MCEF’s Building Futures Construction Competition invites Mississippi career and technical programs involved in construction and manufacturing trades in grades 9-12 to build projects of their choice using wood or metal. Judging of completed projects will take place March 8, 2023, during the final day of the MCEF SkillsUSA State Competition at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson.
Your imagination is the limit. Projects must be entered in one of the two categories – wood or metal – and must be specified at time of registration. Teams will have approximately five months to build their projects and plan for the transportation of their projects to the Mississippi Trade Mart for judging. Each career and technical program will be allowed only one entry (one team), per category. (Teams may enter one wood project AND one metal project OR they may enter one or the other).
Excellence pays. The top teams in the two categories will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize for their program. (new equipment, program T-shirts, pizza party, etc.) Teams may also advertise and sell their projects at the MCEF SkillsUSA State Competition in order to earn their program even more money for their hard work.
You’re the star of this show! MCEF will promote all competing teams and their projects on our social media platforms to build excitement about the Building Futures Construction Competition — and to showcase the talents of career tech students throughout Mississippi.
MCEF, with the help of all involved in the Building Futures Construction Competition, wants to show Mississippi how career and technical education is preparing students for successful futures, so we encourage you to be creative. The sky is the limit. #CICM2022
Entrants must email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, January 20, 2023 with the completed "Intent to Compete" form. This form must be completed at it's entirety or it will be sent back. Intent to Compete forms may also be mailed to: MCEF
attn: Building Competition
5165 Old Brandon Rd.
Pearl, MS 39208.
Click here for the Intent to Compete Form
Please type “Construction Competition” in the subject line of the email.
Projects must be brought to the MCEF SkillsUSA competition by team members and removed during the times allotted below with no exceptions. Projects will be displayed in the west bay of the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS)
All projects not removed by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 will become the property of Trade Mart.
Teams may contact their MCEF area director for questions and clarifications on projects.
The winning entries will be announced and prizes will be presented at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, during the MCEF SkillsUSA State Competition at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson.
$1,000 cash to the CTE program of the winning team from each category (wood and metal) to be used as desired.