2022 Academic Competition Virtual Events

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Event Information

Thank you for your interest in this year's ITeam USA Annual Regional Academic Competition. This year we will be holding identical event offerings at three locations: Weber State University - Davis Campus, Utah Valley University, and Snow College - Richfield. The regional academic competitions are geared towards testing a student's skills in computer science, information technology, and digital media.

Students may only register for one regional competition and select non-overlapping events. Read more under advisor registration for below. Specific rubrics and guidelines for each contest will be provided closer to the events and only to those registered for the competition. Please view the drop down menu of each category below for information on scope, objectives, and applicable pathway coursework.

The competition is not limited to only ITeam and SkillsUSA members. It is open to anyone that would like to participate. The title Advisor applies to any educator that wishes to serve as a representative for any registering students. However, advisors are required to register their individual students.  If you are not associated with any organization, please choose 'other' and provide any clarifying information.

** Participants are asked to bring their own laptop or desktop to use during their chosen competition(s). Computer labs at some locations may or may not provide enough capacity, or any, for every student and every contest. The Hardware Help Desk competition will use donated computers and not participants' machines. Competitions will take place in online environments, using online coders, GitHub repositories, and Google Drive content delivery.

Event Registration is Free.

WEber State - Davis

Wednesday
February 2nd, 2022
2750 University Park Blvd
Layton, UT 84041

Snow - Richfield

Friday
February 11th, 2022
800 W 200 S
Richfield, UT 84701

UVU

Monday
February 14th, 2022
800 W University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84058

Skip to Registration

Event Information

Thank you for your interest in this year's ITeam USA Annual Regional Academic Competition. This year we will be holding identical event offerings at three locations: Weber State University - Davis Campus, Utah Valley University, and Snow College - Richfield. The regional academic competitions are geared towards testing a student's skills in computer science, information technology, and digital media.

Students may only register for one regional competition and select non-overlapping events. Read more under advisor registration for below. Specific rubrics and guidelines for each contest will be provided closer to the events and only to those registered for the competition. Please view the drop down menu of each category below for information on scope, objectives, and applicable pathway coursework.

The competition is not limited to only ITeam and SkillsUSA members. It is open to anyone that would like to participate. The title Advisor applies to any educator that wishes to serve as a representative for any registering students. However, advisors are required to register their individual students.  If you are not associated with any organization, please choose 'other' and provide any clarifying information.

** Participants are asked to bring their own laptop or desktop to use during their chosen competition(s). Computer labs at some locations may or may not provide enough capacity, or any, for every student and every contest. The Hardware Help Desk competition will use donated computers and not participants' machines. Competitions will take place in online environments, using online coders, GitHub repositories, and Google Drive content delivery.

Event Registration is Free.

WEber State - Davis

Wednesday
February 2nd, 2022
2750 University Park Blvd
Layton, UT 84041

Snow - Richfield

Friday
February 11th, 2022
800 W 200 S
Richfield, UT 84701

UVU

Monday
February 14th, 2022
800 W University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84058

Competitions

** Check back periodically for updates. Click the image below to expand event schedule. **

SkillsUSA-Utah Policy
  • Participation at these events is optional/voluntary and is not required to qualify for the state conference. We will not disqualify any school that cannot attend the regional events this year.
  • Students are not required to be a member of SkillsUSA to participate in regional events this year.
  • Students are not required to wear official SkillsUSA contest clothing during regional events. (Business casual clothing is appropriate.)Regional events will each be a single day event, including travel time to and from the event.
  • Travel costs are the responsibility of the school, district, or LEA.
  • Substitute teacher costs (if required) are the responsibility of the school, district, or LEA.
  • SkillsUSA Utah will provide the 2022 national technical standards for each of the official SkillsUSA competitions.
  • SkillsUSA Utah and ITeam USA will provide local competition guides for each official SkillsUSA competition (depending on availability).
Location Events: Two Rounds
Software Coding (Individual)
Scope

The contest will assess knowledge of computer programming languages through practices of structured programming, preparing students for careers as computer programmer, graphics programmer, operational systems engineer, web developers, database administrators, and game design.

Objective

Using Python and the database tool SQLite, competitors will develop a functional project chosen from the Event Project List. You will begin with an approach/strategy statement of the project and document your code using comments inline to the code. Projects will be scored on the following six criteria: completeness, correctness of output, validation of input, internal documentation, efficiency of code, and quality of work.

Courses

Computer Programming 1, 2, 3, Mobile Development, AP CS, AP CSP, CSP, Python 1,2, Database Development, Game Development, Algorithms and Data Structure

Landing Page Design (Individual)
Scope

The contest will evaluate basic proficiencies of competitors within the discipline of web design and development, preparing students for careers as web designers, webmasters, multimedia producers, and graphic artists.

