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Competitive Events Program

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

The official guidelines for all competitive events are found in the Pennsylvania FBLA Competitive Events Guidelines published in October 2022.  If there is a discrepancy between the information found below and the information in the Guidelines, the information in the Guidelines is to be considered the “official” set of rules.

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.


Calendars
Region Leadership Conference:  Calendar of RLC-related Dates (posted 10.02.22)
State Leadership Conference:  Calendar of SLC-Related Dates (posted 10.02.22)


Events Requiring Specific Competitive Topics
Click here for a complete list of topics for those events which are identified as needing a topic. (updated 10.02.22)


Overview of competitive events changes as has been announced by National FBLA:
01.   New Event:  Introduction to Marketing Concepts (individual objective test, grades 9-10).
02.  Modification:  Digital Animation (event formerly known as 3D Animation; competitors may submit projects in any 2D or 3D format, if they wish).
03.  Modification:  Introduction to Public Speaking and Public Speaking will now have a different topic posted each year from which the speech must be developed.
04.  Procedural Change:  The cover and table of contents do not count toward the 15-page limit for reports.
05.  Procedural Change: Time penalties will be eliminated from all events, and timers will stop students from continuing once their allotted time has elapsed.
06.  Procedural Change: Permanently move to have all team event objective tests taken individually by each team member.  The scores of all team members will be averaged to determine the average team score.  Any team member who does not sign in and take the test will be removed from the team and prevented from advancing in the competition.
07.  Procedural Change:  Student in Pennsylvania RLC and SLC online competitive events ARE NOT permitted to take tests using open book, open notes, open web research.  Students in online objective tests are required to test under the direct supervision of school staff; students are not permitted to test at home.
08.  Procedural Change (as it applies to National FBLA competitive events): Members may compete in an event at NLC more than once if they have not previously placed in the top ten of that event at NLC.  If a member places in the top ten of an event at NLC, they are no longer eligible to compete in that event.  This eliminates the exceptions for team events that were previously in place, as this change will now affect all events.
09.  Procedural Change (as it applies to Pennsylvania FBLA region and state competitive events):  Students may repeat in the same event as long as they have not placed in the top 10 at the NLC.  For team events, any and all students may repeat on the team as long as the students did not place in the top 10 at the NLC.

For example, a student may repeat in Business Calculations each year of the four years a student may be a member UNLESS he/she placed in the top 10 at the NLC.  Once that student places in the top 10 at the NLC, that student or the members of a team may not compete in that event again.  The same policy change applies to any and all students in team events such as Entrepreneurship or Parliamentary Procedure, for example.  This policy change immediately replaces previous guidelines that permitted members of a team to repeat, even if they had placed in the top 10 at the NLC.

Note:  This policy change does not apply to the four chapter events, as a chapter may assign any students to present on behalf of a chapter.  A student may participate in one chapter event in multiple years – even if he/she placed in the top 10 at an NLC.  The four chapter events are:  (1) American Enterprise Project, (2) Community Service Project, (3) Local Chapter Annual Business Report, (4) Partnership with Business Project.


Supporting/Promotional Documents


01.  Competitive Events Brochure (updated 10.02.22)
02.  Choosing Your Competitive Event Interactive Presentation
03.  Objective Test Competency/Task Lists

04.  Region Leadership Conference (RLC) Competitive Events Planning Guide for Chapters (updated 10.04.22)
05.  PA FBLA Fact Sheet
06.  Format Guide (updated 10.02.22)
07.  RLC and SLC Tiebreaker Guidelines (updated 10.02.22)
08.  Who Qualifies for the State Leadership Conference (SLC)? Attendance Guidelines (updated 10.02.22)
09.  Eligibility Guidelines for Competitive Events (updated 10.02.22)


Event Descriptions and Guidelines
Complete Competitive Events Handbook (PDF
) (updated 10.02.22)


Accounting I (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Accounting II (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Advertising (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Agribusiness (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


American Enterprise Project (updated 10.02.22)
This event has two parts:  a prejudged report and a presentation.

