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MIDDLE LEVEL COMPETITIVE EVENTS PROGRAM

The Middle Level Competitive Events Program exemplifies the range of activities and focus of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. Middle Level Division.  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 middle level competitive events are found in the Pennsylvania FBLA Middle Level Competitive Events Handbook published in September 2016.  If there is a discrepency 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 middle level 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.

Competitive Events/Business Ed Standards

Online Event Entry Forms
------------------------->American Enterprise Project (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Community Service Project (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Computer Slideshow Presentation (must be uploaded as a .ppt)
------------------------->Introduction to Public Speaking (must be live on the Internet)
------------------------->Local Chapter Activities Report (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Partnership with Business (must be uploaded as a PDF)
------------------------->Public Service Announcement (must be live on the Internet)
------------------------->Web Site Creation (must be live on the Internet)

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
02.  Business Person of the Year
03.  National Outstanding Chapter Award of Merit
(determined by state office)

04.  National Chapter Excellence Award
---------->click here for the national entry form
05.  Night of the Body Snatchers I
--------->click here for the national entry form
06.  Night of the Body Snatchers II
---------->click here for the national entry form

07.  Largest Local Chapter Membership (determined by state office)
08.  Largest Percentage Increase in Local Chapter Membership (determined by state office)
09.  100% Class Participation Award
---------->click here for the national entry form

10.  Local Market Share Award (Middle Level)
---------->click here for the state entry form
(this is an online form)
---------->click here for the national entry form (this is an online form)
11.  Outstanding Middle Level Adviser
---------->click here for the state entry form
(this is an online form)
12.  Outstanding Middle Level Member
---------->click here for the state entry form
(this is an online form)

13.  Outstanding Middle Level Supporter
---------->click here for the state entry form
(this is an online form)
14.  Outstanding Middle Level Chapter
---------->click here for the state entry form
(this is an online form)
15.  Big 33 Community Service Program
---------->click here for the state entry form
(this is an online form)


16.  Go Green Project (middle level)
17.  National Middle Level Achievement Awards

---------->Entrepreneur Level
---------->Business Level
---------->Enterprise Level

 

Competitive Events

Agribusiness Concepts
(updated 09.10.16)
This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of the basic skills in business agribusiness concepts and procedures. A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Accounting; Economics & Personal Finance; Entreprenurship; Management; Marketing

 



American Enterprise Project
(updated 09.10.16)
This event recognizes FBLA chapters that develop projects within the school and/or community that increase understanding of and support for the American enterprise system by developing an information/education program.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 1 entry per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication; Economics & Personal Finance; Entreprenurship; Management
------------------------->American Enterprise Project Event Entry Form (must be uploaded as a PDF)
 



Business Computations
(updated 09.10.16)
Acquiring the ability to solve common business problems is a basic mathematical skill needed by all prospective business employees.  This event is designed to provide recognition for FBLA Middle Level members who have an understanding of basic arithmetic functions needed in business. A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Computation
 



Business Concepts (updated 09.10.16)
The American business enterprise system functions effectively when participants are properly trained to make good business decisions.  This event provides recognition for FBLA Middle Level members who demonstrate an understanding of the American business enterprise system and its effects on consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Career Development; Communication; Computation; Economics & Personal Finance; Information Technology
 



Business Spelling (updated 09.10.16)
Learning to spell is business communications is a major task in the business world.  This event is designed to challenge FBLA Middle Level members who work toward a better command of words and their spelling in written business communication.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication
 



Career Exploration (updated 09.10.16)
Career Exploration recognizes those FBLA Middle Level students who are working toward improving their knowledge of career opportunities.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Career Development; Communication
 



Community Service Project (updated 09.10.16)

This event recognizes FBLA chapters that successfully implement community service projects to serve the citizens of their community.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 1 entry per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication; Management; Marketing
------------------------->Community Service Project Event Entry Form (must be uploaded as a PDF)
 



Computer Concepts
(updated 09.10.16)
The processing of data is important to the successful operation of business.  This event provides recognition for FBLA members who understand the basic principles involved in computer technology.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Information Technology
 



Computer Slideshow Presentation (updated 09.10.16)
This event provides recognition for FBLA-Middle Level members who demonstrate an ability to use presentation software to prepare and deliver a message.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: May be an individual member or team of 2-3 members (up to 5 teams per chapter)
NBEA Standards: Information Technology
------------------------->Computer Slideshow Presentation Event Entry Form (must be uploaded as a .ppt)
 



