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COMPETITIVE EVENTS PROGRAM
updated 09.23.18


The Competitive Events Program exemplifies the range of activities and focus of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. These events are based on projects developed from the goals of FBLA-PBL and the curricula of business education programs.

The official guidelines for all competitive events are found in the Pennsylvania FBLA Policy/Leadership Handbook published in October 2018.  If there is a discrepancy between the information found below and the information in the Handbook, the information in the Handbook is to be considered the "official" set of guidelines.

You may also print the complete PA FBLA competitive event guidelines by clicking on the event name. The file will be in PDF format, and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print the file.

Click here for a complete list of topics for those events which are identified as needing a topic.
(updated 08.20.18)

Quick Navigation.  Jump to:
1.  Region Leadership Conference (RLC) Education Series
2.  Online Event Entry Forms (for state-only events)
3.  Recognition Programs
4.  PA FBLA Competitive Events Guidelines ***(alphabetical list)


Competitive Events Table of Contents
Competitive Event Eligibility Guidelines
Eligibility Guidelines
SLC Attendance Guidelines
SLC Membership Incentive Plans A-B-C-D
RLC-SLC Tiebreakers
Format Guide


RLC Test Planning Form
---------->form to use to identify how many students from your chapter may compete at the RLC
Choosing Your Competitive Event Flowchart (a guide for students)

Competitive Events Brochure

 



List of Region Advisers and Officers

Region Education Series
RLC Information #00 -- Introduction to Region Series/Important Dates/Region Adviser Directory
RLC Information #01
-- What is a PA FBLA Region?
RLC Information #02 -- The Competitive Events Big Picture
--------------->Important RLC Competitive Events Dates
RLC Information #03 -- What are the Competitive Events (Individual)
RLC Information #04 -- What are the Competitive Events (team or possibly individual)
RLC Information #05 -- What are the Competitive Events (school-site)
--------------->RLC School-site Test Reservation Form with School-site Test Administrators
RLC Information #06 -- What are the Competitive Events (performance)
--------------->RLC Worksheet for Scheduling Competitive Events
RLC Information #07 -- What are the Competitive Events (state-only)
RLC Information #08 -- Competitive Events Resources
RLC Information #09 -- RLC Registration Opens November 09 -- How do I register?
--------------->RLC Online Registration Procedures/Step-by-Step Instructions
RLC Information #10 -- Taking a Sample Online Test
RLC Information #11 -- What are the National-only Competitive Events?

 



Online Event Entry Forms--State-only Competitive Events
Deadline:  December 6, 2018 -- no later than 11:59 pm
Click here for a list of 2018-2019 topics.

------------------------->3D Animation (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->American Enterprise Project (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Business Financial Plan (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Business Plan (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Community Service Project (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Coding and Programming (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Computer Game and Simulation Programming (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Digital Video Production (must be uploaded to YouTube)
------------------------->E-business (must be live on the Internet)
------------------------->Electronic Career Portfolio (must be live on the Internet)
------------------------->Mobile Application Development (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Partnership with Business Project (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Public Service Announcement (must be uploaded digitally)
------------------------->Website Design
(must be live on the Internet)
-------------->Statement of Assurance

 



Recognition Programs
(click the following links for information on the recognition programs available through Pennsylvania FBLA that are outside the competitive events program)
01.  Business Partnership of the Year (updated 09.23.18)
---------->Business Partnership of the Year Online Entry Form
02.  Business Person of the Year
(updated 09.23.18)
---------->Business Person of the Year Online Entry Form
03.  Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit
(updated 09.23.18)
---------->2018-19 Outstanding Chapter Criteria (complete)
---------->2018-19 Outstanding Chapter Online Submission Forms
04.  Largest Local Chapter Membership (automatically determined by the state office)
(updated 09.23.18)
05.  Largest Percentage Increase in Local Chapter Membership (automatically determined by the state office)
(updated 09.23.18)
06.  Local Market Share Award
(updated 09.23.18)
---------->click here for the state entry form (this is an online form)
---------->click here for the national entry form (this is an online form)
07.  Outstanding Adviser Award
(updated 09.23.18)
---------->2018-19 Outstanding Adviser Criteria (complete)
08.  Keystone Leadership Award
---------->2018-19 Keystone Leadership Award Event Entry Form (this is an online form)
09.  Big 33 Community Service Program
---------->2018-19 Big 33 Community Service Award Online Submission Form (this is an online form)
10.  National Business Honor Society
11.  National Business Achievement Awards
---------->Business Achievement Awards Submission Site
12.  National Community Service Awards
---------->National Community Service Awards Submission Site
13.  National Super Sweeps Awards
---------->Super Sweeps Submission Site
14.  National Non-stop November Awards
---------->Non-stop November Submission Site
15.  National Action Awareness Awards
---------->Action Awareness Submission Site
16.  National Outstanding Chapter Recognition
17.  William Selden Scholarships
---------->2018-19 Who's Who Criteria (complete)