RestrictionsState-only chapter event; maximum of one entry per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  February 15, 2023:  no later than 11:59 pm
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published February 15, 2023, deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than March 1, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Banking & Financial Systems (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 individuals/teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study.  At both levels, the test will be taken individually (not collaboratively) with team member scores averaged together.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Big 33 Community Service Project (updated 10.02.21)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA recognition event.  It is not a competitive event.

Restrictions: Students must claim service hours using the online form by the 10th of the following month in which the service hours were performed.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None
National Leadership Conference Eligibility: None


Broadcast Journalism (updated 10.22.22)
At the region and state levels, this event will include a live and/or recorded presentation.
At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into groups in a preliminary round, and an equal number from each group (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Business Calculations (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Business Communication (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Business Ethics (updated 10.02.22)
At the region level, there are three parts to the event:  (1) each individual or team will be administered a one-hour online objective test; (2) submit a prejudged one-page case study summary via the Blue Panda system; and (3) the individual or team will research an ethical issue and will make a maximum 7-minute oral presentation related to the topic.  At the state level, (1) each individual or team will be administered a one-hour online objective test; (2) submit a prejudged one-page case study summary via the Blue Panda system; and (3) the individual or team will make a maximum 7-minute oral presentation related to the topic.  All entrants will be divided into groups in a preliminary round, and an equal number (to a maximum total of 15 finalists) from each group will advance to a final round. 

Competitors must interview three local businesspeople as part of their research and explain how the interview findings factored into their recommendations.  The information must be addressed in the one-page summary.   Click here for this year’s topic.

Restrictions: May be an individual OR a team of 2-3 members.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 individuals/teams per chapter.  The one-page summary must be submitted by the region’s published registration deadline via the Blue Panda system.
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference.  The one-page summary must be submitted by the state’s published registration deadline via the Blue Panda system.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Business Financial Plan (updated 10.02.22)
This event has two parts:  a prejudged report and a live or recorded presentation.
Click here for this year’s topic.

RestrictionsState-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022:  no later than 11:59 pm

Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference EligibilityMust submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published December 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Business Law (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created.

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Business Management (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study.  At both levels, the test will be taken individually (not collaboratively) with team member scores averaged together.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created.

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Business Partnership of the Year (updated 10.02.22)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA recognition event.  It is not a competitive event.

RestrictionEach chapter may submit one nomination using the online form.  A partnership may not be renominated until 10 years have passed if the nominee had previously received the award.
Deadline for submission:  March 2, 2023:  no later than 11:59 pm
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Must submit nomination to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published March 2, 2023, deadline.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  None


Businessperson of the Year (updated 10.02.22)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA recognition event.  It is not a competitive event.

RestrictionEach chapter may submit one nomination using the online form.  A businessperson may not be renominated until 10 years have passed if the nominee had previously received the award.
Deadline for submission:  March 2, 2023:  no later than 11:59 pm
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Must submit nomination to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published March 2, 2023, deadline.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The PA FBLA award winner will be nominated to the FBLA national office for recognition at the NLC.


Business Plan (updated 10.02.22)
This event has two parts:  a prejudged report and a live or recorded presentation.

RestrictionsState-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).
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022:  no later than 11:59 pm

Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference EligibilityMust submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published December 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Client Service (updated 10.02.22)
At the region and state conference, the participants will participate in an interactive simulation.
At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into groups in a preliminary round, and an equal number from each group (a maximum of 15) 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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Coding & Programming (updated 10.02.22)
This event consists of a demonstrating the usability and functionality of a project.
Click here for this year’s topic.

RestrictionsState-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022:  no later than 11:59 pm

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 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Community Service Project (updated 10.02.22)
This event has two parts:  a prejudged report and a presentation.

RestrictionsState-only chapter event; maximum of one entry per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  February 15, 2023:  no later than 11:59 pm
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published February 15, 2023, deadline via Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than March 1, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Computer Applications (updated 10.02.22)
There are two parts to this event:  a two-hour production test AND a one-hour online objective test that will be administered at the region and state levels.  Click here to get the  Format Guide necessary for this event.

Objective/Production Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created.

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Computer Game & Simulation Programming (updated 10.02.22)
This event consists of a demonstrating the usability and functionality of a project.
Click here for this year’s topic.