Objective

Contestants will utilize a chosen free, online web design platform to clearly layout a corporate identity and design website landing page. Competitors will implement graphic elements that appropriately and adequately convey an understanding of concepts, ideas and relationships of web design as related to the Certified Web Designer Associate (CWDSA)-apprentice standards.

Courses

Digital Graphic Arts, Mobile Development, Computer Programming 1, 2, 3, Web Dev 1, 2, HTML5, Database Development, Python 1,2, Marketing, Digital Media 1, 2

Version Control (Individual)
Scope

The contest will assess a contestant’s ability to troubleshoot errors embedded in a program’s code.

Objective

Contestants will identify the error and provide details on location, cause, solution, and outcome. Problem set will be hosted in a private GitHub repository.

Courses

Computer Programming 1, 2, 3, Mobile Development, AP CS, AP CSP, CSP, Python 1,2, Database Development, Game Development, Algorithms and Data Structure

Network Design (Individual)
Scope

In today’s job market system, network system administration skills are needed. The contest will assess the contestant’s networking knowledge and strategic problem-solving capabilities in configuring secure networks. The national contest is based on the most current CCNA certification. Server skills will be scored include, but are not limited to: DNS, Active Directory, and DHCP.

Objective

Contestants will demonstrate their ability to create optimal networking pathways between network systems, routers, switches, servers, and other network elements to design a full network configuration.

Courses

Network, CCNA, Computer Programming 1, 2, 3, Mobile Development, AP CS, AP CSP, CSP, Python 1,2, Database Development, Game Development, Algorithms and Data Structure; Digital Graphic Arts

QA Bughunt "Software Testing" (Individual)
Scope

This event tests participants in their ability to identify defects by testing applications and comparing the final product against contest requirements. This skillset is applicable to careers in software testing, computer programming, database development, and network architecture, and security engineering.

Objective

Contestants will be given a problem-set with a built-in code discrepancy, or ‘bug’. The bug may be a single line, or a contiguous section of code. Problem-sets may be technical or security in nature. Points are awarded by how quickly you solve the challenge.

Courses

Computer Programming 1, 2, 3, Mobile Development, AP CS, AP CSP, CSP, Python 1,2, Database Development, Game Development, Algorithms and Data Structure

Hardware Help Desk (Individual)
Scope

This event will challenge contestants' knowledge in correcting end-user computing issues, manage virtual machines and software, deploy operating systems, leverage troubleshooting software and tools, and proficiently use command line interfaces to deliver customer service in a technical assistant center environment. The event will assess a contestant’s ability to demonstrate computer repair proficiencies and IT Customer Support skills in preparation for A+ Computer Repair certifications.

Objective

Contestants will tear down and rebuild a physical computer system, calibrating electronic equipment and demonstrating proper safety practices. Contestants will then compete as a virtual IT service professional the the PC Building Software Simulator - IT Expansion.

Courses

Intro to IT, A+ Computer Repair, Linux, Network, Computer Programming 1, 2, 3, Mobile Development, AP CS, AP CSP, CSP, Python 1,2, Database Development, Game Development, Algorithms and Data Structure.

Location Events: One Round
Data Analytics (Team of 2)
Scope

The contest will assess a team’s ability to explore real-world issues and develop realistic solutions by analyzing open data and submitting research findings.

Objective

The contest will include an analysis strategy for reading in, manipulating, and analyzing data (pseudo code), including a description of steps and packages used as well as reasons behind the chosen methods.

Courses

Computer Programming 1, 2, 3, Mobile Development, AP CS, AP CSP, CSP, Python 1,2, Database Development, Game Development, Algorithms and Data Structure

Cybersecurity "Capture the Flag" (Team 1-5)
Scope

The contest will assess skills utilized in the field of Cybersecurity, Information Security, or Systems and Networking Security Architecture, and Protect and Defend (PR) Identity Management.

Objective

The ITeam CTF is a 3 day competition where teams get together to solve challenges related to cybersecurity for points. Challenge categories include, Digital Forensics, OSINT (Open Source intelligence), Reverse Engineering, Network Exploitation, Web hacking, and Cryptography. To complete a challenge competitors must use problem solving skills to find a string of text called a flag and submit it through the website for points. The team that has the most points at the end of the challenge time is the winner. Challenges are designed to help beginners to learn and develop skills used by information security professionals while also developing general teamwork and problem solving skills.

Courses

Security, CyberSecurity EH, CyberForensics, Linux, Network, Computer Programming 1, Web Development 1, Database Development

Event Broadcast Production (Team: 2-4)
Scope

The contest will assess a team’s ability to produce and deliver video production coverage of live events in preparation for careers in television production, journalism, video productions, and filmmaking.

