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Competitive Events Program

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 2019.  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.

Overview of competitive events changes as has been announced by National FBLA:
click the link above for additional information
01.  Emerging Business Issues has been retired.
02.  Digital Video Production (change in guidelines regarding content)
03.  Hospitality & Event Management (change in name for event previously known as Hospitality Management; additional management competencies added)
04.  International Business (new name for event previously known as Global Business)
05.  Introduction to Event Planning (new event; Grades 9/10 only)
06.  Introduction to Social Media Strategy (new event; Grades 9/10 only)
07.  Networking Infrastructures (new name for event previously known as Networking Concepts)
08.  Public Service Announcement (change in guidelines regarding content)
09.  Sales Presentation (may be an individual or team event)
10.  Social Media Strategies (new name for event previously known as Social Media Campaign)
11.  Supply Chain Management (new event)

Click here for a complete list of topics for those events which are identified as needing a topic. (updated 08.12.20)

Quick Jump to:
1.  Competitive Events
2.  Recognition Events


Supporting/Promotional Documents


01.  Competitive Events Brochure
02.  Choosing Your Competitive Event Flowchart
03.  Region Leadership Conference (RLC) Competitive Events Planning Guide
04.  PA FBLA Fact Sheet
05.  Format Guide
06.  Tiebreaker Guidelines
07.  Who Qualifies for the State Leadership Conference (SLC)? Attendance Guidelines


Region Education Series


RLC Education #00:  Introduction to Region Series/Important Dates
RLC Education #01:  What is a PA FBLA Region?
RLC Education #02:  The Competitive Events Big Picture
RLC Education #03:  What are the Competitive Events (individual)?
RLC Education #04:  What are the Competitive Events (team or possibly individual)?
RLC Education #05:  What are the Competitive Events (school-site)?
RLC Education #06:  What are the Competitive Events (performance)?
RLC Education #07:  What are the Competitive Events (state-only)?
RLC Education #08:  Competitive Events Resources
RLC Education #09:  RLC Registration Opens November 08 — How Do I Register?
RLC Education #10:  Taking a Sample Online Test
RLC Education #11:  What are the National-only Competitive Events?


Event Descriptions and Guidelines


3D Animation (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of basic skills and procedures and the ability to make intelligent business decisions.   Click here for this year’s topic.

Restrictions:  State-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published December 6. deadline. Top 10 scoring entries 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 Assurancerequired for this event
Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Journalizing; Account Classification; Terminology, Concepts, and Practices; Types of Ownership; Posting; Income Statement; Balance Sheet; Worksheet; Bank Reconciliation; Payroll; Depreciation; Manual and Computerized Systems; Ethics

Restrictions: Participants must not have had more than two (2) semesters or one (1) semester equivalent to a full year in block scheduling in 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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Financial Statements; Corporate Accounting; Ratios and Analysis; Accounts Receivable and Payable; Budgeting and Cash Flow; Cost Accounting/Manufacturing; Purchases and Sales; Journalizing and Posting; Income Tax; Payroll; Inventory; Plant Assets and Depreciation; Departmentalized Accounting; Ethics; Partnerships

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of the basic principles of advertising.

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

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Personal Selling and Sales Promotion; Traditional and Alternative Advertising Media; Consumer Behavior; Basic Marketing Functions; Branding and Positioning; Economy; Advertising Plan; Legal and Ethical Issues; Diversity and Multicultural Market; Public Relations; Creation of the Advertisement; Consumer-Oriented Advertising; Financial Planning; Communication; Consumer Purchase Classifications; Target Market; Market Segmentation; Product Development; Product Life Cycle; Price Planning; Channels of Distribution; Marketing Research; Effective Advertising and Promotional Messages; Budget; Financing Advertising Campaigns; Demographics; History and Influences; Advertising Industry and Careers; Supply Chain Management; Distribution Logistics; Internet; Self-Regulation; Careers; Advertising Workplace; Leadership, Career Development, and Team Building; Risk Management

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.

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


Agribusiness (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Economics; Finance and Accounting; Health, Safety, and Environmental Management; Management Analysis and Decision Making; Marketing; Terminology and Trends

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
This 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; students are not assigned to this event even though they may be authors of the report and may compete in another 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 December 6 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.

