Champions Rally

October 7, 2022 • 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!

 

Conference Information

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 at this year's Champions Rally! Chapters will:

  • Gain knowledge around different Career Pathways when they view the contests submitted

  • Produce recruitment materials by utilizing the recruitment contests

  • See how other chapters are recruiting members and be inspired to try something new they see other chapters doing

  • Be inspired through the motivational rally

  • Bond as a chapter at the fair

Date

Friday, October 7, 2022

Location

Georgia National Fairgrounds

401 Golden Isles Pkwy

Perry, GA 31069

Morning Session is located in Reaves Arena.

Costs

Entry Only Pass: $20.00 

  • The number of chaperones pre-registered should match the number listed on the Rally Day Admission form you must complete. You will present the Rally Day Admission form upon arrival. The Rally Day Admission Form is found under Conference Downloads. 

  • Any additional chaperones are required to pay the $20.00 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.

    • Ride armbands will be available again each day of everyone’s rally at the Midway in case you do need to purchase more the day of.  The price of armbands will be $25 each and the Midway opens during the week at 12:00 PM.


Chapter fee: $50.00

Dates and Deadlines

Registration

September 21, 2022

Conference Registration is completed via SkillsUSA Georgia's Registration form.

Payment Deadline
Contest Registration

September 21, 2022

Contest Registration is completed via the Georgia National Fair's External Registration Website.

Contest Registration
Late Registration

October 5, 2022

SkillsUSA Chapter may register attendees after the Sept. 21 deadline. An additional $20 late fee will be charger per registrant.

Link Available Sept. 22

October 5, 2022

All chapter invoices must be paid by before the day of the event. Credit card payments are accepted and a link will be provided in your invoice. SkillsUSA Georgia does not pass along any processing fees. 

 
 

Conference Forms

Rally Day Admission Form

The number of chaperones pre-registered should match the number listed on the Rally Day Admission form you must complete. You will present the Rally Day Admission form upon arrival.

Student Supervision Verification Letter

SkillsUSA requires each school chapter to have one advisor or adult chaperone for every ten students. When participating in SkillsUSA events, there must be a school employee present for each school registered. SkillsUSA requires each school to have a male and female chaperone if traveling with both male and female students. A female advisor cannot travel without a male chaperone or advisor if traveling with all male students. A male advisor cannot travel without a female chaperone or advisor if traveling with all female students. If a male or female advisor from different schools are sharing the responsibility of supervising their male and female students, each advisor must submit a letter from their school principal or CTAE director. This letter must be on school letterhead, with the principal and/or CTAE director’s signature, stating that both schools agree to the shared responsibility of supervising male and female students. Each advisor must complete the form and submit their individual letter. The letters must be submitted by the registration deadline. The upload will be labeled as Student Supervision Verification Upload. Each conference will have a link to upload the Student Supervision Verification letter.

Registration, Personal and Liability Release Form for participants:

All Registration, Personal and Liability Release forms of all conference-registered school representatives (including, but not limited to instructors, participants, chaperones and observers) will remain in the possession of the advisor at all times during the SkillsUSA Conference. Have your SkillsUSA Members participating submit this to you when  they return their field trip absence form.

Champions Rally Contests

The Champions Rally features contests intentionally designed to help your chapter generate recruitment items to jumpstart your chapter's membership. The following contests are held at the Champion's Rally:

Contest Check-In Procedure 

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.

Career Pathway Display

Chapter members must work together to create a display that accurately represents the career pathway or pathways that are represented in their local school. The display may incorporate multiple career pathways or a singular focus on one career pathway

Career Pathway Poster

Chapters members must work together to create a poster that accurately represents the career pathway or pathways that are represented in their local school. The poster may incorporate multiple career pathways or a singular focus on one career pathway.

Chapter Recruitment Display

Chapters members must work together to create a display that will be used to recruit new members to join their school’s SkillsUSA chapter. This display should highlight your SkillsUSA Chapter and the things that make it unique. Think about what information would make you want to join your SkillsUSA Chapter.

Chapter Recruitment Poster

Chapters members must work together to create a poster that will be used to recruit new members to join their school’s SkillsUSA chapter. This poster should highlight your SkillsUSA Chapter and the things that make it unique. Think about what information would make you want to join your SkillsUSA Chapter.

SkillsUSA Chapter T-Shirt

Create and produce a SkillsUSA Chapter t-shirt that represents your SkillsUSA Chapter.

