Champions Rally

Kick off the new school year with a day at The Georgia National Fair! The day includes a motivational rally as well as several competitive events intended to guide your chapter into producing recruiting materials for the new school year. We hope to see you (and several of your closest friends) at this year's Champions Rally!

 

CHAMPIONS RALLY INFORMATION

When:

Friday, October 8, 2021 
 

Where:

Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry
 

Costs: 

  • $15 includes entry only pass.

  • There is a $14 entry fee for all chaperons. 

    • The number of chaperones pre-registered should match the number listed on the Rally Day Admission form. ​

    • Any additional chaperones will be expected to pay the $14 gate entry fee (cash or card only).

  • Ride armbands are $25 (please order the correct amount, SkillsUSA Georgia will have none for sale on site).

    • All armband orders MUST be placed through SkillsUSA Georgia.

    • No individual armband orders will be taken by the Georgia National Fair staff. 

    • Armbands can be purchased on-site through the Midway. 


 

Deadlines: 

Contest Password Deadline: TBD

Contest Registration (done through the Fair's website): TBD

Rally Registration (through SkillsUSA Georgia): TBD

Registration: 

Where to Register ALL PARTICIPANTS: Link Forthcoming

Where to Register for Competition: Youth Educational Exhibits

Absolutely no cancellations and no refunds. 

Schools attending SkillsUSA Georgia Rally must register through the SkillsUSA Georgia registration. 

Schools attending the SkillsUSA Georgia Rally are NOT allowed to apply for the Georgia National Schoolhouse Program. 

 

Payment: 

Payment must be received by SkillsUSA Georgia prior to Champions Rally or on-site at the registration table. Any credit card payment must be processed in advance of the event. 

Checks should be made payable to SkillsUSA Georgia and sent to:

SkillsUSA Georgia

Suite 1052

1740 Hudson Bridge Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281 

Late Fee Policy:

If you register anyone late for any SkillsUSA event, there will be a processing and handling fee of $20 per registrant. Please help us by registering for all events on time! Thank you. 

 

Competitions:

SkillsUSA Georgia Career Pathway Display

SkillsUSA Georgia Career Pathway Poster

SkillsUSA Georgia Chapter T-shirt
SkillsUSA Georgia Chapter Recruitment Display

SkillsUSA Georgia Chapter Recruitment Poster

 

To request a password for the Fair competitions please email contests@gnfa.com by Date TBD. 

 

Late Arrival Policy: 

Many schools face travel dilemmas in regard to bus transportation and while schools are more than welcome to enter late to the Rally, contest entries will be accepted after 10:30 a.m. only at the discretion of the Judging Coordinator.

 

Announcement of Contest Winners:

 All contests will be judged during the Champions Rally and ribbons will be awarded to the top 10 entries in each category. The top 10 entries in each category will remain on display at the Fair. All other entries should be picked up by the advisors/students by 4:00 p.m. (any entries not picked up will be discarded). The winning top 10 entries will be posted on the SkillsUSA Georgia website.

 

Top 10 Project Pick Up:

It is important that you have a plan for project pick-up. Your chapter has two options. First, you can pick up your project directly from the fair. If you plan to do this, you must let the SkillsUSA Georgia State Office know, as we pick up all projects and take them to FLC for pick up. Second, you can pick up your projects at FLC. SkillsUSA Georgia will not keep any projects that are not picked up. However, we are happy to mail your chapter their winning ribbon.

And don’t worry- we will make this reminding announcement at Rally! 

PROCEDURES: Advisors/Students must submit their display during the event check-in at the Georgia National Fair Champions Rally. Entries will remain on display during the Fair.

Release Time:

Release Times TBD

 

Prizes: 

Cash Prize Premiums for each Contest: 

1st place - $100

2nd place - $75

3rd place - $50

4th place - $25

5th-7th place - $15

8th – 10th place - $10

All placings will be put on a point system, example: 1st place = 10 points, 2nd place = 9 points, etc. 

These points will be calculated by chapter and the chapter with the highest accumulated points after the last competition will receive a GNF Superior Chapter Award plaque and $500. 