Objective

Two to four-member teams will write and produce a three-minute package of their regional event, paying close attention to pre-production, production and production through the writing, producing, directing and editing in a live environment. Teams are evaluated on their broadcast writing ability, voice quality, diction, timing and pacing and performance techniques.

Courses

Digital Graphic Arts, Digital Audio 1, 2, TV Broadcasting 1, 2, Video Production 1, 2, Marketing

"Capture the Flag"

Scope

The contest will assess skills utilized in the field of Cybersecurity, Information Security, or Systems and Networking Security Architecture, and Protect and Defend (PR) Identity Management.

Objective

The ITeam CTF is a 3 day competition where teams get together to solve challenges related to cybersecurity for points. Challenge categories include, Digital Forensics, OSINT (Open Source intelligence), Reverse Engineering, Network Exploitation, Web hacking, and Cryptography. To complete a challenge competitors must use problem solving skills to find a string of text called a flag and submit it through the website for points. The team that has the most points at the end of the challenge time is the winner. Challenges are designed to help beginners to learn and develop skills used by information security professionals while also developing general teamwork and problem solving skills.

Courses

Security, CyberSecurity EH, CyberForensics, Linux, Network, Computer Programming 1, Web Development 1, Database Development

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Project Submissions

Advanced: Prior Submission

Project submissions may include any a student has worked on throughout the 2021-2022 school year. This may include class assignments, personal projects, or otherwise. Content, however, must fit within school- and age-appropriate standards equal to those required by school guidelines.

Submissions are due January 28th, 2022.

Landing Page Design (Individual)
Scope

This event will assess a team’s proficiency as front-end web developers and UX/UI designers.

Objective

Contestants will code a landing page for a business using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, or any client-side scripting language. Contestants will utilize a chosen free, online web design platform to clearly layout a corporate identity and design a website landing page. Templates, Weebly, Google Sites, WordPress are allowed. Teams will be given the same media assets that can be modified to build the landing page. Entries will also be judged on usability and cross-browser compatibility. Submissions must be published online. Only a URL is submitted for judging.

Design Problem

Create a landing page for a Freelance web developer (Students are encouraged to make a portfolio for themselves). Not all content needs to be original. Document non-original content using an HTML or CSS comment. Observe Copyright Rules.
Any images in the download are licensed for the ITeam USA 2022 Contest and can be used. Download Link- Any images, templates, or videos can be used in the landing page project. Original images or content is also allowed.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_f2jGHkELvv1w00JLDHSzRj97z1iwdHs?usp=sharing

Required elements:

1. Headline that grabs the visitors attention
2. Relevant image that is relevant to your audience
3. Form that sits above the fold to capture visitors’ information
4. Call To Action that is action-oriented and compelling (ex: Hire me today!)
5. Copy and description that informs and entices your visitor to complete your form (Google Form is recommended)

Courses

Digital Graphic Arts, Mobile Development, Computer Programming 1, 2, 3, Web Dev 1, 2, HTML5, Database Development, Python 1,2, Marketing, Digital Media 1, 2

3D Modeling & Visualization (Team 1-3)
Scope

The contest will assess students in the areas of 3D modeling, visualization, animation, and environment planning.

Objective

Contestants must produce high quality images and animation of or around a subject using 3Dcomputerized imaging. Students are evaluated on their technical knowledge, production skills and creative abilities – including visual development and storyboarding. Specific criteria will be based on the demonstration of competency in particular elements of design. Entries must contain a YouTube link to a 1080p video moving around the 3D subject, as well as a showcase weblink (i.e. Sketchfab and TinkerCAD) with the ability to download .glb, gITF, and/or .obj files. Entries will be judged based on criteria such as functionality, structure, movability, texture, and creativity.

* Competitors may choose to either submit character work or environment development through CAD. Entries will be judged against the similar subjects within their subcategory.

Courses

3D Graphic Arts, Computer Programming 1, Digital Graphic Arts, Web Development 1, 3D Animation 1, 2, Digital Media 1, 2; CAD Architectural Design 1, 2, 3

Digital Photography & Manipulation (Individual)
Scope

The contest will assess overall mastery of digital SLR or mirrorless cameras and compelling subject selection, producing exceptional digital fine art in preparation for the competitive field of advertising and digital marketing.

Objective

Competitors are judged on their accuracy and proficiency with industry software and standards. Layout, environment, and illustration skills are used to deliver vibrant and effective stories through still media.

Courses

Commercial Art 1, 2, 3, Commercial Photography 1, 2, Production Graphics 1, 2, Digital Print Design, Digital Media 1, 2, Marketing

Web UX/UI Design & Development (Team 1-3)
Scope

This event will assess a team’s proficiency in programming, design, and website usability to prepare members for careers as web designers, webmasters, 3D animators, virtual reality specialists, multimedia producers, and graphic artists.

