On Saturday May 4th, the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society, MITES, (www.mites.cc) held its annual regional competition. This was my 20th year as a judge for the Mechanical Drawing category. This category is broken down into 20 sub-categories with possible entries from 5 separate skill levels. The projects range from hand drawn detail and assembly drawings to photorealistic CAD renderings. This year’s regional had over 200 entries from several schools in South East Michigan. The 1st through 4th place entries go onto the State competition which will be held on May 9th.