 



Event Descriptions and Guidelines
3D Animation (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of basic skills and procedures and the ability to make intelligent business decisions.  The video should be no more than three minutes, and copyright issues should be addressed in the credits of the film.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions:  Maximum of two entries per chapter; team of 1, 2, or 3 members per chapter; one member may repeat if participating as a part of a team of 2-3 in the prior year
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event)
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two teams per chapter; must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline. Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
Statement of Assurance -- required for this event
Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.


NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Business Management and Administration; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/3-d-animation/
 


Accounting I (updated 09.23.18)
The accurate keeping of financial records is an ongoing activity in all types of businesses. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of and skill in basic accounting principles and procedures.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: Must not have had more than two semesters (or one semester in a block scheduling program) of high school accounting instruction
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Computation, Economics and Personal Finance
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/accounting-i/
 


Accounting II (updated 09.23.18)
The accurate keeping of financial records is a vital ongoing activity in all types of businesses. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have demonstrated an understanding of and skill in accounting principles and procedures as applied to sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.  There is no school-site portion to this event; there is only an objective test.

Restrictions: More than one year of accounting or its equivalent
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Computation, Career Development, Economics and Personal Finance
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/accounting-ii/
 


Advertising (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and skill in advertising and public relations.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Entrepreneurship, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Marketing, Sales, & Service.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/advertising/
 


Agribusiness (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and skill in basic agribusiness concepts and procedures..

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 award winners are NLC eligible

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Economics and Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Agriculture; Business Management and Administration; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/agribusiness/
 


American Enterprise Project (updated 09.23.18)
The Edward D. Miller Award recognizes FBLA chapters that develop projects within the school and/or community that increase the understanding of and support for the American enterprise system by developing an informational/educational program. The project must promote an awareness of some facet of the American enterprise system within the school and/or community and be designed for chapter participation.

Restrictions: chapter event
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Not a regional event
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Any chapter may submit one report for the state conference; must upload project to PA FBLA Executive Director by published deadline.  Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC.  If a school is a top 10 finalist, then it may choose 1-3 students to attend the SLC to make the oral presentation.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Economics and Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, Management
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/american-enterprise-project/
 


Banking and Financial Systems (updated 10.10.18)
Understanding how financial institutions operate is important to successful business ownership and management. It also is valuable for personal financial success. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of and skills in the general operations of various components of the financial services sector.

At the region conference, a collaborative one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a collaborative one-hour objective test will be administered, and the top 10 teams will participate in an oral presentation.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 individuals/teams per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 11st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Career Development, Computation, Economics and Personal Finance, Management
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; Human Services

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/banking-financial-systems/
 


Broadcast Journalism (updated 09.23.18)
Whether using the medium of TV, radio, or internet, the broadcast journalist has to look for possible news or feature stories that might be of interest to the public. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate skill and understanding of the profession.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions: Maximum of two presentations per chapter; one team of 1, 2, or 3 members per chapter (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 individuals/teams per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/broadcast-journalism/
 


Business Calculations (updated 09.23.18)
Acquiring a high level of mathematics skill to solve business problems is a challenge for all prospective business employees. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of mathematical functions in business applications. 

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Computation
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/business-calculations/
 


Business Communication (updated 09.23.18)
Learning to communicate in a manner that is clearly understood by the receiver of the message is a major task of all businesspeople. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who work toward improving their business communication skills of writing, speaking, and listening.

A one-hour objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/business-communication-fbla/
 


Business Ethics (updated 09.23.18)
Ethical decision making is essential in the business world and the workplace. This team event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to present solutions to ethical situations encountered in the business world and the workplace.

