September 14th, 2012
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has launched a new student contest for CTE Month- the CTE Month Promotional Poster Contest. It is seeking student’s best and most creative poster designs promoting CTE Month. The contest is open to all CTE students, secondary and postsecondary, and ACTE will accept submissions until October 19. After that six finalists will be selected and their entries will be posted on ACTE’s Facebook page. Anyone can then vote for his/her favorite for one week. At week’s end, whoever receives the most votes in each category will be the winning poster design.
ACTE is hoping to generate more attention for CTE Month. The winning posters can be used by CTE teachers, CTSO advisors and other CTE Month celebrants to promote CTE Month and social media advocacy week—being held February 11-15. Winners from each category will receive a prize pack including a copy of the Adobe CS6 Suite.
Here is the link to the contest rules on ACTE’s web page: www.acteonline.org/ctemonth.aspx#Challenge
May 14th, 2012
Four aspiring construction professionals will be awarded $400 each to help them attend the SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Mo., June 25-27. To enter, students should submit a brief essay of no more than 200 words explaining their best and most creative uses for LIQUID NAILS Brand adhesives. Entries must be received via email by June 1. To learn more, go to: www.liquidnails.com/news/entry.pdf?entryId=55.
September 15th, 2010
Foster Future Filmmakers: Encourage your CTE students to submit to ACTE’s video PSA contest. Videos should be 29 seconds in length, promote CTE and include the 2011 CTE Month logo. Get all the rules and details on the submission process, including how to upload PSAs to ACTE’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/actecareertech and where to mail a hard copy and required forms, at www.acteonline.org/psacontest.aspx.
PSAs must be uploaded to ACTE’s Facebook page by October 27, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST A broadcast-quality hard copy on DVD and required forms must be mailed to ACTE with a postmark date of October 27, 2010.
June 1st, 2009
The ultimate green challenge is here. State association directors, please ask your advisors to let their students know about an online quiz to find out how “Green” they are. The students with the top scores will be entered into a drawing to win a laptop and green products. The contest prizes are sponsored by Cengage Learning. Go to our Web site at www.skillsusa.org/students/howgreen.shtml to take the quiz.