Objective

Contestants will utilize various multimedia tools to clearly layout a 5-page website, utilizing industry-wide programming languages, such as HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, client-side scripting. Teams will implement graphic elements that appropriately and adequately convey an understanding of interface concepts, ideas and relationships with front-end web design. Entries will also be judged on usability, website management, project management and web multimedia.

Courses

Digital Graphic Arts, Mobile Development, Computer Programming 1, 2, 3, Web Dev 1, 2, HTML5, Database Development, Python 1,2, Marketing, Digital Media 1, 2

ITeam Esports Logo Design (Individual)
Courses

The logo design contest centers around principles of advertising branding.

Courses

Contestants will create an esports-themed logo to represent ITeam’s place in the esports space. Contestants will produce a high-quality transparent PNG and illustrator file, as well intellectual property release to use the chosen logo in ITeam advertising and marketing. Entries must be 75% original artwork with templated elements and textures properly cited. Participants will be judged on creativity, accuracy, and industry software proficiency.

Courses

Digital Graphic Arts, Digital Print Design, Web Development 1, Digital Media 1, 2, 3D Graphics, Marketing

Video Game Development (Team 1+)
Scope

This event tests technical knowledge and production skills, including critical thinking, creative problem solving, teamwork, interpersonal and visual communication, artistic design and technical, game development programming.

Objective

Contestants will be required to submit a Game Design Document (GDD), which includes an overview of summary, audience, selling points, inspirational game titles, estimated total playtime, and performance metrics. Participants will also submit code examples that showcase game complexity and quality and, if visual programming is used, screen captures of visual programming diagrams. Lastly, contestants will provide a 1–2-minute screen recording of the game in action. Entries will be graded on the artistic and creative qualities of completed concept artwork, as well as entertainment value to targeted audience.

** A “Fan Favorite” bonus category is available for playable games hosted online (i.e. itch.io) or console-ready.

Courses

Game Development, Computer Programming 1, 2, 3, Web Dev 1, 2, HTML5, Python 1,2, Digital Graphic Arts, Web Development 1, 2, 3D Graphic Arts, Mobile Development

Club Recruiting Commercial (Team 1+)
Scope

The contest will recognize a team’s excellence in commercial cinematography and short film production, assessing development, pre-production, production and post production through writing, producing, directing and editing in a controlled environment.

Objective

The theme of each entry must include all three pillars of ITeam USA and present a story that balances ITeam career pathways with a school’s social activities, such as gaming and esports, used to build their ITeam clubs. Entries will be judged on this criteria along with the quality of camera operation, sound, lighting, editing, and audience engagement. The length of entries should be no less than 30 seconds and no more than 1 minute.

Courses

Digital Graphic Arts, Digital Audio 1, 2, TV Broadcasting 1, 2, Video Production 1, 2, AR/VR, Filmmaking

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* Type n/a for any fields you are unable to fill.
* Students may only choose non-overlapping events. Students who wish to participate in multiple events may only choose non-overlapping events in different categories. Students may not compete in both intermediate and beginner slots of the same event. Please communicate with your students regarding this limitation and annotate the total amount below.
* Advisors must register their students individually by January 28th, 2022. Students must fill out individual registration forms for logistics and liability reasons. Additionally, in many locations, the CDC requires participants to provide name and contact information in the case of a COVID-19 outbreak. You can register each student HERE or through the link provided when your registration is complete.
* Advanced competition submissions may only be those that have been conceptualized and created during the 2021-2022 school year. Advanced candidates are not required to attend the live event but may choose to do both. In this case, advanced contestants are still eligible to compete in their desired slotted events (per slot guidance above). Students may participate in multiple advanced events, but please advise students about the bandwidth, work load, and time commitment that each event will require. Submissions are due January 28th, 2022.
* Parent-signed waivers are required to participate. Please download the below liability release form and instruct students to have their parent or guardian review and sign. You may email scanned copies of the release forms to info@iteamusa.org or bring copies to the event.
* Please enter the total number of students participating in each event.
Location Events (Round 1 & 2):
  • Software Coding
  • Landing Page Design
  • Version Control
  • Network Design
  • Software Testing "QA Bughunt"
  • Hardware Help Desk
  • Data Analytics
  • Cybersecurity "Capture the Flag"
  • Event Broadcast Production
Prior Submission (Advanced):
  • 3D Visualization
  • Digital Photography & Manipulation
  • Web UX/UI Design & Development
  • Club Recruiting Commercial
  • ITeam Esports Logo Design
  • Video Game Development
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