At the region level, each team will be given an opportunity to present a 7-minute response to the ethical dilemma.  At the state level, all participating teams will be divided as equally as possible into three groups in a preliminary round to present a 7-minute response to the ethical dilemma, and an equal number from each group will advance to a final round.  No objective tests will be administered in this event.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1 team per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st place RLC winner advances to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Business Law, Communication
Career Clusters:  Agriculture; Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Business Management and Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; Human Services; Information Technology; Law & Public Safety; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/business-ethics-fbla/
 


Business Financial Plan (updated 09.23.18)
Business financial planning is paramount to the success of any business enterprise. This event is designed to recognize FBLA members who possess the knowledge and skills needed to establish and develop a complete financial plan for a business venture.  The student(s) will complete the plan based on the posted topic on the PA FBLA web site.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Not a regional event
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Any chapter may submit two reports for the state conference; must upload project to PA FBLA Executive Director by published deadline.  Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
A statement of assurance is not required for this event.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Communication, Computation, Economics and Personal Finance, Management
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Human Services

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/business-financial-plan/
 


Business Law (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who are familiar with specific legal areas that most commonly affect personal and business relationships.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leader ship Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Business Law, International Business
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Law & Public Safety

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/business-law-fbla/
 


Business Plan (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the process required to develop and implement a new business venture. The business venture must be currently viable and realistic and must not have been in operation for a period exceeding twelve months before the NLC.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not an RLC event)
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: A maximum of two written plans may be uploaded to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline. Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
A statement of assurance is not required for this event.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Career Development, Communication, Economics and Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Human Services; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/business-plan/
 


Client Service (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides members with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate skill in interacting with internal and external clients to provide an outstanding client service experience. The client service consultant engages clients in conversation regarding products, handles inquiries, solves problems, and uncovers opportunities for additional assistance. Participants develop speaking ability and poise through participation as well as critical-thinking skills. 

At the region and state conference, the participants will participate in an interactive simulation.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Career Development, Communication,, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Human Services; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/client-service-fbla/
 


Coding and Programming (updated 09.23.18)
Certain types of processes require that each record in the file be processed. Coding & Programming focuses on these procedural style processing systems. This event tests the programmer’s skill in designing a useful, efficient, and effective program.

At the state level, students will complete a program to be judged prior to the state conference based on the posted topic, and the top 10 finalists will be scheduled for an oral presentation.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Not a regional event
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: A maximum of two projects must be uploaded to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline. Top 10 individuals will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
Statement of Assurance -- required for this event

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology, Management
Career Clusters:  A/V Technology, & Communication; Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; Law & Public Safety; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/coding-programming/
 


Community Service Project (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes FBLA chapters that successfully implement community service projects to serve the citizens of their communities. The report must describe one chapter project that serves the community. The project must be in the interest of the community and designed for chapter participation.

Restrictions: chapter event
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Not a regional event
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Any chapter may submit one report for the state conference; must upload project to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline.  Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of the project at the SLC.  If a school is a top 10 finalist, then it may choose 1-3 students to attend the SLC to make the oral presentation.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/community-service-project-fbla/
 


Computer Applications (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who can most efficiently demonstrate computer application skills.

At the region level, a two-hour school-site application test will be administered at the home school, and a one-hour online objective test will also be administered.  At the state level, a two-hour school-site application test will be administered at the home school, and a one-hour online objective test will be administered at the conference.  Click here to get the  Format Guide necessary for this event.

Advisers -- click this link to request your RLC test and identify your school-site test administrator.
Advisers -- click this link to request your SLC test and identify your school-site test administrator.
Click this link to upload your test for SLC (not RLC) judging.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; Law & Public Safety; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event: 
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/computer-applications-fbla/
 


Computer Game and Simulation Programming (updated 09.23.18)
This event tests the programmer’s skill in designing a functional interactive simulation/game that will both entertain and educate/inform the player.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Not a regional event
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: A maximum of two projects must be uploaded to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline. Top 10 individuals will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
Statement of Assurance -- required for this event

NBEA Standards:  Information Technology, Management
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/computer-game-simulation-programming/
 


Computer Problem Solving (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnostics, preventative maintenance, and basic networking.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Information Technology; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/computer-problem-solving/
 


Cyber Security (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who understand security needs for technology.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Information Technology; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/cyber-security-fbla/
 


Database Design and Applications (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate that they have acquired entry level skills for understanding database usage and development in business.  

