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State Fair Contests

& Showcases 


2022 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 17 - Masonry   Apprentice & Pre-Apprentice Contest    Register


Wed. October 19 - Electrical   Apprentice Contest    Register

Thurs. October 20 - Carpentry   Pre-Apprentice Contest    Register

Fri. October 21 - HVACR & Plumbing   Apprentice & Pre-Apprentice Contest    Register

Sat. October 22 - Cosmetology Competitions (SkillsUSA)

There will be four 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, includes free Fair admission!


Total Look / Fantasy Hair & Make-Up (Live model) Rules  2022 Theme: DISNEY

Total Evening Elegance (Manikin) Rules  

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

Fantasy Nail Art Design (Showcase) Rules  Manikin Hand creation performed in advance and brought to the state fair for judging. 


Releases (Liability, Medical, Photo/Sound)


Participants MAY enter the TOTAL STYLE or FANTASY NAIL ART DESIGN (Showcases) 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 23 - Robotics Competition (SkillsUSA)

The Robotics Contest at the State Fair is open to high school, middle school or postsecondary.  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 Link

Registration LinkRegistration Deadline - October 14

Releases (Liability, Medical, Photo/Sound)

No Cost for Team Registrations!  And Free admission to the State Fair!


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