Current Events
(updated 09.10.16)
This event provides recognition for Pennsylvania FBLA-Middle Level members who demonstrate knowledge about current state, national and international events.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication
 



Desktop Publishing Application (updated 09.10.16)
This event provides recognition for FBLA-Middle Level members who can demonstrate skills in the areas of desktop publishing and creativity.  This is a school-site test administered at the home-site school during the testing window.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: May be an individual member or team of 2-3 members (up to 5 teams per chapter)
NBEA Standards: Communication; Information Technology
 



Employability Skills (updated 09.10.16)
This event recognizes those FBLA Middle Level members who demonstrate proficiency in knowing the steps in seeking and applying for a job, setting career goals, the proper etiquette for attire, proper etiquette for interviews, and other related fields.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Career Development; Communication
 



FBLA Creed/Code of Ethics/Pledge (updated 09.10.16)

This event provides recognition for Pennsylvania FBLA-Middle Level members who demonstrate knowledge about the FBLA Creed, Code of Ethics and Pledge.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: N/A
 



FBLA Programs & Concepts (updated 09.10.16)
Members in FBLA should be knowledgeable about the Association and the information found in the official publications. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who are interested in learning about the background and current information of FBLA-PBL.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: N/A
 



Google Concepts (updated 09.10.16)
Knowledge of online platforms that offer a collaboartive enviroment is crucial in the world of educational information technology.  This event provides recognition for FBLA Middle Level members who can show essential basic knowledge of the Google Apps program and related concepts.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Information Technology
 



Internet Concepts (updated 09.10.16)
Knowledge of the Internet is a necessity in today’s high-tech business world.  This event is designed to recognize FBLA Middle Level members who possess essential knowledge of the Internet.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Information Technology
 



Introduction to Business Communication (updated 09.10.16)
The ability to proofread work accurately is a valuable business tool.  This event is designed to provide recognition for FBLA-Middle Level members who have learned basic proofreading techniques, the ability to proofread accurately, spelling and basic grammar rules.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication
 



Introduction to Public Speaking (updated 09.10.16)

This event recognizes FBLA Middle-Level members who are beginning to develop qualities of business leadership by developing effective speaking skills. All participants will submit a recorded, memorized speech for judging at the state level.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication
Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.
------------------------->Introduction to Public Speaking Event Entry Form (must be live on the Internet)
 



Keyboarding Applications I
(updated 09.10.16)
Knowledge of keyboarding applications is a necessity in today’s high-tech business world.  This event is designed to recognize FBLA-Middle Level members who can demonstrate basic keyboarding applications skills.  This is a school-site test administered at the home-site school during the testing window.

Restrictions: Cannot compete in this event if you have already competed in Keyboarding Applications II.
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication; Information Technology
 



Keyboarding Applications II (updated 09.10.16)
Knowledge of keyboarding application is a necessity in today’s high-tech business world.  This event is designed to recognize FBLA-Middle Level members who can demonstrate advanced keyboarding applications skills.  This is a school-site test administered at the home-site school during the testing window.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Information Technology
 



Leadership Concepts (updated 09.10.16)
In this event, students will be tested on their knowledge of leadership and management skills and related concepts.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Career Development; Communication
 



Local Chapter Activities Report (updated 09.10.16)
Business reports are used extensively to inform management, staff, stockholders, and the general public about all aspects of business. This event recognizes FBLA Middle Level chapters that properly summarize their year's activities. The event provides participants with valuable experience in preparing annual business reports.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 1 entry per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication; Information Technology; Management; Marketing
------------------------->Local Chapter Activities Report Event Entry Form (must be uploaded as a PDF)
 



Marketing Concepts
(updated 09.10.16)
Marketing involves the distribution of products and services to the consumer. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of the basic concepts of marketing. A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Entrepreneurship; Marketing
 



Parliamentary Procedure Concepts (updated 09.10.16)
This event recognizes FBLA Middle Level members who demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of parliamentary procedure along with an understanding of FBLA’s organization and procedures.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication
 



Partnership with Business (updated 09.10.16)
This event recognizes FBLA chapters that develop and implement the most innovative, creative, and effective partnership plan.  The purpose of this project is to learn about a business through communication and interaction with the business community

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 1 entry per chapter
NBEA Standards: Career Development; Communication; Entrepreneurship; Management; Marketing
------------------------->Partnership with Business Event Entry Form (must be uploaded as a PDF)
 



