2022 International Student Convention


May 21-26
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Precious few experiences will influence your students for their entire lifetime. International Student Convention represents one experience that can make that bold promise. Please review Student Convention Guidelines for more information, or call 615-612-5200.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Registration/Participation fees will vary depending on the options you select during registration. See the options and fees below:

VIRTUAL ONLY

$30/person – School Registration Fee (Maximum $300/School)
$100 – Contestant Fee

VIRTUAL AND ON-CAMPUS COMBINATION (includes housing and meals)

$30/person – School Registration Fee (Maximum $300/School)
$350 – Student/Sponsor/Guest Fee

VIRTUAL AND OFF-CAMPUS COMBINATION (no housing or meals included)

$30/person – School Registration Fee (Maximum $300/School)
$200 – Student/Sponsor Fee
$30 – Guest Fee

NOTE: Due to increased security measures, it will be necessary for ALL persons seeking admittance into any on-campus building to be registered. This applies to students, sponsors, and guests. All guests will be required to be registered – prior to arriving at ISC – with the school with which they are attending ISC.

REGISTRATION
PREREGISTRATION

Preregistration packets must be postmarked by April 29, 2022

REGISTRATION MAILING AND SHIPPING ADDRESSES

Please send all registration information by email to studentconventions@aceministries.com or to either of the following addresses:

Mailing Address
A.C.E.
Attn: ISC
P.O. Box 2707
Hendersonville, TN 37077-2707

Shipping Address
A.C.E.
Attn: ISC
130 Maple Drive North
Hendersonville, TN 37075

If a receiving phone number for the shipping address is required, please use 615-612-5200

ON-SITE REGISTRATION MAY 21

On-site registration is from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. There will be NO LATE REGISTRATION

Please be reminded that the U.S. Embassy is not yet accepting new visa applicants as of the moment. Delegates who are planning to go and attend the International Student Convention 2022 in person should already have an approved and active U.S. visa. School of Tomorrow®, Philippines will not arrange a group delegation for this year’s ISC. If you need assistance, you may email us at schoolserve@schooloftomorrow.ph or call us at (02)88229663 locals 116, 154, and 207.

DRESS CHECK

There will be a mandatory dress check for all participants at registration. Come to IUP in appropriate Student Convention dress and with proper haircuts on registration day. Schools may not register unless all of the sponsors and students meet at least the nonrally dress code. See the Student Convention Guidelines for specific details.

CAMPUS INFORMATION
NO EARLY ARRIVALS/THURSDAY NIGHT STAY OVERS

Indiana University of Pennsylvania cannot accommodate any early arrivals (May 20) or Thursday night stay overs (May 26).

SHIPPING AND MAILING ADDRESS

If it is necessary for you to ship something to the Convention, please clearly address USPS, UPS®, or FedEx® correspondence or packages as follows:

Name of Participant
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Attention: Conferences (KCAC)
1011 South Drive
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705

If a receiving phone number is required, please use 724-357-5222.

KEY DEPOSIT

There will be a $15 key deposit.

WEATHER

Average temperatures in May for the Indiana, Pennsylvania, area range from overnight lows in the 40s (4ºC) to daytime highs in the mid-70s (24ºC).

CHECKOUT

All those staying on campus must check out of the residence halls before the Awards Ceremony (Thursday, May 26, 8:30 a.m.). The last meal provided by the University will be breakfast on Thursday, May 26.

TRANSPORTATION

Participants must make all arrangements for transportation to and from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Be sure your ENTIRE transportation arrangements are confirmed before departing from home. IUP does not provide shuttle service within campus during ISC. Thus, transportation on and off campus is the responsibility of the schools/families.

Air Travel: Most major airlines serve the Pittsburgh International Airport. IUP is located in Indiana, Pennsylvania, which is 75 miles east, about a 1.5-hour drive from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Public Transportation: Greyhound Lines, Inc. provides service to Indiana, Pennsylvania

HOUSING AND MEALS
GUESTS

Guests 13 years of age and older may register with a school and stay in the residence halls. Men will stay in the boys’ residence hall and ladies in the girls’ residence halls. Fees are the same as for contestants and sponsors.(CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE MAY NOT STAY IN RESIDENCE HALLS.)

NEW SECURITY POLICY

ISC Passports are now required for all individuals to enter ISC events and rallies. Please register guests with your school’s preregistration. Any unregistered guests must go to Master Control upon arrival on campus to register with their school and receive a passport. Children under the age of six are not allowed in competition rooms.

ON-CAMPUS MEALS

Individuals staying off campus may eat meals in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania dining facilities for the following prices:

Breakfast $ 7
Lunch 8
Dinner 10

CHECKOUT

All those staying on campus must check out of the residence halls before the Awards Ceremony (Thursday, May 26, 8:30 a.m.). The last meal provided by the University will be breakfast on Thursday, May 26.

GUIDELINES AND FORMS

STUDENT CONVENTION GUIDELINES Current Student Convention Guidelines may be viewed here.

SPONSOR FORMS (CF5)

If you have a student who will have a sponsor from another school, a copy of that school’s completed Sponsor Registration Form (CF5), with the appropriate signature, must be included in your registration packet. (Forms are available in the Forms section of the Guidelines.)

STUDENT CONVENTION SCREENING FORM (CF16)

ALL schools must annually complete a Student Convention Screening Form (CF16) for conventions. (Forms are available in the Forms section of the Guidelines.)

ANNOUNCEMENTS
EXHIBIT ENTRIES

Exhibits staff will be available to accept submitted entries in the Zink lobby between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.–10 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. You MUST check in your exhibits on Saturday!

