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I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday break. The year seems to be rushing by at break-neck speed and I'm thankful for the good work that has been done thus far. This week, we'll be having our SkillsUSA in-lab competition. The competition will be held on Wednesday, and both AM and PM students will be taking part. The winner will be representing our school at District competitions in February.
You are going to be creating a company logo following a design brief that will be given to you on the competition day. Below are the skills you will be asked to demonstrate in the competition:
This Thursday we'll be running our Advertising Design competition for all students in 10-12 grades enrolled in our program. We'll be working this week on methods to survive this type of contest. The local Skills competition is an abbreviated version of the national competition. The national competition is wider in scope and can encompass any skill listed in this pdf file. The winner of this competition will be representing our school at regional competitions and could go on to state or nationals.
As a way to practice for our competition I have created a practice competition that all students should attempt before Wednesday afternoon. It closely models the final competition that we'll be doing on Thursday. Now is the time to go through this exercise and ask questions about the requirements. I will not be able to answer specific questions on Thursday when the final competition is taking place - but this is a great time to work out any potentially gray areas you might have. The judging rubric can be downloaded here. The practice design specifications can be downloaded here.
The most important advice I can give is to make sure that you read the design brief carefully. We'll be going over the components of the competition on Monday and Tuesday in class and run the practice competition on Wednesday.
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
PHYS. ED. DAY
AM - Thursdays - 1
PM - Thursdays - 7
PM - Mondays - 7