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
SkillsUSA Georgia began the school year with cautious hope that we would be able to create some normalcy to the year. Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to be a rampant factor in the ability to continue on as planned. The Georgia National Fair announced that hosting a Fair that abides by CDC and State regulations would not be possible. As you know, the Georgia National Fairgrounds is where the annual SkillsUSA Georgia Champions Rally takes place. Due to the decision made by the Georgia National Fair there will not be a Champions Rally this year.
In leu of not hosting an in-person Champions Rally, there are still opportunities for your students to compete. Normally, the competitions that are available for students to enter into at Champions Rally encourage chapter recruitment, for example the Chapter Recruitment Display and Chapter Recruitment Poster contests. We will continue the spirit of recruitment through the new SkillsUSA Georgia Recruitment Challenge. Chapters will compete for the best SkillsUSA informational handout, the most creative social media post, and the most innovative video engagement. These competitions challenge members to creatively provide insight into SkillsUSA and encourage potential new members to join. The three competitions are able to be completed virtually so that all chapters across the state can participate. SkillsUSA Georgia will distinguish the top 10% of chapters submitting recruitment strategies as “Master of Recruitment” Chapters for the school year. We encourage all SkillsUSA chapters to participate in the Chapter Recruitment Challenge!
For teachers receiving extended day, please know that this opportunity will substitute Champions Rally.
Though we are disappointed at this turn of events, we concur with the Georgia National Fair that our member’s safety is our highest priority. We appreciate your understanding, and please know that we are diligently working to continue to provide exciting opportunities to our members.
Friday, October 9, 2020
Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry
$15 includes entry only pass.
Ride armbands are $20 (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.
Ride Armbands are on a pre-sale basis only and will NOT be sold on-site!
Contest Password Deadline: TBD
Contest Registration (done through the Fair's website): TBD
Rally Registration (through SkillsUSA Georgia): TBD
Where to Register ALL PARTICIPANTS: Link Forthcoming
Where to Register for Competition: Link Forthcoming
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 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:
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.
To request a password for the Fair competitions please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Times TBD
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
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.
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).
What is the tentative schedule for the Champions Rally?
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.
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)
The SkillsUSA Georgia Champions Rally is currently scheduled for October 9 at the Georgia National Fair. Please note that as the COVID-19 situation develops, changes may have to be implemented to this event. SkillsUSA Georgia encourages stakeholders to remain connected with us via our website (skillsusageorgia.org). Information will be released as it becomes available.
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.
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?
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