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 & Financial Systems (updates in progress as of 08.17.20) 
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Concepts and Practices; Basic Terminology; Government Regulation of Financial Services; Impact of Technology on Financial Services; Types and Differences of Various Institutions; Ethics; Careers in Financial Services; Taxation

Case: A problem or scenario encountered in the banking or financial business community.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 individuals/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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20) 
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 entries per chapter; each entry may be an individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Consumer Credit; Mark-Up and Discounts; Data Analysis and Reporting; Payroll; Interest Rates; Investments; Taxes; Bank Records; Insurance; Ratios and Proportions; Depreciation; Inventory

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Nonverbal and Verbal Communication; Communication Concepts; Report Application; Grammar; Reading Comprehension; Editing and Proofreading; Word Definition and Usage; Capitalization and Punctuation; Spelling; Digital Communication

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 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 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 -3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a regional event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Any chapter may submit two separate reports for the state conference; must upload project to PA FBLA Executive Director by published December 6 deadline.  Top 10 scoring entries 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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Legal Systems; Contracts and Sales; Business Organization; Property Laws; Agency and Employment Laws; Negotiable Instruments; Insurance Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy; Consumer Protection and Product/Personal Liability; Computer Law; Domestic and Private Law

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not an RLC event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility:  A maximum of two separate written plans may be uploaded to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published December 6 deadline. Top 10 scoring entries 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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

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 & Programming (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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: State-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual participants only.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a regional event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: A maximum of two projects may be uploaded to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published December 6 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 Assurancerequired for this event

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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; students are not assigned to this event even though they may be authors of the report and may compete in another 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 December 6 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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who can most efficiently demonstrate computer application skills.

There are two parts to this event:  a one-hour production test AND a one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.  Click here to get the  Format Guide necessary for this event.

Objective Test/Production Test Competencies

Production Test Competencies: Create, Search, and Query Databases; Spreadsheet Functions and Formulas; Text Slide Graphics and Presentations; Business Graphics; Word Processing

Objective Test Competencies: Basic Computer Terminology and Concepts; Presentation, Publishing, and Multimedia Applications; Email, Integrated and Collaboration Applications; Netiquette and Legal Issues; Spreadsheet and Database Applications; Security; Formatting, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, and Proofreading

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.

Objective Test Competencies/Production Competencies and Task List (see guidelines for competencies/no task list published)

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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: State-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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 December 6 deadline. Top 10 individuals/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 Assurancerequired for this event

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Operating Systems; Networks; Personal Computer Components; Security; Safety and Environmental Issues; Laptop and Portable Devices; Printers and Scanners

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Defend and Attack (virus, spam, spyware); Network Security; Disaster Recovery; Email Security; Intrusion Detection; Authentication; Public Key; Physical Security; Cryptography; Forensics Security; Cyber Security Policy

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate that they have acquired entry level skills for understanding database usage and development in business.

There are two parts to this event:  a one-hour production test AND a one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

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.

Objective Test Competencies/Production Competencies

Production Test Competencies: Multiple Table Database Design; Table Creation, Inserting Data into Tables; Table SQL Statements; Creation of Forms/Reports

Objective Test Competencies: Data Definitions/Terminologies; Query Development; Table Relationships; Form Development; Reports and Forms

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20) 
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.  Click here for this year’s topic.

Restrictions:  State-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two entries per chapter; must upload project to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published December 6 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 Assurancerequired for this event
Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
This event recognizes FBLA members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of web commerce sites.
Click here for this year’s topic.

Restrictions: State-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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 December 6 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 Assurancerequired for this event

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Basic Economic Concepts and Principles; Monetary and Fiscal Policy; Productivity; Macroeconomics; Market Structures; Investments and Interest Rates; Government Role; Types of Businesses/Economic Institutions; Business Cycles/Circular Flow; Supply & Demand; International Trade/Global Economics

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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: State-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual only (no teams).
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 December 6 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 Assurancerequired for this event

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/


Entrepreneurship (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Business Plan; Community/Business Relations; Legal Issues; Initial Capital and Credit; Personnel Management; Financial Management; Marketing Management; Taxes; Government Regulations

Case: A decision-making problem encountered by entrepreneurs in one (1) or more of the following areas: business planning, human relations, financial management, or marketing.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: FBLA Organization, Bylaws, and Handbook; National Competitive Event Guidelines; National Publications; Creed and National Goals; Business Knowledge, i.e., Accounting, Banking, Law, etc

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 February 6 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.