At the region level, a one-hour school-site application test will be administered at the home school, and a one-hour online objective test will also be administered.  At the state level, a one-hour school-site application test will be administered at the home school, and a one-hour online objective test will also be administered.

Advisers -- click this link to request your RLC test and identify your school-site test administrator.
Advisers -- click this link to request your SLC test and identify your school-site test administrator..
Click this link to upload your test for SLC (not RLC) judging.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Computation, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/database-design-application/
 


Digital Video Production (updated 09.23.18)
Event Change:  video time is reduced from 3 minutes to 2 minutes
This event provides recognition to FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to create an effective video to present an idea to a specific audience.  The student(s) will complete the project based on the posted topic on the PA FBLA web site.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions: Maximum of two presentations per chapter; one team of 1, 2, or 3 members per chapter (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event)
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two presentations per chapter; must upload project to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline. Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
Statement of Assurance -- required for this event
Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/digital-video-production/
 


E-Business (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes FBLA members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of web commerce sites.  The student(s) will complete the web site based on the posted topic on the PA FBLA web site.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions:  Maximum two web sites per chapter; one team of 1, 2, or 3 members per chapter; one member may repeater if participating as a part of a team of 2-3 in the prior year
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event)
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two web sites per chapter; must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline. Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
Statement of Assurance -- required for this event

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Economics and Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/e-business/
 


Economics (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who can identify, understand, and apply economic principles to contemporary social, political, and ecological problems.

A one-hour objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Economics and Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/economics/
 


Electronic Career Portfolio (updated 09.23.18)
An electronic career portfolio is a purposeful collection of work that tells the story of an applicant including achievements, growth, vision, reflection, skills, experience, education, training, and career goals. It is a tool that gives employers a complete picture of who you are—your experience, your education, your accomplishments—and what you have the potential to become; it is much more than what a mere letter of application and résumé can provide.

Restrictions:  None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not an RLC event)
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two entries per chapter; must submit career portfolio to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
Statement of Assurance -- required for this event

NBEA Standards
:  Career Development, Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters
:  Agriculture; Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Business Management and Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; Human Services; Information Technology; Law & Public Safety; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/electronic-career-portfolio/
 


Emerging Business Issues (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides FBLA members with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills in researching and presenting an emerging business issue.

At the region level, all teams will make an oral presentation.  At the state level, all teams will be divided as equally as possible into three groups in a preliminary round, and the top four from each group will advance to a final round.  The student(s) will prepare based on the posted topic on the PA FBLA web site. Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st place RLC winner advances to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Economics and Personal Finance, International Business, Management
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/emerging-business-issues-fbla/
 


Entrepreneurship (updated 10.10.18)
Owning and managing a business is the goal of many Americans. This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to establish and manage a business.

At the region conference, a collaborative one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a collaborative one-hour objective test will be administered, and the top 10 teams will participate in an oral presentation.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 individuals or teams per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Communication, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Human Services; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/entrepreneurship/
 


Future Business Leader (updated 09.23.18)
This event honors outstanding FBLA members who have demonstrated leadership qualities, participation in FBLA, and evidence of knowledge and skills essential for successful careers in business.

At the region level, a one-hour online objective test and an interview will be administered.  At the state level, all participants will be administered a one-hour online objective test, and all participants will be scheduled for an interview in a preliminary round.  The top 10 participants will be given an interview in a final round.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference; must submit materials to the PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Business Law, Career Development, Communication, Computation, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Human Services; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/future-business-leader/
 


Global Business (updated 10.10.18)
The global economy is a complex, continually flowing, and constantly changing network of information, goods, services, and cultures. Most nations rely on other nations for natural resources to supply their needs and wants. Global business also provides new markets and investment opportunities as well as promotion of better relationships.  

