ISC 2021

ISC 2021


2021 International Student Convention

May 24–27, 2021

Word of Life Florida

13247 Word of Life Drive
Hudson, Florida  34669

ISC 2021 will see several exciting changes! In addition to a new venue, there is a change in format and expanded eligibility for students. Live events will be held May 24-27 at Word of Life in Hudson, Florida. NEW THIS YEAR—52 virtual early entry events will also be available. The virtual events are in addition to the 77 live events still taking place in Florida.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Read below to learn answers to frequently asked questions about ISC 2021.

General Questions

The registration button at the top of this page will take you to the Convention registration program. After logging into the program, you will be given the options of registering for virtual competitions and live competitions. Registration and housing assignments are not confirmed until schools have paid the registration fee. For a step-by-step registration guide, view the Convention registration tutorials.

Fees will depend on the options you select during registration. See the options and fees below.

VIRTUAL ONLY

$150 – School Registration Fee

$100 – Contestant Fee

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

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

$340 – Student/Sponsor/Guest Fee

VIRTUAL and OFF-CAMPUS COMBINATION

$10/person – School Registration Fee (Maximum $300/school)

$215 – Student/Sponsor Fee

$10 – Guest Fee

Since ISC will be held at a Christian camp, housing will be limited. School sponsors should prepare to have male and female students split on opposite sides of the camp. Cabin accommodations will include bunk beds, air conditioning, a closet for hanging dress clothes, and bathrooms with toilets, showers, and sinks. All attendees should bring bedding, such as pillows, sheets, blankets, or a sleeping bag, and towels. Family housing will not be available. Families with children under the age 13 will need to stay at a motel off-site.

Due to the overwhelming response for ISC this year, those staying off-campus will NOT be able to purchase meals at Word of Life.

Due to limited space, there will be no receptions this year. (This includes Men With a Mission and Ladies With a Mission.) A tent will house the Student Program booths.

We will be practicing social distancing and frequent use of sanitizers. Masks may be worn when social distancing is not possible.

Competition-Related Questions

In addition to the regular qualification guidelines for ISC attendance, eligibility to compete has been expanded. Students who meet the criteria for one of the categories below are eligible to compete virtually or live for ISC 2021.

  • Students who qualify at a 2021 Regional Student Convention may compete in ISC 2021.
  • Students may compete in ISC if their 2021 RSC is canceled.
  • Students may compete in ISC if they attend a virtual 2021 RSC.
  • Students may compete if they placed first through sixth at an RSC between ISC May 2019 and ISC May 2021.
  • Qualifying students may compete at ISC 2021 if they turn 13 by December 31, 2020, and are under the age of 20 by the same date.
  • Seniors under the age of 20 who graduated in 2020 may compete at ISC 2021.

Below is a list of live events that will take place in Hudson, Florida. 

ACADEMICS

  • GENERAL
    • 201 Bible Memory*
    • 202 Checkers**
    • 203 Chess**
    • 204 Spelling
  • TEAM
    • 216 PACE Bowl**
    • 217 Bible Bowl
  • CHRISTIAN SERVICE
    • 236 Consecutive Word Count*

ARTS

  • 301 Oil
  • 302 Watercolor
  • 303 Acrylics
  • 304 Sketching
  • 305 Pen and Ink
  • 306 Colored Pencils
  • 307 Pastels
  • 308 Woodworking (Wood Construction)
  • 309 Woodworking (Wood Turning)
  • 310 Woodworking (Woodcarving)
  • 311 Woodworking (Marquetry)
  • 312 Sculpture
  • 313 Metalworking*
  • 314 Scrapbooking
  • 315 Pennant Design

NEEDLE/THREAD

  • 350 Coordinates
  • 351 Dresses
  • 352 Formals*
  • 353 Coats/Suits*
  • 355 Counted Cross-Stitch
  • 356 Embroidery
  • 359 Crochet
  • 360 Knitting*
  • 361 Quilts
  • 362 Afghans*

ATHLETICS (Male)

  • OTHER
    • 424 Soccer Kick
    • 426 Physical Fitness
    • 427 Basketball**
    • 428 Table Tennis (Singles)**
    • 431 Tennis (Singles)**
  • ARCHERY
    • 436 Unlimited Free Style
    • 437 Limited Free Style
    • 438 Bare Compound Bow
    • 439 Traditional Instinctive

ATHLETICS (Female)

  • OTHER
    • 450 Table Tennis (Singles)**
    • 451 Volleyball**
    • 454 Tennis (Singles)**
  • ARCHERY
    • 445 Unlimited Free Style
    • 446 Limited Free Style
    • 447 Bare Compound Bow
    • 448 Traditional Instinctive

MUSIC

  • VOCAL
    • 501 Male Solo
    • 502 Female Solo
    • 503 Male Duet
    • 504 Female Duet
    • 505 Mixed Duet
  • INSTRUMENTAL
    • 520 Solo—Piano (Male)
    • 521 Solo—Piano (Female)
    • 523 Solo—Woodwind
    • 524 Solo—String (Plucked)
    • 525 Solo—String (Bowed)
    • 526 Solo—Brass
    • 527 Solo—Miscellaneous
    • 530 Duet—Piano
    • 531 Instrumental Duet

PLATFORM (Speech/Drama)

  • 602 Oratory (Male-Female)
  • 603 Dramatic Monologue (Female)*
  • 604 Expressive Reading (Male)
  • 605 Expressive Reading (Female)
  • 606 Famous Speech (Male)
  • 607 Poetry Recitation (Male)
  • 608 Poetry Recitation (Female)
  • 609 Preaching (Male) ages 13-15*
  • 610 Preaching (Male) ages 16 and up*
  • 618 Dramatic Dialogue (Male-Female)
  • 619 Clown Act (Male-Female)
  • 621 Illustrated Storytelling (Male)
  • 622 Illustrated Storytelling (Female)
  • 624 Ventriloquism (Male-Female)*
  • 626 Interpretation for Deaf (Male-Female)*

*ISC Open Competition
**Elimination Event

Below is a list of virtual events that students can enter. For more information about entering these events, visit the virtual registration page.

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

All awards for virtual events will be announced and awarded at ISC. Medals will be mailed to schools for students who are not present.

Yes, virtual command performances will be shown at ISC.

Yes, participants attending ISC can also submit virtual entries. Registration is due by April 16. Entries are due May 5. Instructions must be followed and deadlines met in order for virtual events to be judged.