October 8, 2021 • Georgia National Fair
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
To provide a fun and safe environment SkillsUSA Georgia will be implementing new COVID-19 caution procedures. To reduce the amount of crowds and face-to-face interaction, SkillsUSA Georgia is implementing a pre-pay process where chapters can pay via credit card or mail a check. Any chapter who does not pre-pay will have a $25 late fee added to their chapter's account.
SkillsUSA Georgia may also implement assigned seating in Reaves Arena. This decision will be made and announced closer to October 8th.
A mask mandate will be in affect while attendees are in Reaves Arena. This includes the registration area as well as contest check-in. Any persons who does not adhere to the mask mandate will be asked to leave the arena. Masks will be made available upon request, but not provided for all. We appreciate your assistance as we work to keep all participants safe.
Additional changes and procedures will be posted here. Please visit our website periodically for updates, and we look forward to seeing you at this year's Champions Rally!
Friday, October 8, 2021
Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry
Entry Only Pass: $15.00
Chaperones Entry Fee: $14.00
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: $25.00
The Georgia National Fairground determines the price of the ride armbands, not SkillsUSA Georgia.
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.
Late Rally Registration (through SkillsUSA Georgia): October 6th
Liability Form for Participant: September 17th, 2021
Contest Password Deadline: September 20th, 2021
Contest Registration (done through the Fair's website): September 22nd, 2021
Payment Deadline (each chapter must pre-pay): October 1st, 2021
Where to Register ALL PARTICIPANTS:
Late registration is $20 additional per registrant.
Armband orders are not available for late registrations. However, armbands will be sold on site.
The deadline for late registration is October 6th.
All participants are required to complete the Conference Liability Form. Advisors will be required to upload ONE document with all liability forms to complete the registration. This liability form is located at the bottom of the page under Downloads.
Where to Register for Competition:
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 - NEW!!
Payment must be received by SkillsUSA Georgia prior to Champions Rally.
Credit card payments are accepted and a link will be provided in your invoice. SkillsUSA Georgia does not pass along any processing fees.
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.
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
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 11:00 a.m. only at the discretion of the Judging Coordinator.
CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
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?
Many schools face travel dilemmas in regard to bus transportation and while schools are more than welcome to enter late to the Rally.
How does the on-site registration process work?
Once you arrive at the fairgrounds, please proceed directly to Reaves Arena (near the tall clocktower). Please proceed inside the arena. 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?
12:00pm – 10:00pm:
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 8, 2021 at the Georgia National Fair.