At the region level, a collaborative one-hour online objective test will be administered.  At the state level, a collaborative one-hour online objective test will be administered, and the top 10 teams will participate in an oral presentation.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 individuals or teams per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Economics and Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; Human Services; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/global-business/
 


Graphic Design (updated 09.23.18)
An essential part of today’s business world is commercial design and promotion; therefore, the preparation of computer-based digital art is paramount to the production of quality copy used for promotional purposes.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 individuals or teams up to 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/graphic-design/
 


Health Care Administration (updated 09.23.18)
Health care administrators manage the business side of health services, ensuring effective use of resources to ensure the best medical care to the community. These skills include managing office activities, enhancing communication skills, identifying legal and ethical issues in healthcare practices, managing financial functions, and enhancing employability skills.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Management
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; Human Services; Information Technology; Law & Public Safety

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/health-care-administration/
 


Help Desk (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and ability to provide technical assistance to end users. The ability to provide technical assistance to the users of computer hardware and software is essential to the success of any organization and its continued operation.

At the region conference, a one-hour online objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour online objective test will be administered, and the top 10 participants will participate in an interactive simulation.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Management
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Business Management and Administration; Human Services; Information Technology; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/help-desk-fbla/
 


Hospitality Management (updated 10.10.18)
Hospitality is an important aspect of business and society. This event provides recognition to FBLA members who have the ability to help other people enjoy both leisure and business-related events.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 individuals or teams per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Career Development, Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration;  Human Services; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/hospitality-management-fbla/
 


Impromptu Speaking (updated 09.23.18)
The ability to express one’s thoughts without prior preparation is a valuable asset; as are poise, self-confidence, and organization of facts. This event recognizes FBLA members who develop qualities of business leadership by combining quick and clear thinking with conversational speaking.

At the region level, each participant will be given an opportunity to present a 4-minute speech.  At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into three groups in a preliminary round to present a 4-minute speech, and the top 4 from each group will advance to a final round.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1stand 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Human Services; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/impromptu-speaking-fbla/
 


Insurance and Risk Management (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and skill in basic insurance and risk management principles and procedures.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Career Development, Economics and Personal Finance, Information Technology, Management
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/insurance-risk-management/
 


Introduction to Business (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of the American business enterprise system and its effect on consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: Grades 9-10 only
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Career Development, Computation, Economics and Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/introduction-to-business/
 


Introduction to Business Communication (updated 09.23.18)
Learning to communicate in a manner that is clearly understood by the receiver of the message is a major task of all businesspeople. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of basic communication skills and concepts.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: Grades 9-10 only
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/introduction-to-business-communication/
 


Introduction to Business Presentation (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to deliver an effective business presentation while using multimedia presentation technology.  The student(s) will complete the project based on the posted topic on the PA FBLA web site.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions:  Maximum of two presentations per chapter; one team of 1, 2, or 3 members per chapter; one member may repeat if participating as a part of a team of 2-3 in the prior year; Grades 9-10 only
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 individuals or teams
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place teams advance to the state conference.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters:   Business Management and Administration; Human Services; Information Technology

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/introduction-to-business-presentation/
 


Introduction to Business Procedures (updated 10.11.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of basic skills and procedures and the ability to make intelligent business decisions.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: Grades 9-10 only
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Career Development, Communication, Computation, Economics and Personal Finance, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Human Services; Information Technology

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/introduction-to-business-procedures/
 


Introduction to FBLA (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who are interested in learning about the background of and current information of FBLA-PBL.

A one-hour objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: Grades 9-10 only
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  NA
Career Clusters:   Business Management and Administration

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/introduction-to-fbla/
 


Introduction to Financial Math (updated 09.23.18)
The ability to solve common financial and business mathematical problems is a basic skill required by all prospective business employees. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of basic math functions needed in finance and business.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: Grades 9-10 only
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Computation
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/introduction-to-financial-math/
 


Introduction to Information Technology (updated 09.23.18)
Successful business leaders must understand the impact of technology and understand how to effectively harness it to drive their business success. This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate that they have acquired technology skills aligned with the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) objectives.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: Grades 9-10 only
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/introduction-to-information-technology/
 


Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of parliamentary procedure along with an understanding of FBLA’s organization and procedures.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: Grades 9-10 only
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  NA
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/introduction-to-parliamentary-procedure/
 


Introduction to Public Speaking (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes FBLA members who are beginning to develop qualities of business leadership by developing effective speaking skills. 

At the region level, each participant will be given an opportunity to present a 4-minute speech.  At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into three groups in a preliminary round to present a 4-minute speech, and the top four from each group will advance to a final round.

