The NCASA hosts or sponsors academic competitions that promote intellectual achievement and excellence among the students of North Carolina. In addition to running a variety of key contests, we also encourage students to participate in other state competitions that contribute to our NCASA Scholastic Cup. You can view overviews on this page, or click on an icon to go to that section of our site:
Art Showcase - Overview
The Art Showcase pits artists of different media from different schools in a judged competition that awards both individual and group prizes. Media categories include different types of painting, drawing, and other creative efforts. Students create their artwork at school and enter the competition by submitting digital images of their work. Top students from each category progress to the statewide competition and are evaluated by judges in-person, also with an audience and live exhibition.
More information is on the way and will be released as it becomes available. Read Section XV of the competition rules in our Resources section in the bottom left for specific rules.
Water - it is one of Earth's most abundant and precious resources, and one of few substances that occurs commonly in nature as a solid, liquid, and gas. Incorporate water, in one or more of its many forms, into your creation.
Marketing Flyer - Create a flyer to encourage students at your school to participate in the newest sport: Batball. Since batball isn't a real sport, use your imagination and creativity to help students understand the new sport while encouraging them to try out for the team.
How to prepare and compete
1) Assemble students interested in the competition. Explain the rules and format. Complete rules are in Section XV of the Competition Rules found in the Resources section in the bottom left of this page. Use the practice prompts above or create your own and provide feedback to the students. Register for the competition using the link at the top of the page.
2) On March 4, prompts will be emailed to all participating schools. These may be presented to the students immediately. Students may begin working on their creation.
3) As many students as you want may participate in the competition. Students may create multiple entries in different media. Students may not receive assistance from anyone. All work must be completed at school.
4) Before April 9, the coach will review all submissions and choose the best submission for each media. Only one submission per student may be sent to NCASA. Once submitted to NCASA, works may not be altered.
5) Images of the submissions are sent to NCASA. We will distribute these to judges. We expect to have results back to schools in about one week.
6) The top teams plus the top submissions in each media will be invited to show their work at the William Peace University NC Show Choir Competition in Kannapolis on May 4.
7) Judges (a different set from the Regional) will review works and rate each submission. Scores will be compiled and individual and team winners will be announced in the afternoon.
8) Individual winners will receive trophies. The winning school will receive a trophy. Students from the top three schools will receive medals.
Last Updated (Friday, January 25, 2013 09:21 AM)
Quiz Bowl - Overview
Registration is now closed for the Regional Quiz Bowl Tournaments. These March 16 competitions will be hosted by Elizabeth City MS, Broughton HS, Atkins HS, and Ardrey Kell HS.
Quiz Bowl is an academic competition in which two teams of four students compete head to head using a buzzer system to be the first to answer questions read by a moderator. The fast-paced format tests the combined prowess of the teams to determine the ultimate winner.
Quiz Bowl is presented in cooperation with:
Last Updated (Friday, March 01, 2013 11:13 PM)
The Quill - Overview
The Quill is a writing competition in which teams of three students must create written products given a prompt from each of three or four text types.The Quill is an original competition developed in cooperation with the North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA). The middle school competition is completely aligned with the new Common Core Standards.
Last Updated (Wednesday, August 01, 2012 01:58 PM)
Twelve - Overview
Twelve is a knowledge- based academic competition that challenges teams of students to answer questions covering a variety of subject areas. The high school competition is based primarily on the core curriculum. The middle school competition in based on North Carolina with an emphasis on NC History. Twelve is an original competition developed by the North Carolina Assocation for Scholastic Activities (NCASA).
Twelve teams of twelve students each will tackle twelve topics with twelve questions each. Will your school be one of twelve to compete for the state championship of Twelve?
Last Updated (Thursday, August 30, 2012 08:52 PM)
William Peace University NC Show Choir Competition - Overview
UPDATE: The William Peace University NC Show Choir Competition is Saturday, May 4 at the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center on the campus of AL Brown High School. Tickets are $10 and are good for the entire competition including high schools, middle schools, and the Art Showcase competition. Schedule:
NCASA has changed the name from the NC Glee Club Competition to the NC Show Choir competition but the competition essentials remain the same. Middle school and high school Show Choirs will compete in four to five Regional competitions in early March. The top choirs will advance to the May 4 State Final at the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center. We thank William Peace University for their sponsorship of this competition.
Important Dates for 2012-2013
Last Updated (Monday, April 29, 2013 11:20 AM)