Personal Finance Concepts
(updated 09.10.16)
Financial literacy is essential in meeting the financial challenges of the 21st century.  This event recognizes students who possess essential knowledge and skills related to financial issues, can analyze the rights and responsibilities or consumers, and apply knowledge to financial situations. A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Economics & Personal Finance
 



Public Service Announcement (updated 09.10.16)
Public service ads (PSA) or public service announcements are basic messages to the public that raise awareness on a specific social issue.  This event recognizes FBLA Middle Level members who demonstrate the ability to research a topic (issue) and create an original and informative thirty (30) second PSA video, raising awareness and/or evoking a changed attitude toward the issue.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: May be an individual member or team of 2-3 members (up to 5 teams per chapter)
NBEA Standards: Communication; Information Technology; Management
Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.
------------------------->Public Service Announcement Event Entry Form (must be live on the Internet)
 



Social Media Concepts
(updated 09.10.16)
Social media is changing the way businesses communicate with customers and prospects and how they promote products and services.  Effectively using social media as a marketing channel is a crucial component of any strategic marketing plan.  This event recognizes FBLA Middle Level members who demonstrate an understanding of basic social media concepts.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication; Information Technology
 



Sports & Entertainment Management Concepts (updated 09.10.16)
The sports industry is rapidly growing in this country and the world.  For an individual to be successful and effective in this type of work, a core understanding of business and comprehensive awareness of sports is necessary to succeed in sports management.  This event provides recognition for FBLA members who understand the basic concepts of sports management.  A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Management; Marketing
 



Spreadsheet (updated 09.10.16)

Knowledge of spreadsheet applications is a necessity in today’s high-tech business world.  Middle level FBLA students must be able to apply various spreadsheet applications in a business environment, utilizing critical thinking and decision-making skills.  This is a school-site test administered at the home-site school during the testing window.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Communication; Information Technology
 



Technology Concepts (updated 09.10.16)
Successful business leaders must understand the impact of technology and how to effectively harness it to drive business.  This event recognizes FBLA Middle-Level members who demonstrate acquired technology skills aligned with the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) objectives. A forty-five (45) minute online objective test will be administered.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: 5 members per chapter
NBEA Standards: Information Technology
 



Web Page Creation (updated 09.10.16)
This event provides recognition for FBLA-Middle Level members who demonstrate an ability to develop a Web page using HTML or Web design software and deliver a message.

Restrictions: None
Eligibility: May be an individual member or team of 2-3 members (up to 5 teams per chapter)
NBEA Standards: Information Technology; Marketing
------------------------->Web Page Creation Event Entry Form (must be live on the Internet)


 


Middle-level Achievement Program (individual)

This individual member program is designed to reward those FBLA-Middle Level members who excel in their participation in a variety of activities in the areas of service, education, and leadership. Members simply copy and fill out the cover sheet, attach the entry form and any supporting documentation, and submit by March 1.

Complete middle-level achievement program and supporting documents.

Level 1:  Entrepreneur Level—This award focuses on basic business skills, introduction to community service, and FBLA-Middle Level involvement at the local level; entries are certified by the local chapter adviser. Entries must be submitted to the national center. Pins will be sent to the local chapter adviser so that they can be awarded at a local awards ceremony or local FBLA-Middle Level event. An entry form and supporting documentation are required for this award.
Entrepreneur Level Entry Form

Level 2:  Business Level—Certified by the local chapter adviser. This award focuses on chapter activities, intermediate business skills, and leadership in the community. Entries must be submitted to the national center. Pins will be sent to the local chapter adviser for presentation at a local awards ceremony or local FBLA-Middle Level event. An entry form and supporting documentation are required for this award.
Business Level Entry Form

Level 3:  Enterprise Level—Certified by the local chapter adviser. This award focuses on chapter and leadership activities, advanced business skills, and community and school leadership. All documentation must be submitted to the national center. Names of qualifying students and pins will be sent to the state chairman/adviser so that awards can be presented at the district or the state leadership conference, if desired.
Enterprise Level Entry Form

All entries become the property of FBLA-PBL, Inc., and will not be returned. FBLA-PBL, Inc. reserves the right to use submitted materials for its national publications. Members may complete more than one level in a year. Levels do not build on each other. Activities should be conducted using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software functions where appropriate.

Due Date:  Online forms must be completed by March 1.
 


Middle-level Achievement Program (chapter)


100% Class Participation Award

Membership Achievement Award

Chapter Excellence Entry Form

Night of Body Snatchers I

Night of Body Snatchers II


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