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How Contestants Are Judged

The Mason Contractors Association of America provides judges for the competition. Contestants must be able to demonstrate skills appropriate for the level in which they are competing.

Each contestant's project must be completed within the three hour time allotment. No work may continue past three hour time limit, and no continuances will be granted for any reason.

Each contestant must wear a "Masonry Skills Challenge" shirt, khaki work pants, work shoes or boots, and abide by proper safety methods, including wearing safety glasses or goggles when making cuts, during competition.

No contestant is allowed to consult with anyone during competition, including instructors, other competitors, and judges. All the information needed to complete the project is provided within the project drawing.

Each contestant will be judged on the following criteria for a total of 200 possible points:

  • Plumb (0-30)
  • Manipulation (0-20)
  • Level (0-30)
  • Tooling and neatness (0-10)
  • Square and range (0-20)
  • Full joints (0-20)
  • Measurements (0-20)
  • Aesthetics (0-10)
  • Correct design (0-20)
  • Production (0-20)

Awards are presented to the top three apprentices in each skill level.

“The MCAA is always a great resource for information.”

Travis Frantz
United Masonry Incorporated
MCAA member since 2006

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