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/


Graphic Design (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 of 2-3 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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Managing Office Procedures; Medical Terminology; Legal & Ethical Issues; Communication Skills; Managing Financial Functions; Health Insurance; Records Management; Infection Control; Medical History; Technology

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Communication; Help Desk Operations and Procedures; Customer Management; Support Center Infrastructure and Procedures; Professional Career and Leadership Skills

Case: An interactive role-play scenario will be given based on customer service in the technical field.

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.

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 and Event Management (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
***Name Change*** (formerly known as Hospitality Management)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Not yet published.

Case: A scenario in the hospitality management industry.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 groups in a preliminary round to present a 4-minute speech, 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.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Risk Management; Property and Liability Insurance; Health, Disability, and Life Insurance; Insurance Knowledge; Decision Making; Ethics; Careers

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.

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/


International Business (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
***Name Change*** (formerly known as Global Business)

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 based on a case study.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Basic International Concepts; Ownership and Management; Marketing; Finance; Communication (including culture and language); Treaties and Trade Agreements; Legal Issues; Human Resource Management; Ethics; Taxes and Government Regulations; Currency Exchange; International Travel; Career Development

Case: A problem encountered in the international/global arena.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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


Introduction to Business (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Consumerism; Characteristics and Organization of Business; Money Management, Banking, and Investments; Rights and Responsibilities of Employees, Managers, Owners, and Government; Career Awareness; Insurance; Economic Systems; Ethics; Global (International) Business

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Grammar; Punctuation and Capitalization; Spelling; Proofreading & Editing; Word Definition and Usage; Oral Communication Concepts; Reading Comprehension

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to deliver an effective business presentation while using multimedia presentation technology.
Click here for this year’s topic.

Restrictions:  Grades 9-10 only; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual or team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Human Relations; Technology Concepts; Communication Skills; Decision Making/Management; Career Development; Business Operations; Database/Information Management; Ethics/Safety; Finance; Information Processing

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.

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 Event Planning (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
***NEW EVENT***

Event planning is the process of creating and developing small and/or large-scale personal or corporate events such as conferences, weddings, parties, or conventions.  It involves studying the brand, identifying a target audience, devising the event concept, and coordinating the technical aspects before launching the event.  This event provides recognition to FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to create and develop an event.

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 based on a case study.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies:  Not yet published.

Restrictions:  Grades 9-10 only; individual OR team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 3 individuals or teams.
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams advance to the state conference.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

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 FBLA (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: FBLA Organization; Bylaws and Chapter Management Handbook; National Competitive Event Guidelines; National Publications; Creed and National Goals

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Basic Math Concepts; Consumer Credit; Data Analysis and Probability; Decimals; Discounts; Fractions; Percentages

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Computer Hardware; Computer Software; Operating Systems; Common Program Functions; Word Processing; Spreadsheets; Presentation Software; Networking Concepts; Email and Electronic Communication; Internet Use

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Parliamentary Procedure Principles; FBLA Bylaws

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 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.

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/


Introduction to Social Media Strategy (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
***NEW EVENT***

Description TBD.
Click here for this year’s topic.

Restrictions:  Grades 9-10 only; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual or team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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/


Job Interview (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 February 6 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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of journalism.

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

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Basic Journalism Principles; Economics and Business of Journalism; Grammar & Format; Law and Ethics; History of Journalism

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.

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


LifeSmarts (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.  Students may participate in this event AND a regular individual or team competitive event at the region or state levels; however, the student must choose only one event if he/she qualifies for the national conference.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  Refer to the national guidelines.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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: Chapter event; students are not assigned to this event even though they may be authors of the report and may compete in another event.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region 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 February 21 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. (coming soon)

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 based on a case study.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Management Functions and Environment; Business Ownership and Law; Information and Communication Systems; Strategic Management; Human Resource Management; Ethics and Social Responsibility; Financial Management; Careers; Marketing; Economic Concepts; Business Operations

Case: A problem encountered by managers in the following areas: human resource management, financial management, marketing management or information systems management. Competitors will assume the role of management and present a solution to the case study.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 based on a case study.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Systems Analysis & Design (Systems Development Life Cycle); Database Management and Modeling Concepts; Object Oriented Analysis and Design; User Interfaces; System Controls; Defining System and Business Requirements

