State Fair Contests

& Showcases 


2021 Contest Events !


SkillsUSA North Carolina has partnered with the ApprenticeshipNC and the North Carolina State Fair to provide some excellent competitive event opportunities for your students to participate in or explore CTE and potential career paths in an educational trip to the North Carolina State Fair.  Please see the dates and activity descriptions below and consider registering your students to participate, or bring a class for a field trip to the State Fair.


Mon. October 18 - Masonry   Apprentice & Pre-Apprentice Contest    Register

Tues. October 19 - TBD


Wed. October 20 - Electrical   Apprentice Contest    Register

Thurs. October 21 - Carpentry   Pre-Apprentice Contest    Register

Fri. October 22 - HVACR & Plumbing   Apprentice & Pre-Apprentice Contest    Register

Sat. October 23 - Cosmetology  Competitions

There will be three cosmetology competitions offered this year for our North Carolina Cosmetology programs.  These contests are open to all North Carolina Cosmetology Students (high school and college).  There will be cash prizes given out to the winners of each contest, along with other great prizes.  Competitors also get free admission to the Fair.  Full details for each contest are listed below.  


REGISTRATION:  Click Here     $20 per contestant/contest  


Total Look / Fantasy Hair & Make-Up (Live model) Rules  2021 Theme: WIZARD OF OZ

Total Evening Elegance (Manikin) Rules

Total Style (Showcase) Rules  Manikin Styling performed in advance and brought to the state fair for judging. 

Total Manicure (Showcase) Rules  Creation performed in advance and brought to the state fair for judging. 


Releases (Liability, Medical, Photo/Sound)

Participants MAY enter the TOTAL STYLE (Showcase) Competition AND the TOTAL LOOK or TOTAL EVENING ELEGANCE if desired, but will need to register for each competition and will have a registration fee for each.


   Sponsors:  Great Clips


Sun. October 24 - Robotics Competition

The Robotics / Pre-Engineering Contest at the State Fair is open to any high school or middle school in the state.  Students will work together in teams of 2 will compete against other teams to accomplish tasks on the challenge field in the fastest and most efficient time. Competitors and instructors will get free admission to the fair and schools are encouraged to bring other students as a field trip if they wish.  

Robotics Contest Information Package (Click Here)

No Registration Fee!  But you must Register by October 15.  Registration is closed.




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