Skills USA is an organization for students pursuing technical and vocational careers. From Automotive Technology to Cosmetology, they have events for everyone. Skills USA has district, regional, state, and national competitions in many competitions including Advertising Design, my competition. During my senior year in high school, I competed in three advertising design competitions, the first of which was at Oregon High School, the second was at UW Stout, and the third was the long awaited Wisconsin State competition in Madison at the Alliant Energy Center. We arrived early in the morning, different competitions were held at different times, I took the opportunity to get everything ready, opening up my computer and checking that the school had installed the programs I would need. When the time came to compete, we started by taking a written test, and soon moved on to sketching out ideas. I came up with a page or so worth of rough ideas, eventually focusing in on one of them, later assigning color, and typeface. The next day, we arrived for the awards ceremony, and I placed second in Advertising Design, scoring 95% in creativity (See the final product on my Branding page).