UPDATE 8/27/2020 - The NCASA Executive Committee met August 25 and made the following decisions in response to the ongoing pandemic:

Twelve - State Knowledge Competition -  This activity which we planned to present in November has been pushed back to 2021. The committee felt that too many schools would not be able to participate in the fall because students would not be permitted to gather in the building even if they maintained social distancing. We hope to present updated dates by October.

The Quill - State Writing Competition - This activity WILL be presented this November. It will be further modified such that students may participate from home for Regionals and State. The committee will establish updated rules and guidelines and hopes to have these published by the September 8 registration open date:

Additional key dates:

November 2 - Regionals

November 16 - State Finals

Art Showcase - State Visual Art Competition - This activity will move forward this fall as planned. The prompt will be released to all schools on September 15 and students will have more than 4 months to complete and submit their works. All submissions will be due on February 2, 2021. See below for additional information in the Spotlight on Art Showcase.

NCASA feels scholastic activities are essential to the educational process and is fully committed to presenting scholastic activities this school year.


Registration for NCASA Membership in the 2020-2021 school year is now open. All NCASA competitions are free for member schools. To join, simply fill out the online form HERE, then fill out and mail Part II with your payment. The membership fee is $250 per school plus $0.25 per enrolled student. Email Leon Pfeiffer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register an entire LEA and receive a 50% discount.

We are happy to announce that all fall competitions including the state knowledge competition, Twelve, and the state writing competition, The Quill, will be presented virtually. Schools may participate without travel and students may practice and compete while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. 

NCASA is the second-largest school association in North Carolina with 267 member schools in 2020. Join NCASA and find out why.

NCASA presented its tenth Annual Meeting via the Zoom platform on May 19 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Newly elected to the board of directors were the following educators and supporters:

  • Jason Almes
  • Bobby Dixon
  • Kimberly Lloyd
  • Christopher Lowder
  • Evonne Peterson
  • Pauline Reimers

The first annual Metrographics Printing North Carolina Showcase - Celebrating Excellence in Education, will be the largest education celebration in the history of North Carolina - the "Academy Awards" of North Carolina education. Tickets are available now for the May 14 event: www.ncshowcase.org