October 4, 2019 • Georgia National Fairgrounds
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
Friday, October 4, 2019
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.
Contest Password Deadline: September 16, 2019
Contest Registration (done through the Fair's website): September 18, 2019
Rally Registration (through SkillsUSA Georgia): September 19, 2019
Where to Register ALL PARTICIPANTS: https://skillsusageorgia.wufoo.com/forms/qv20lx80bkc3y7/
Where to Register for Competition: https://www.georgianationalfair.com/p/georgialiving/youth
Absolutely no cancellations and no refunds.
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 email@example.com by Sept. 16th.
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.
Tuesday, October 15, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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.
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