Restrictions: Grades 9-10 only
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible,

NBEA Standards:  Communication
Career Clusters:   Business Management and Administration; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/introduction-to-public-speaking/
 


Job Interview (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate proficiency in applying for employment in business.

At the region level, each participant will be given an interview.  At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into three groups in a preliminary round for interviews, and an equal number from each group will advance to a final round.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference; must submit materials to the PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.

NBEA Standards:  Career Development, Communications
Career Clusters:  Agriculture; Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Business Management and Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; Human Services; Information Technology; Law & Public Safety; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/job-interview-fbla/
 


Journalism (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and skill in journalism concepts.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/journalism/
 


LifeSmarts (updated 09.23.18)
The FBLA LifeSmarts encourages FBLA members to test their skills in economics, personal finance, and consumer issues. There are two challenges during the year (spring and fall). It is sponsored by the LifeSmarts program of the National Consumers League.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None; not a region event
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None; not a state event
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  Refer to national guidelines

NBEA Standards:  Business Law, Economics and Personal Finance, Information Technology, Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/lifesmarts/
 


Local Chapter Annual Business Report (updated 09.23.18)
The Hamden L. Forkner Award recognizes FBLA chapters that effectively summarize their year’s activities. The event provides participants with valuable experience in preparing annual business reports.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Not a regional event
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Any chapter may submit one report for the state conference; must upload project to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/local-chapter-annual-business-report-fbla/
 


Management Decision Making (updated 10.10.18)
Making critical decisions that provide the right direction and a winning position in today’s business world is essential to good management. Business executives must make high-quality, nearly instantaneous decisions all the time. The ability to make the right decisions concerning vision, growth, resources, strengths, and weaknesses leads to a successful business. It is management’s responsibility to manage for today and tomorrow, to manage for optimum efficiency, and to manage to compete in the marketplace.  

At the region conference, a collaborative one-hour online objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a collaborative one-hour online objective test will be administered, and the top 10 teams will participate in an oral presentation.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 individuals or teams per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Business Law, Communication, Economics and Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Management
Career Clusters
:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Human Services; Law & Public Safety; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/management-decision-making/
 


Management Information Systems (updated 10.10.18)
The ability to design and implement an information system solution to effectively manage vast amounts of information is a valuable skill that leads to the success of many business entities today. The use of technology to develop these information systems plays a crucial role in a business’ ability to compete in today’s business environment. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply these skills

At the region conference, a collaborative online one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a collaborative one-hour objective test will be administered, and the top 10 teams will participate in an oral presentation.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 individuals or teams per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology, Management
Career Clusters
:  Business Management and Administration; Finance; Human Services; Information Technology; Law & Public Safety

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/management-information-systems/ 
 


Marketing (updated 10.10.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of the basic principles of marketing.

A one-hour online collaborative objective test will be administered at the region level.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and the top 10 individuals will participate in an oral presentation.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 teams per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Entrepreneurship, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/marketing/  
 


Mobile Application Development (updated 09.23.18)
Mobile Applications are necessary to provide users with the ability to be productive while away from their computers. This event recognizes FBLA members who show an understanding in developing mobile apps.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions:  Maximum of two entries per chapter; team of 1, 2, or 3 members per chapter; one member may repeat if participating as a part of a team of 2-3 in the prior year
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event)
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two teams per chapter; must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline. Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
Statement of Assurance -- required for this event

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology, Management
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Information Technology

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/mobile-application-development-fbla/
 


Network Design (updated 10.10.18)
The ability to evaluate the needs of an organization and then design and implement network solutions is a valuable skill in today’s connected workplace. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply these skills.

At the region conference, a collaborative online one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a collaborative online one-hour objective test will be administered, and the top 10 teams will participate in an oral presentation.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 individuals or teams
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology, Management
Career Clusters:   Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Information Technology

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/network-design-fbla/
 


Networking Concepts (updated 09.23.18)
Acquiring a high level of familiarization and proficiency in working with networks is essential in today’s connected workplace. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of network technologies.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Information Technology, Management
Career Clusters:   Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Information Technology

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/networking-concepts-fbla/
 


Organizational Leadership (updated 09.23.18)
A dual focused management approach that works towards what is best for individuals and what is best for a group as a whole is the focus of organizational leadership. It is also an attitude and a work ethic that empowers an individual in any role to lead from the top, middle, or bottom of an organization. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of leadership within business organizations.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 award winners are NLC eligible

NBEA Standards:  Career Development, Communication
Career Clusters:  Agriculture; Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Business Management and Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; Human Services; Information Technology; Law & Public Safety; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/organizational-leadership/
 


Parliamentary Procedure (updated 10.10.18)
The event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate knowledge of parliamentary procedure principles along with an understanding of FBLA’s organization and procedures. This event is based on team rather than individual competition. Team participants develop speaking ability and poise through competitive performance. 