Prizes

Each contest listed above awards first through tenth place. Placing chapters will receive cash awards from the Georgia National Fair. Payouts for each place are as follows:

1st place - $100

2nd place - $75

3rd place - $50

4th place - $25

5th-7th place - $15

8th – 10th place - $10

 

In addition to cash awards for each contest, The Georgia National Fair will award one Superior Chapter Award and one Reserve Superior Chapter Award. To identify the winner for each award, all placings will be put on a point system, example: 1st place = 10 points, 2nd place = 9 points, etc. The Chapter with the most points will be awarded the Superior Chapter Award and will receive a plaque and $500. The runner-up Chapter will be awarded the Reserve Superior Chapter Award and will receive a plaque and $250. All prizes are sponsored by the Georgia National Fair. All premium checks will be mailed directly to the school after the close of the Fair.

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 MUST remain on display at the Fair. All other entries should be picked up by the advisors/students no later than 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.

 

Project Pick-Up

It is important that you have a plan for project pick-up. Your chapter is responsible for picking up your project directly from the fair. SkillsUSA Georgia will not keep any projects that are not picked up. If your chapter does not plan to pick up your project from the fair, please be sure that the project does not contain anything valuable as part of the project, as you will not get it back. No displays, t-shirts, or ribbons will be mailed to the chapter.

All winning contests must stay on display at the fair. If you choose not to, you will forfeit your winning money. To learn the dates and times of the project please go to the fair’s website (it is usually the week after the fair concludes).

 

Contest Release Times: 

All non-winning contest projects must be picked up from the contest floor between 2:00 - 2:15 PM. All remaining projects will be discarded. 

How to Register
  1. Prior to registering, teachers/advisors/agents must obtain a password by contacting contests@gnfa.com.

  2. Please include your school’s contact information (address, phone number, advisor’s/agent’s email address) in the email.

  3. Deadline to obtain a password is two days before the entry deadline.

  4. Note: It may take up to two business days to process password requests, so please do not wait until deadline day to make your request.

  5. When you get to the online registration site, click the blue “Sign in” button at the top right of the page, then choose “Club” from the drop-down menu.

  6. Choose your club name and enter your password to proceed.

  7. NEW FOR 2022: ALL competitions must be entered with the school name (or county name for 4-H) in the first name field and the type of organization (4-H, FFA, FCCLA, etc.) in the last name field. Student names will be entered in the Student Name field when the advisor/agent makes the entry.

  8. There will be no substitutions allowed. Placeholders may not be used for student names.

  9. Entries registered incorrectly will be disqualified. 

  10. Be sure to read your department’s information in the “Competitions” section; print to use as a reference during registration.

 

Conference Policies

Adult to Student Ratio and Supervision Policy

SkillsUSA requires each school chapter to have one advisor or adult chaperone for every ten students. When participating in SkillsUSA events, there must be a school employee present for each school registered. SkillsUSA requires each school to have a male and female chaperone if traveling with both male and female students. A female advisor cannot travel without a male chaperone or advisor if traveling with all male students. A male advisor cannot travel without a female chaperone or advisor if traveling with all female students. If a male or female advisor from different schools are sharing the responsibility of supervising their male and female students, each advisor must submit a letter from their school principal or CTAE director. This letter must be on school letterhead, with the principal and/or CTAE director’s signature, stating that both schools agree to the shared responsibility of supervising male and female students. Each advisor must complete the form and submit their individual letter. The letters must be submitted by the registration deadline. The upload will be labeled as Student Supervision Verification Upload. Each conference will have a link to upload the Student Supervision Verification letter.

Onsite Payment Fee Policy

If a chapter does not submit payment by the deadline, there will be an onsite payment fee of $50.00 per chapter. Please see all payment deadline dates in each conference information section and plan accordingly.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are not allowed after the registration deadline. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline.This is because we base purchasing items off our registration numbers.

Dress Code

Suggested attire: School appropriate jeans, shorts, or capris and a chapter or SkillsUSA t-shirt. No backless shoes allowed. 

Late Arrival Policy

Many schools face travel challenges in regard to bus transportation and while schools are more than welcome to enter late to the Rally, contest entries will not be accepted after 11:00 a.m. Armbands will not be provided to late schools after 1:00 p.m.

 
Downloads

Graphic Standards

Parking Directions

Registration and Liability Release Form 

2022 Rally Day Admission Form

Champions Rally Contest Packet 

Champions Rally Registration Instructions

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Champions Rally Checklist

 
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