Audio/Radio Production




This contest is open to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Audio/Radio Production programs. Teams of two students will produce (plan, write, voice, record, edit, render, etc.) a 5-minute radio production such as a PSA, NPR-style soundscape, sound rich/NPR style news story, sound & interview only news story, etc. A :30 Second Ad Spot will also be produced and inserted into the production. The completed production requires students to demonstrate their ability to plan a project that meets a specific prompt & run time; gather, edit and mix a variety of audio sources; and finally, render the completed project to a specified audio file. Contest entrants are required to submit an individually personalized resume. A short written test on Audio/Radio knowledge and Team Interview will be given at the State level.

Important Notes for SkillsUSA CA Contestants


Please read the guidelines below for the State competition and review the SkillsUSA requirements for student resumes.  SkillsUSA Official Contest Dress is required and will be checked, during the mandatory orientation meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019, which commences fifteen minutes after the SkillsUSA CA Opening Ceremonies where all teams will sign in, instructions will be given and the prompts will be provided for this live on- site contest.  Advisors are welcome to attend the orientation meeting. Audio/Radio Production Teams are required to attend a mandatory session on Friday, April 26, 2019 starting at 11:00am for teams to take their exams followed by Team Interviews, beginning at 11:30am.

At the SkillsUSA CA State Conference for 2019, all student teams for this contest will be required to complete all requirements at the convention site. All footage and audio must be acquired after the contest has begun and must be produced and edited within the allotted time and areas specified by the field assignment and contests coordinator.



All winners of the competition at the State level will be required to review and follow all National SkillsUSA contest rules and standards.




Contest Guidelines - State 2019


Contest Considerations - State 2019

Contest Scoresheet

Contest Example Forms