The second-place chapter will receive a GNF plaque and $250. All prizes are sponsored by the Georgia National Fairgrounds! 

All premium checks will be mailed directly to the school after the close of the Fair.

 

Champion's Rally FAQ's

Conference Details

What time does the session start? Can I arrive late?


The Champions Rally session will begin at 10:30am. Many schools face travel dilemmas in regard to bus transportation and while schools are more than welcome to enter late to the Rally, contest entries will be accepted after 10:30 a.m. only at the discretion of the Judging Coordinator. Schools may arrive as early as 8:30am.




How does the on-site registration process work?


Once you arrive at the fairgrounds, please proceed directly to Reeves Arena (near the tall clocktower). Please proceed inside and find a seat anywhere you would like. One advisor from each school must check-in at the SkillsUSA Georgia Registration desk (no students here please). If you have contests to check in, please send one student with each contest to the contest check-in area. Signage will direct you and a SkillsUSA Georgia staff member will assist you with the contest check-in process.




What is the tentative schedule for the Champions Rally?


8:30am – 10:30am: Registration & Contest Check-in (Reaves Arena)
10:30am –12:00pm: Rally & Motivational Speaker (Reaves Arena)
12:00pm – 10:00pm: Georgia National Fair Opens (Rides open for all attendees)
2:00pm: Ribbons posted on top 10 entries and contest area is open for viewing
(time may change based on judging times)
3:00pm: Advisors must remove all contest entries from viewing area or they will be discarded.
(The top ten entries in each category will remain on display at the fair)




What is the dress code for the Champions Rally?


It's a fun day at the fair! We recommend that you wear something you would be comfortable in along with your chapter T-shirt. (This is a component of the final score for the Chapter T-Shirt Contest)




When? Where?


The SkillsUSA Georgia Champions Rally is currently scheduled for October 8 at the Georgia National Fair.





Registration

When is the Registration Deadline?


The registration deadline is TBD.




What is the Registration Cost?


Registration is $15. Armbands are sold separately and are $20 each. Please be sure to order the correct number of armbands, as SkillsUSA Georgia WILL NOT have any for sale on site.




How do I register my chapter?


Please click the "Register my Chapter" button above. The register above button will appear as soon as the Georgia National Fair makes their registration system available to the public.





Contests

Where do I register for Contests?


Please register for contests at the link above, for your convenience a PDF containing detailed instructions has been provided under the downloads section of this page. The link will become available once the Georgia National Fair has made their system available to the public.




What Contests are Offered?


SkillsUSA Georgia Chapter Recruitment Poster
SkillsUSA Georgia Chapter Recruitment Display
SkillsUSA Georgia Chapter Banner
SkillsUSA Georgia Career Pathway Poster
SkillsUSA Georgia Career Pathway Display
SkillsUSA Georgia Chapter T-shirt




What are the prizes for each contest?


Cash Prize Premiums for each Contest: 1st place - $100 2nd place - $75 3rd place - $50 4th place - $25 5th-7th place - $15 8th – 10th place - $10 Checks will be made payable and mailed directly to the school.




How do I check in my contests on site?


Once your chapter arrives at Reaves Arena, please send one student member per contest to the contest check-in area. (Signage will direct you). Once there, a SkillsUSA Georgia Staff member will walk them through the contest check-in process.




What time can I pick-up my contests?


Contests will be available for pick up as soon as judging is finished are 2:00pm (Please note that this time is subject to change based on the time needs of our judges). NO STUDENTS OR ADVISORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE CONTEST AREA UNTIL JUDGING IS COMPLETE All projects that place 1st-10th must be left on display at the Georgia National fair through the duration of the fair. Chapter advisors may pick up their projects directly from the fair after its completion. (Please let the SkillsUSA Georgia State Office know if you plan to do so). Otherwise, Projects will be available for pick-up at the SkillsUSA Georgia Fall Leadership Conference.





 
Downloads

Graphic Standards

Champions Rally

Tentative Schedule

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Parking Directions

Student Code of

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2021 Rally Day Admission Form

Champions Rally Contest Packet - COMING SOON!

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Champions Rally Registration Instructions

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Photograph Release

 
Rally 2019 Pictures