TEAM State Contest Purpose and Guidelines

Purpose: The Missouri Technology Education State Contest is designed to promote and improve scholarship, craftsmanship, and technology in industrial technology education and pre-engineering. It is a project/display oriented competition that is for Technology Education students in grades 6 through 12.

The Missouri Technology Education State Contest is co-sponsored, conducted, and financed by members of the Technology Education Association of Missouri, and other interested professionals.

Organization: Competition in the Missouri Technology Education State Contest will be at three levels.

District Contest: Winners from the local contest and individuals from areas without a local contest may participate in the district contest subject to the rules of the district.

State Contest: Each district is eligible to have sixty High School and Middle School entries with an earnest attempt to have at least one entry in each of the thirteen main areas selected from their district for the state contest. Winners in the Missouri Industrial Technology State Contest (hereafter referred to as the State Contest) will be selected on the basis of a combined project and/or knowledge score, (seventy-five percent project score and twenty-five percent knowledge score). The knowledge score will be based upon a written examination, based in the area which corresponds to the division, classification, and group entered.


To help defray expenses a State entry fee of $15.00 will be assessed for each project entry.
 Local and district contests may be organized and judged in accordance with the wishes of the teachers, district committees, and/or faculty members of the host institution of each locality or district. There should be no conflict between local and district contests and the State Contest. The local contests serve as elimination points preceding the district contest. The district contests serve as elimination points preceding the State Contest. The State Contest is designed to recognize students possessing outstanding craftsmanship and technical knowledge. Districts are encouraged to follow the State Contest Rules.

Participant Eligibility: Students who meet the following criteria and whose teacher is a member of the district industrial technology education association and the Technology Education Association of Missouri (TEAM) and the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education (MOACTE) are eligible to enter the State Industrial Technology Education Contest. Teachers must join prior to March 1st, Teachers can not join at the District or State event...  Membership is required to take part in the Expo.

A student is eligible to participate in the State Contest provided he or she meets the following conditions:

1. Is enrolled in one or more industrial technology education courses in a public, private, or parochial school in the state of Missouri.

2. Is a student in grades 6 through 12.

3. Is under 21 years of age on July 1 of the year of the State Contest.

4. Agrees to be present for the State Contest to complete a knowledge-based test, and include a technical report covering information relative to his entry.

5. Has a project accepted and is certified for the State Contest through participation in a district contest.

6. Student is currently in Academic good standing with his or her school district.


7. Student agrees to adhere to the TEAM Code of Conduct and has completed permission/medical release forms required by his or her school

NOTE: Students in post high school are ineligible.

If you have further questions, contact the current Past President.

Expo Registration is the responsibility of the individual teacher.

Contest Entries are the responsibility of each District.

Contest and Expo entries are due no later than 1 week prior to the contest.

Send a copy of the State Contest and Expo entries to the Contest Chairman

Entry fee for the contest is $15.00 per entry for the Contest. 


Cost for the Expo is $5.00 per student with that amount good for up to five events for each student.

A maxiumum of $50.00 per School Team for Expo entries. This is the cap fee for the school Expo Team.

District registration should come from the person who has been designated as the "District Contest Chairman". 
Entries should not arrive from each individual school to avoid confusion and double registrations. District entry fees should be a single check which was collected from each school and deposited in a central account, rather than multiple checks from each School.

*Northeast Missouri NE 60 HS + 15 MS Grand Awards entered from District contest
*Northwest Missouri NW 60 HS + 15 MS Grand Awards entered from District contest
*Southeast Missouri SE 60 HS + 15 MS Grand Awards entered from District contest
*Southwest Missouri SW 60 HS + 15 MS Grand Awards entered from District contest
*Central Missouri CM 60 HS + 15 MS Grand Awards entered from District contest
*Kansas City Suburban Schools KCS - 60 HS + 15 MS Grand Awards entered from District contest
*St. Louis Suburban Schools SLS
60 HS + 15 MS Grand Awards entered from District contest

The following are areas of entry in the state contest:

DIVISIONS--CLASSIFICATIONS--GROUPS:

DIVISIONS: Architectural Drafting - Mechanical Drafting - Computer Applications - Electricity-Electronic

Technology Exploration - Grapfic Arts - Photography - Industrial Crafts - Plastics - Metalwork

Power and Energy - Woodwork - Open Division - CNC Computer Numerical Control - Robotics

CLASSIFICATIONS: Includes all events that may be participated in within each division.

Example: Architectural Drafting Division has three classifications:
AD-1 Architectural Board Drawings - Groups eligible to participate A, B  and E.
AD-2 Architectural Computer Aided Drafting - Groups eligible to participate A, B, C or D
AD-3 Architectural Presentation - Groups eligible to participate C & D

Groups: (Grade/Experience Level of the Student)

Group A: is for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 who receive instruction averaging less than 6 clock hours per week in the industrial technology subjects (Division) represented by their entry.
Group B: is for students in grades 9 through 12 who receive instruction averaging less than 10 clock hours per week in the industrial technology education subjects (Division) represented by their entry - and have had less than 1 school year or 2 semesters in the Technology Education Division they are entering.
Group C: is for students in grades 10 through 12 who have had more than 1 school year or more than 2 semesters in Industrial Technology Education class (Division) they are entering.
Group D: Students in a Technology Education with more than 2 school year or more than 4 semesters in Industrial Technology Education class (Division) they are entering qualify for Group D entries. Homeschool students or students in a comprehensive industrial or technical high schools or classes spending 10 clock hours or more per week in a Class or lab, laboratory, or drawing room receiving instruction in the subjects represented by their entries.
Group E: is for the special needs students in Industrial Technology classes.
Note: In an effort to recognize the exceptional student, "Group E" has been created. The exceptional student may be entered either in "Group E" or mainstreamed into groups with other students according to grade level.
Group E will be recognized in the basic or general shop courses, once the student advances out of the basic courses the entry must enter in the regular classifications.

(Group Revisions) - To meet the changes in technology program that are allowing for independent entry areas we are concentrating some of these entry areas into (novice or amateur) and (practiced or experienced) based on low entry numbers due to the new and developing technology or low entry due to changing technology. As entry areas evolve the TEAM Awards Program Committee reserves the right to change group entry areas in any and all divisions.

Group (N) - Novice or Amateur: a student who is new to the circumstances, work, etc., in which he or she has placed an entry; beginner; tyro: a novice in the entry area. This entry area is for the 1st year the student has entered in this project area. The student may be from Group A, B, or E.

Group (P) - Practiced or Experienced: A student who is skilled or expert; proficient through practice or experience: a practiced hand in which he or she has placed an entry.  This entry area is for the student has entered in this project area more than once.
The student may be from Group C or D.

Playing Up! Projects made by students whose grade level places them in groups for which no awards has been listed may be entered in the next highest group.
Example: (An 8th grade student may enter a machine metals project in Group B (9th and 10th grades) of MM-1 because no awards are available in Group A for that classification.)

"Students in post high school classes are not eligible."

All project entries must be entered through the District Contest Coordinator, 
Teachers Can Not enter student entries individually without prior competition in District competition event .

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