2024 BXTN High School Construction Trades Competition

Building the Future Together

The 2024 BXTN High School Construction Trades Competition is set to take place on Thursday, November 14, 2024, at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, TN from 8:30 am to 4:30pm. This annual event, organized by the Builders Exchange of Tennessee (BXTN), is a celebration of the skills and talents of high school students from across East Tennessee, who will compete in Carpentry, Plumbing, and Electrical trades.

A Platform for Young Talent

The competition provides a platform for young aspiring tradespeople to showcase their abilities, gain recognition, and inspire others to pursue careers in the construction industry. This year's event will feature two categories of competition. The School Team division will see students representing their schools across all three trades, while the Open division will bring together teams from various schools, reflecting real-world collaboration and competition scenarios.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Supporting this event through sponsorship is a fantastic way to invest in the future of the construction industry. Sponsorships not only help us create an unforgettable experience for the students but also provide your organization with excellent visibility and the opportunity to connect with the next generation of skilled tradespeople. Various sponsorship levels and benefits are available to suit your needs.

Volunteer and Make a Difference

Volunteers are essential to the success of the competition. We need enthusiastic individuals to assist with setup the day before the event, as well as check-in, event operations, breakdown, and cleanup on the day of the event. Your time and effort will significantly contribute to creating a smooth and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Join Our Panel of Judges

We are also seeking professionals to join our panel of judges. If you have expertise in Electrical, Plumbing, or Carpentry, your insights will be invaluable in evaluating the students' work and providing constructive feedback. Judging this competition is a rewarding opportunity to directly impact the education and growth of young tradespeople.

Attend the Event

We invite you to attend the competition and witness firsthand the talent and dedication of these young individuals. Your presence will show support for the participants and the future of the construction industry.

How to Get Involved

We invite you to be a part of this exciting event in one or more of the following ways:

  • Sponsor the Event: Your financial support helps us provide necessary resources and rewards for the participants.

  • Volunteer: Help us with setup, operations, and cleanup to ensure the event runs smoothly.

  • Judge: Share your expertise by evaluating the competitors in Electrical, Plumbing, or Carpentry.

  • Attend: Come and support the students as they showcase their skills.

To sign up for any of these opportunities or to get more information, please click here.


The 2024 BXTN High School Construction Trades Competition is more than just a competition; it’s an opportunity to build the future of the construction industry by investing in and inspiring the next generation. Your involvement, whether as a sponsor, volunteer, judge, or attendee, is crucial to the success of this event and the development of these talented students. Join us in making this year’s competition an unforgettable experience.

We look forward to your participation!