places will be called to the stage. Students and advisors will be able to check their scores and placement on-line shortly following the awards ceremony.
Each contestant will be required to bring his or her printed resume. It will be presented to the judges upon entry to the contest area. A deduction will be applied to your overall score if you do not have a resume.
PLEASE NOTE: Contestants will need to move in to the Convention Center at 3:00 Sunday afternoon to set up equipment and allow maximum time for the contest on Monday. No guarantee of equipment safety can be made, but a security guard will be on hand all night with orders to allow no one in Monday until State Staff arrive.
Schedule for Sunday afternoon, May 1:
Instructors: please stay with your contestants until equipment is completely set up. Instructors will be permitted in the contest area only during the SET-UP times for their students.
Present this memo to security or State Staff as your pass to accompany your contestants to the Architectural Drafting contest area only.
TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
One 110 volt receptacle will be provided for each contestants.
Each contestant should bring a 25' extension cord and multi-outlet strip
4GB or larger USB Drive
See the following documents:
The Technical Committee has requested that contestants dress in SKILLSUSA DRESS ATTIRE. Dress attire is judged at the beginning of the contest by the Contest Chairman or his designee. The penalty for inappropriate attire will 5%. Exceptions to this rule are made solely by the Contest Chairman or his designee.
Dress attire shall be considered to consist of either of the following:
a) Original/Official SkillsUSA Dress less jacket (white shirt, black tie, black slacks/skirt, black belt, black shoes, black socks/black or nude hose)
b) New Official SkillsUSA Regulation Attire for Drafting Contest (White SkillsUSA polo, black slacks/skirt, black belt, black shoes, black socks/black or nude hose).
REMOVAL OF COMPUTERS
Please attach prominently to your equipment a mobile phone number to contact for equipment removal
Immediately after the contest ends, after all contestants have plotted their solutions, and when the judges have approved the tear-down, contestants and advisors will be allowed back into the contest site to dismantle, repackage, and remove all their personal equipment. Positive identification will be required. Contestants failing to return and remove their equipment as directed will be disqualified! Please bring your own cart to assist in the removal of your equipment.
Students and instructors should stay away from the contest area during the judging, as this distracts the judges and lengthens the judging process. Chairmen typically will want to brief contestants and advisors following the judging process. The information obtained at this informal meeting in or adjacent to the contest area may prove to be very helpful and contestants and advisors are urged to attend.
As agreed at August Conference each instructor is requested to secure a minimum of $50.00 in prizes for each student that you bring to the State SkillsUSA Championships. Please contact your Awards Chairman for details and to let him/her know of industry awards you have secured. I know many of you have already been hard at work securing the awards. These awards should be labeled with the name, address, and contact person for the donating industry so that the contestant they are awarded to can send an appropriate expression of his or her appreciation.
CONTEST DESCRIPTION AND SCORING
The contest will consist of an online SkillsUSA (PDP) knowledge test, online written test covering knowledge of architectural drafting concepts, and a practical test involving development of an architectural drawing from details and instructions provided by the Technical Committee. The written test will contribute 20% to the total score and 80% will be divided among the various practical tasks as assigned by the Technical Committee. The SkillsUSA knowledge test will be used as a tie-breaker only, which is consistent with National SkillsUSA competition.