Case: A decision-making problem outlining a small business’ environment and needs. Competitors will analyze the situation and recommend an information system solution to address the issues raised.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Basic Marketing Functions; Channels of Distribution; Legal, Ethical, and Social Aspects of Marketing; Promotion and Advertising Media; Marketing Information, Research, and Planning; E-Commerce; Economics; Selling and Merchandising

Case: A marketing problem is proposed, and a solution is discussed.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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: State-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two entries per chapter; must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published December 6 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 Assurancerequired for this event

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 based on a case study.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Network Installation—Planning and Configuration; Problem Solving/Troubleshooting; Network Administrator Functions; Configuration of Internet Resources—Web service, DMZ, FTP, etc.; Backup and Disaster Recovery; Configuration Network Resources & Services

Case: An analysis of a computing environment situation and recommendation for a network solution that addresses the issues provided.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 Infrastructures  (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
***Name Change*** (formerly known as Networking Concepts)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: General Network Terminology and Concepts; Network Operating System Concepts; Network Security; Equipment for Network Access (Wi-Fi, wireless); OSI Model Functionality; Network Topologies & Connectivity

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Leadership Concepts; Leadership Managerial Roles; Behavior and Motivation; Networking; Communication Skills; Leader and Follower Relations; Team Leadership; Self-Managed Teams; Strategic Leadership for Managing Crises and Change; Levels of Leadership; Leadership Theory; Traits of Effective Leaders; Personality Profile of Effective Leaders; Leadership Attitudes; Ethical Leadership; Relationship Between Power, Politics, Networking, and Negotiation; Coaching; Managing Conflict; Team Decision Making; Organizational Politics; Team Skills; Charismatic and Transformational Leadership; Stewardship and Servant Leadership; Diverse Setting

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

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
The Dorothy L. Travis Award 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 one-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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Parliamentary Procedure Principles (questions will be drawn from the National Association of Parliamentarian’s official test bank); FBLA Bylaws

Case: The role play scenario will be given to simulate a regular chapter meeting. The examination and performance criteria for this event will be based on Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition.

Restrictions: Must be a team of 4-5 members; two members may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
The purpose of this project is to learn about a business through communication and interaction with the business community.

Restrictions: Chapter event; students are not assigned to this event even though they may be authors of the report and may compete in another event.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (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 December 6 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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Financial Principles Related to Personal Decision Making; Managing Budgets and Finance (Planning and Money Management); Earning a Living (Income, Taxes); Buying Goods and Services; Saving and Investing; Banking and Insurance; Credit and Debt

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Political Science Terms & Concepts; History & Role of Political Science; Civil Liberties & Civil Rights in Political Science; Forms of Government & Legislatures; Electoral Systems & Presidential Elections; The Powers & Elections of Congress; Federal Judicial System; Federal Bureaucracy; Mass Media & Politics; Public Opinion & Culture; Political Science Law; Public & Social Policy; Government Fiscal Policy; Government Foreign & Defense Policies; International Relations Concepts

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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
This recognizes FBLA members who can research a topic and create a 30-second PSA video.
Click here for this year’s topic.

Restrictions: State-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two entries per chapter; must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published December 6 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 Assurancerequired for this event
Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 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.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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: Maximum of two entries per chapter; individual or team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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 entries per chapter; individual or team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Investment Fundamentals; Investment Wrappers, Taxation, and Trusts; Investment Product & Funds; Stock Market; Stock versus Other Investments; Mutual Funds; Basics of Bonds; Derivatives; Financial Services Regulation

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.

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 Strategies (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
***Name Change*** (formerly known as Social Media Campaign)  
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 entries per chapter; individual or team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20) 
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 based on a case study.

Objective Test Competencies

Objective Test Competencies: Sports and Entertainment Marketing/Strategic Marketing; Facility and Event Management; Human Resource Management (Labor Relations); Promotion, Advertising, and Sponsorship for Sports and Entertainment Industry; Financing and Economic Input; Planning, Distribution, Marketing, Pricing, and Selling Sports and Entertainment Events; Sports Law; Communication in Sports and Entertainment (Media); Ethics; Licensing; Sports Governance; Careers; Marketing/Management Information Technology and Research; Leadership and Managing Groups and Teams in the Sports and Entertainment Industry; Management Strategies and Strategic Planning Tools; Basic Functions of Management

Case: A problem outlining the understanding and awareness of sports and entertainment issues within today’s society.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
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.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20) 
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.