JUDGES NEEDED

International Student Convention is looking for qualified staff to assist in judging various areas of competition at this year’s Convention. If you have training, experience, or other qualifications in a particular field and would be willing to assist as a paid judge in this vital area of Convention, please email the Student Convention Office at studentconventions@aceministries.com or call 615-612-5200.

JUDGES’ MEETING

There will be a mandatory meeting for all judges on Sunday morning immediately following the worship service in the KCAC Arena.

SUNDAY 10 A.M.

Attendance is strongly encouraged at the Sunday morning orientation and worship service. Rest, practice, and becoming acquainted with the location of buildings and competition rooms are encouraged after the service

AWARDS CEREMONY

Out of respect for each winner, plan to attend the entire Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony should conclude around 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. Schools will not be able to receive their packets unless they stay until the end of the Convention. Please make travel arrangements accordingly

ATHLETIC INFORMATION

Basketball and Volleyball: Competition will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday. No practice courts will be available before competition. Male competitors in athletic events must wear loose-fitting, full-length sweat pants, warm-up pants, trousers, or knee-length hemmed shorts. Male students may not wear shorts outside of athletic competition areas. Please wear long warm-ups or pants over shorts while going to and from competition.

OPEN COMPETITION AT ISC

Please note that no Regional Convention qualification is required for the following “official” events. (Students are encouraged to participate in these events at Regional Student Convention; however, it is not a requirement to qualify for International Student Convention.)

NOTE: These events count toward the total number of school and individual entries submitted/entered. (Total combined number of performance and nonperformance events must not exceed twelve.) Only six entries from each school, except for Soulwinning, Golden Apple, Golden Lamb, Golden Harp, Christian Soldier, Christian Worker, and Consecutive Word Count.

• Bible Memory (#201)
• Website Design (#223)
• PowerPoint® Presentation-Linear (#224)
• PowerPoint®-Nonlinear (#225)
• Soulwinning (#230)
• Golden Apple (#231)
• Golden Lamb (#232)
• Golden Harp (#233)
• Christian Soldier (#234)
• Christian Worker (#235)
• Consecutive Word Count (#236)
• Metalworking (#313)
• Scrapbooking (#314)
• Pennant Design (#315)
• Formals (#352)
• Coats/Suits (#353)

• Knitting (#360)
• Afghans (#362)
• Color Guard (#461)
• Flag Corps (#462)
• Music Composition (#550)
• Music Arranging (#551)
• Dramatic Monologue (#603)
• Preaching—ages 13-15 (#609)
• Preaching—ages 16 and up (#610)
• Ventriloquism (#624)
• Interpretation for the Deaf (#626)
• Radio Program (#627)
• Scripture Video (#628)
• Group Bible Speaking (#629)
• A.C.E. Character Trait Video (#630)

GAME ZONE EVENTS FOR 2022

This year’s International Student Convention will feature a host of outdoor “Game Zone” events. These events are open to ALL participants attending International Student Convention and do not require Regional Convention qualification or preregistration.

All Game Zone event participants must conform to the dress and appearance guidelines for similar event categories.

No official events will be rescheduled due to conflicts with Game Zone. All Student Convention Guidelines will apply for Game Zone events.

Virtual Competitions

Below is a list of virtual early entry events that students can enter. Participants can enter both virtual and live events, but it is not required. The registration deadline for virtual events is April 15.

ACADEMICS

• GENERAL
210 Science Exhibit – Collection
211 Science Exhibit – Research
212 Science Exhibit – Engineering
213 Science Exhibit – Theoretical
214 Social Studies – Collection
215 Social Studies – Research

• CREATIVE COMPOSITION
220 Essay Writing
221 Poetry Writing
222 Short Story Writing

• COMPUTER PROGRAMS
223 Website Design*
224 Linear PowerPoint®*
225 Nonlinear PowerPoint®*

• CHRISTIAN SERVICE
230 Soulwinning Award*
231 Golden Apple Award*
232 Golden Lamb Award*
233 Golden Harp Award*
234 Christian Soldier Award*
235 Christian Worker Award*

PHOTOGRAPHY

• MONOCHROMATIC (B/W, Sepia, and Grayscale)
321 Scenic
322 Still Life
323 Plants and Animals
325 Character Trait Picture

• COLOR
331 Scenic
332 Still Life
334 Special Effects
335 Character Trait Picture
336 Animals
337 Plants
340 Computer Photo Enhancement

COLOR GUARD/FLAG CORPS

461 Color Guard (Male)*
462 Flag Corps (Female)*

MUSIC

• VOCAL
506 Male Trio
507 Female Trio
508 Mixed Trio
509 Male Quartet
510 Female Quartet
511 Mixed Quartet
512 Small Ensemble (5-15)
513 Large Ensemble (16 and up)

• INSTRUMENTAL
532 Instrumental Trio
541 Instrumental Quartet
542 Small Instrumental Ensemble (5-10)
543 Large Instrumental Ensemble (11 and up)
544 Handbell/Hand Chime Choir
550 Music Composition (Nonperformance)*
551 Music Arranging (Nonperformance)*

PLATFORM (Speech/Drama)

620 One-Act Play 623 Puppets (Male-Female) 627 Radio Program (Nonperformance)* 628 Scripture Video (Nonperformance)* 629 Group Bible Speaking 630 A.C.E. Character Trait Video (Nonperformance)*

*ISC Open Competition

Competition Updates
Deadline Reminders

• Register for ISC Virtual by April 15.
• Apply for the 24/7 Squad by April 22.
• Submit BLESS donations by May 1.
• Upload all ISC early entries to the online portal by May 4.
• Register staff, students, and guests for ISC Live by May 4.