“FRIDAY FLASH” - Contest General Guidelines
The 48th Annual State Leadership & Skills Championship Conference will be held on Friday, April 10th, thru Sunday, April 12th, 2015. The State Delegation hotel that has been selected for 2015 will be the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Mpls. South, 7800 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington, MN 55435, and (952) 835-7800. State Headquarters, all Leadership Contests and some Technical contests will be held at this site. Most other Skilled Contests will be held across the twin cities metro area.
Please make sure you are using the “NEW” SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards 2015-2016. The SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards have been revised and new rules will be effective at the 2015 Championships. ALL State Contest and National Contest will be following the current Technical Standards.
E-mails will be sent to the Advisors alerting them of “NEW” Contest UPDATES. If no additional information is received on a contest, the rules and regulations covering our contests will be based on those found in the SkillsUSA Championships, Technical Standards, except for clothing.
State regulation regarding clothing state that is must be appropriate and safe dress for the competition you are participating in, no school or work uniforms or business logo on the clothing. Please have your student DRESS- in Appropriate work attire! NO JEANS with holes are allowed this year! Note that if a student does come to their contest in a School & Work uniform with Logos on them, they will be asked to cover them up and will NOT BE ALLOWED to be visible on the Uniform.
Please make sure all students have appropriate leatherwork shoes or appropriate shoes as required per contest.
All general rules that affect all competitors-are on pages 9-18. All Contestants are required to bring a One-page, typewritten résumé to their contestant meeting; failure to use the proper name of the national organization will result in penalty points being assessed.
No SMOKING and NO Personal Electronic Devices will be allowed in any State SkillsUSA Contest in Minnesota. Contestants will be disqualified! (This includes Cell Phones, i-Phones, i-Pods, i-Pads, Pagers, Blackberry's, MP3 Players and etc. at any contest!)
There will be NO On-Site substitutions this year at all contests. No exceptions!
“NEW” Bring a Photo I.D. to the State Championships
“REMINDER” that Students will need to provide a current school Photo I.D. or Driver’s License.
All contestants may need to show that their proper I.D. matches the
SkillsUSA Contestant Name Badge for competition during the State Championships.