At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered to each member and an average team score determined.  At the state conference, a cone-hour objective test will be administered to each member, and the top 10 teams with the highest average score will participate in an oral presentation.

Restrictions: Team must consist of 4 or 5 members (two may be repeaters)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 teams per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  NA
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/parliamentary-procedure-fbla/
 


Partnership with Business (updated 09.23.18)
The purpose of this project is to learn about a business through communication and interaction with the business community.

Restrictions: May be an individual member or a team of 2-3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Not a regional event
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Any chapter may submit one report for the state conference; must upload project to PA FBLA Executive Director by published deadline.  Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.

NBEA Standards:  Career Development, Communication, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Management
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/partnership-with-business-project/
 


Personal Finance (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes students, who possess essential knowledge and skills related to financial issues, can analyze the rights and responsibilities of consumers, and apply knowledge to financial situations.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Economics and Personal Finance
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Finance

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/personal-finance-fbla/
 


Political Science (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who show an understanding of the government’s role in society and the interaction between economic and political life.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards: TBD
Career Clusters:  TBD

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/political-science/ 
 


Public Service Announcement (updated 09.23.18)
This recognizes FBLA members who can research a topic and create a 30-second PSA videoClick here for this year's topic.

Restrictions:  Maximum of two entries per chapter; teams of 1, 2, or 3 members per chapter; one member may repeat if participating as a part of a team of 2-3 in the prior year
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event)
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two teams per chapter; must upload materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline. Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible

Click here for the State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
Statement of Assurance -- required for this event
Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/public-service-announcement/
 


Public Speaking (updated 09.23.18)
This event recognizes FBLA members who are developing qualities of business leadership by cultivating effective speaking skills.

At the region level, each participant will be given an opportunity to present a 5-minute speech.  At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into three groups in a preliminary round to present a 5-minute speech, and the top 4 from each group will advance to a final round.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication
Career Clusters:   Business Management and Administration; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/public-speaking-fbla/
 


Publication Design (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition to FBLA members who can most effectively demonstrate skills in the area of print publication using creativity and decision-making skills.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: two individuals or two teams of two or three members per chapter (one student may be a repeater)
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; Law & Public Safety; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/publication-design/
 


Sales Presentation (updated 09.23.18)
This event provides recognition to FBLA members who can effectively deliver a pitch that attempts to persuade someone with a planned sales presentation strategy of a product or service designed to initiate and close a sale.

Restrictions:  Maximum of two presentations per chapter; 1 member per chapter.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 members
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Marketing
Career Clusters:   Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/sales-presentation-fbla/
 


Securities & Investments (updated 09.23.18)
Acquiring a high level of familiarization and knowledge of securities and investing is valuable in planning for one’s future. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of securities and investments.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Communication
Career Clusters:  Finance

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/securities-investments/
 


Social Media Campaign (updated 09.23.18)
Social media marketing is a form of Internet marketing that utilizes social networking websites as a marketing tool. The goal is to produce content that users will share with their social networks to help a company increase brand exposure and broaden customer reach. This event provides recognition to FBLA members who can most effectively demonstrate skill in the area of social media marketing.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions:  Maximum of two presentations per chapter; 1 member or 2 teams of 2-3 per chapter.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Two individuals or teams
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Information Technology, Management
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/social-media-campaign/
 


Sports and Entertainment Management (updated 10.10.18)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess skill in the basic principles of sports and entertainment management.

At the region conference, a collaborative online one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a collaborative one-hour objective test will be administered, and the top 10 teams will participate in an oral presentation.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2 or 3 members (one member may be a repeater)
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Three individuals or teams
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:   Business Management and Administration

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/sports-entertainment-management/
 


Spreadsheet Applications (updated 09.23.18)
Spreadsheet skills are necessary to convert data to information in business. This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate that they have acquired skills for spreadsheet development in business. 

