Important Information

LEAP Response, Report, and Interview WILL NOT be judged during State Conference

ALL Pre-submissions due by April 1st, 2020

TSA State and National Dues must be paid in order to participate

Conference Theme: Inspire a Shared Vision


2020 State Conference

Location: Marriott Griffin Gate Resort - Lexington, KY

State Conference Minimum Dress Code Poster - NEW

National Anthem Auditions - This year, Kentucky TSA is looking for a member to sing and/or play the national anthem at the opening conference kick off event during the State Conference. Video submissions will be open through March 1st. We will notify applicants of our selection for performer and alternate by March 8th. Please email submissions to Mark Harrell - In your email, please include your full name, video link to online video of your national anthem audition, the name of your high school, and chapter advisor. 

Important Dates:

Registration Opens:

  • March 6th, 2020

Hotel Room Deadline:

  • March 24th, 2020

Late Registration Begins:

  • March 24th, 2020

Registration Closes: 

  • March 27th, 2020

Conference Dates: 

  • April 13-15, 2020 

Important Information

State Conference Registration


​​Student Registration - $80

Advisor Registration - $130

($50 discount if coordinating at least one event)

Chaperone Registration - $80

Hotel Information


Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY


Room Rate $119 

Hotel Map

Voting Delegates


 Voting Delegates per chapter 

​​Voting Delegates are required to attend the voting delegate session

Must have voting delegate ribbon to vote for​​ officers and bylaw amendments

Ribbons Request


Submit 1 form per chapter

Bylaw Addition/Amendments


 Deadline February 13th, 2020 .

KYTSA VEX Robotics Competition


Deadline April 7th, 2020

Student Forms

Forms below must be completed by EVERY student attending State Conference

Competition Information

State Specific Competition Info

Information supercedes national's event guide for state conference. If an event is not listed it will run exactly as the national guide book states. ALL pre-submissions due by April 1st, 2020.

MS State Competition Modifications

HS State Competition Modifications

Competition Updates

Themes and Problems

Semi Finalists

All Semi Finalists will be posted here as they are announced. They will also be posted in the KYTSA App.

General Rules

Each student is allowed to compete in up to 6 events at state conference

ALL competitions that involve the use of a pencil MUST be provided by participant


For all entries that require documentation materials (comprising a “portfolio”) secured in a clear front report cover.


Coming soon

  • HS Competitive Events Agenda
  • MS Competitive Events Agenda
  • Conference Kick Off Agenda
  • Voting Delegates Agenda
  • Awards Ceremony Agenda

Files coming soon.

Scholarships & Special Awards

KYTSA Student Scholarship ​Deadline March 15th

The Kentucky Technology Student Association is pleased to announce the availability of two “Kentucky Technology Student Association Distinguished Leaders Scholarships” in the amount of $500 each for an undergraduate student majoring in either Engineering Teacher Education or a technical or engineering field of study. 

EKU KYTSA Scholarship  Deadline March 15th

Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Applied Engineering and Technology is pleased to announce the availability of the “KYTSA EKU Engineering & Technology Scholarship” in the amount of $1,000 for an undergraduate student enrolling in EKU's College of Business and Technology’s Department of Applied Engineering & Technology.

​VEX Robotics

A special thanks to our partners at Bluegrass Educational Technologies LLC for providing VEX Bucks to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and the Excellence Award!! See Bluegrass Ed. Tech website for all your engineering and engineering technology program needs:​

Certiport Exam Vouchers

High School​ Awards

  • ​Top 3 CAD Engineering each receive a testing voucher for Autodesk​
  • Top 3 CAD Architecture each receive a testing voucher for Autodesk
  • Top 3 Promotional Design each receive a testing voucher for Adobe
  • Top 3 Photographic Technology each receive a testing voucher for Adobe
  • Top 3 Digital Video Production each team receives 1 testing voucher for Adobe

​​​​​Sullivan College of Tech. & Design

 High School Competitions

  • Coding
  • CAD Architecture
  • CAD Engineering
  • Webmaster

Scholarships are awarded as follows

  • First Place: $12,000
  • Second Place: $8,000
  • Third Place: $4,000

Chief Architect Software

 Top three places in the following events will receive a free student edition of Chief Architect 3D Residential Design Software. ($95 Value!)

  • ​​High School
    • ​​CAD Architecture
    • Architectural Design
  • ​Middle School​
    • Construction Challenge​
    • Off The Grid

2020 KYTSA Service Project

Save your coins!

This year we are asking each middle and high school TSA Chapter to collect coins for the Special Olympics of Kentucky. We will collect the each chapter's donation during registration at state conference. The middle and high school chapter who donates the most coins by weight will each win a 3d printer! 

Save your coins for a great cause and potentially win a 3d printer! 


2020 Keynote Speaker


Buddy Berry - Superintendent Eminence Ind. Schools

Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently in it's seventh full year of implementation and is seeing dramatic results. Dr. Berry is in his 10th year as Superintendent of Eminence Independent Schools and his team’s success has allowed him to be invited to the White House twice, the first as one of the 100 top school Superintendents in America at their only National Connected Superintendents Summit. Dr. Berry’s work and school district has also been the focus of numerous media and news stories recently released by Edutopia (George Lucas Films) for several recently released videos. Most importantly, Buddy is married to the amazing Jessica Berry and the father of four, Brooke, Blaze, Bryce, and Brax. 

KYTSA State Conference Sponsors