There are two parts to this event:  a one-hour production test AND a one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Production Competencies and Task List

Production Test Competencies: Basic Mathematical Concepts; Data Organization Concepts; Creating Formulas; Functions; Generate Graphs for Analysis Purposes; Pivot Tables; Create Macros; Filter and Extract Data

Objective Test Competencies: Formulas; Functions; Graphics, Charts, and Reports; Pivot Tables and Advanced Tools; Macros and Templates; Filters and Extraction of Data; Format and Print Options; Purpose for Spreadsheets

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.

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


Supply Chain Management (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
***NEW EVENT***
Supply chain management is the broad range of activities required to plan, control, and execute a product’s flow from materials to production to distribution in the most efficient and economical way possible. This event provides recognition to FBLA members who demonstrate knowledge of supply chain management concepts.

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

Objective Test Competencies and Task List

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.

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


Virtual Business Finance Challenge  (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.  Students may participate in this event AND a regular individual or team competitive event at the region or state levels; however, the student must choose only one event if he/she qualifies for the national conference.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
National Leadership Conference EligibilityRefer to the national guidelines.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
The FBLA Virtual Business Management Challenge encourages FBLA members to test their skills at managing a 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.  Students may participate in this event AND a regular individual or team competitive event at the region or state levels; however, the student must choose only one event if he/she qualifies for the national conference.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
National Leadership Conference EligibilityRefer to the national guidelines.

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 (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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: None (not a region event).
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 February 21 deadline.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 1 SLC award winner is NLC eligible.


Website Design (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

Competencies — Tasks

Restrictions:  State-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; entries may be individuals or teams of 2-3; one member may repeat (check guidelines for restrictions on who may repeat).
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Maximum of two entries per chapter; must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published December 6 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 Assurancerequired for this event

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 H. Selden Outstanding Chapter (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA state 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: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Any chapter may submit entries for the state conference; must submit all materials to the PA FBLA Executive Director by the published February 21 deadline.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  No winners are eligible.


Word Processing (updates in progress as of 08.17.20)
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.

There are two parts to this event:  a one-hour production test AND a one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Production Competencies and Task List

Production Test Competencies: Production of All Types of Business Forms; Letters and Mail Merge; Memos; Tables; Reports (including statistical); Materials from Rough Draft and Unarranged Copy; Email Messages.

Objective Test Competencies: Basic Keyboarding Terminology and Concepts; Related Application Knowledge; Advanced Applications; Document Formatting Rules and Standards; Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, and Proofreading; Printing.

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.

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


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

———->Business Partnership of the Year Online Entry Form
02.  Business Person of the Year
———->Business Person of the Year Online Entry Form
03.  Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit
———->2020-21 Outstanding Chapter Criteria
———->2020-21 Outstanding Chapter Online Submission Forms
04.  Largest Local Chapter Membership (automatically determined by the state office)
05.  Largest Percentage Increase in Local Chapter Membership (automatically determined by the state office)
06.  Local Market Share Award
———->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
———->2020-21 Outstanding Adviser Criteria
08.  Keystone Leadership Award
———->2020-21 Keystone Leadership Award Online Event Entry Form
09.  Big 33 Community Service Program
———->2020-21 Big 33 Community Service Award Online Submission Form
10.  National Business Honor Society–PA FBLA Chapter
11.  National Business Achievement Awards
———->Advisers, follow the instructions at the BAA site (link above) to register students.
12.  National Community Service Awards
———->Advisers, follow the instructions at the CSA site (link above) to register students.
13.  National Super Sweeps Awards
———->Super Sweeps Submission Form (not available as of 08.17.20)
14.  National Non-stop November Awards
———->Non-stop November Submission Form (not available as of 08.17.20)
15.  National Action Awareness Awards
———->Action Awareness Submission Site (not available as of 08.17.20)
16.  National Outstanding Chapter Recognition (not available as of 08.17.20)
17.  William Selden Scholarships
———->2020-21 Who’s Who Criteria (complete)

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