At the region level, a one-hour school-site application test will be administered at the home school, and a one-hour online objective test will also be administered.  At the state level, a one-hour school-site application test will be administered at the home school, and a one-hour online objective test will also be administered.

Advisers -- click this link to request your RLC test and identify your school-site test administrator.
Advisers -- click this link to request your SLC test and identify your school-site test administrator.
Click this link to upload your test for SLC (not RLC) judging.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  Computation, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/spreadsheet-applications/
 


Virtual Business Finance Challenge (updated 09.23.18)
The FBLA Virtual Business Finance Challenge encourages FBLA members to test their financial literacy skills. Participating teams will be making personal finance decisions for a simulated person. The concepts students will be managing include opening bank accounts, paying bills, filing taxes, applying for jobs, enrolling in educational courses, paying for goods, applying for credit cards, determining schedules, budgeting, and more.  Visit the following site for more information: http://vbc.knowledgematters.com/fbla

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None; not a region event
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None; not a state event
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  Refer to the national guidelines

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Business Law, Career Development, Communication, Computation, Economics and Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/virtual-business-finance-challenge/
 


Virtual Business Management Challenge (updated 09.23.18)
The FBLA Virtual Business Management Challenge encourages FBLA members to test their skills at managing either a bicycle manufacturing business or a blue jeans manufacturing business. Students will be limited as to which concepts they are able to control during each of the qualifying rounds. What participants control will include various combinations of the following concepts: recruiting/hiring/supervising employees, risk management, organizing floor layouts, bidding on orders and more.  Visit the following site for more information:
http://vbc.knowledgematters.com/fbla

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None; not a region event
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None; not a state event
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  Refer to the national guidelines

NBEA Standards:  Accounting, Business Law, Career Development, Communication, Computation, Economics and Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Management, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/virtual-business-management-challenge/
 


Who's Who in FBLA (updated 09.23.18)
This award honors FBLA members who have made outstanding contributions to the Association at the local, state, and/or national levels.  In order to be considered, the member must have completed the "Future" level of the Business Achievement Awards before submission of the Who's Who application.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Optional at the region conference
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Any chapter may submit up to three nominees who are seniors; must be submitted to the PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 1 SLC award winner is NLC eligible.

NBEA Standards:  NA
Career Clusters:  NA
 


Web Site Design (updated 09.23.18)
The ability to communicate ideas and concepts and to deliver value to customers, using the Internet and related technologies is an important element in a business’ success. This event recognizes FBLA members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of websites.  Click here for this year's topic.

Restrictions:  Maximum of two web sites per chapter; one team of 1, 2, or 3 members per chapter; one member may repeat if participating as a part of a team of 2-3 in the prior year
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event)
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two teams per chapter; must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline. Top 10 teams will participate in oral presentation of project at the SLC
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible

Click here for the online State Leadership Conference Event Entry Form.
Statement of Assurance -- required for this event

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology, Marketing
Career Clusters:  Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service; S.T.E.M.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/website-design-fbla/
 


William Selden Outstanding Chapter (updated 09.23.18)
This is a Pennsylvania State FBLA event only and is designed to recognize FBLA chapters who truly deserve recognition for developing and planning a program of work which meets the goals of FBLA.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: Optional at the region conference
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Any chapter may submit one report for the state conference; must submit materials to the PA FBLA Executive Director by the published deadline
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  No winners are eligible.

NBEA Standards:  NA
Career Clusters:  NA
 


Word Processing (updated 09.23.18)
A high level of word processing skill is a necessity for employees in productive offices. This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate that they have acquired word processing proficiency beyond the entry level.  Click here to get the  Format Guide necessary for this event.

A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Restrictions: None
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 members per chapter
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Advisers -- click this link to request your RLC test and identify your school-site test administrator.
Advisers -- click this link to request your SLC test and identify your school-site test administrator.
Click this link to upload your test for SLC (not RLC) judging.

NBEA Standards:  Communication, Information Technology
Career Clusters:  Business Management and Administration; Information Technology; Marketing, Sales, & Service

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
https://www.fbla-pbl.org/competitive-event/word-processing/

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