PA-Only Events

Pennsylvania offers “PA-only events” in addition to those offered by National TSA. These events are held at the state conference and, if a region chooses, at the regional conference.

Please note that rule changes may be announced for each individual regional and state conference. Refer to your conference web page for information about these changes.


PA-only event rules for the 2021 State Conference

The following rules apply to the 2021 state conference only. (For regional conferences, consult your Regional Coordinator instead).

PA-Only Competitive Events: Virtual Edition 2021


PA-only rules, 2019-20 season

The following rules are available for reference only. Some regional conferences may be following modified versions of these rules in 2021. 

Complete PA-ONLY rulebook

2019-20 PA Only Event Guide (PDF - Updated August 1, 2019)

Individual PA-ONLY events

Computer Systems Troubleshooting (HS) - revised March 2008

Delta Dart Glider (MS) - revised August 2018

Digital Video Challenge (MS) - revised July 2016

Electronic Research and Experimentation (HS) - revised July 2015

Logo Design (MS & HS) - revised August 2019

  • Note: The theme for PA Logo Design follows the theme of the next year’s National TSA conference.
  • For the 2020 PA Logo Design competition, use the National Conference theme for 2021 which is “Challenge the Process”.

Materials Processes (MS & HS) - revised July 2015

R/C Off-Road Racing (HS) - revised August 2019

R/C Off-Road Racing (MS) - revised August 2019

Robotics (HS) - revised February 2020, posted 3/2/20

Robotics (MS) - revised August 2019

Safety Illustration (MS & HS) - revised August 2017 (can be computer or hand drawn)

Snapshot (MS) - revised August 2016

  • Note: The theme for PA Snapshot follows the high school Photographic Technology event theme.
  • For the 2020 PA Snapshot competition, the theme is “Sporting events found in the 2020 Olympics”.

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