RestrictionsState-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022:  no later than 11:59 pm

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 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Computer Problem Solving (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Cyber Security (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Data Analysis (updated 10.02.22)
Competitors must research a topic prior to the region or state conference and must be prepared to present their findings and solutions.  Facts and data must be cited and secured from quality sources (peer review documents, legal documents, etc.)
.  
Click here for this year’s topic.

RestrictionsState-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022:  no later than 11:59 pm

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 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Database Design & Applications (updated 10.02.22)
There are two parts to this event:  a one-hour production test AND a one-hour online objective test that will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective/Production Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Digital Animation (updated 10.02.22)
This event has two parts:  a prejudged project and a live or recorded presentation.
Click here for this year’s topic.

RestrictionsState-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022;  no later than 11:59 pm

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 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Digital Video Production (updated 10.02.22)
This event has two parts:  a prejudged project and a live or recorded presentation.
Click here for this year’s topic.

RestrictionsState-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022:  no later than 11:59 pm

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 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


E-Business (updated 10.02.22)
This event consists of a demonstrating the usability and functionality of a project.
Click here for this year’s topic.

RestrictionsState-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022:  no later than 11:59 pm

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 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Economics (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Electronic Career Portfolio (updated 10.02.22)
This event includes a live or recorded presentation.

RestrictionsState-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022:  no later than 11:59 pm

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 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Entrepreneurship (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study.  At both levels, the test will be taken individually (not collaboratively) with team member scores averaged together.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Future Business Leader (updated 10.02.22)
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.  A maximum of 15 participants (or all equal number from each preliminary group) will be given an interview in a final round.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions: None.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 members per chapter; must submit materials via the Blue Panda system to the region adviser by the published region registration deadline.
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference; must submit materials via the Blue Panda system to the PA FBLA Executive Director by the published February 6, 2023, deadline.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit (updated 10.02.22)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA recognition event.  It is not a competitive event.

RestrictionChapters must complete components of the William H. Selden Outstanding Chapter Criteria.
Deadline for submission:  February 21, 2023:  no later than 11:59 pm
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Must submit completed online forms to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published February 21, 2023, deadline.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The Top 15% of the highest scoring active PA FBLA active chapters that have completed components of the William H. Selden Outstanding Chapter Criteria will be nominated for this award.


Graphic Design (updated 10.02.221)
At the region and state levels, this event will include a live and/or recorded presentation.
At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into groups in a preliminary round, and an equal number from each group (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Health Care Administration (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Help Desk (updated 10.02.22)
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 a maximum of 15 participants will be invited to participate in an interactive simulation.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Hospitality & Event Management (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study.  At both levels, the test will be taken individually (not collaboratively) with team member scores averaged together.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Human Resource Management (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Impromptu Speaking (updated 10.02.22)
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 (a maximum of 15) 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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Insurance & Risk Management (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


International Business (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study.  At both levels, the test will be taken individually (not collaboratively) with team member scores averaged together.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Business Communication (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Business Concepts (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Business Presentation (updated 10.02.22)
At the region and state levels, this event will include a live and/or recorded presentation.
At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into groups in a preliminary round, and an equal number from each group (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.
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.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Business Procedures (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Event Planning (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study.  At both levels, the test will be taken individually (not collaboratively) with team member scores averaged together.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions:  Grades 9-10 only; individual OR team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to FBLA (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Financial Math (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Information Technology (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Marketing Concepts (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Public Speaking (updated 10.02.22)
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 (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.  New for 2022-2023:  Students must create the speech based on the published required topic posted by National FBLA.

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Introduction to Social Media Strategy (updated 10.02.21)
At the region and state levels, this event will include a live and/or recorded presentation.
At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into groups in a preliminary round, and an equal number from each group (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.
Click here for this year’s topic.

Restrictions:  Grades 9-10 only; maximum of two entries per chapter.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Job Interview (updated 10.02.22)
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 (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.

Restrictions: None.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: 2 members per chapter; must submit materials via the Blue Panda system to the region adviser by the published region registration deadline.
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: 1st and 2nd place RLC winners advance to the state conference; must submit materials via the Blue Panda system to the PA FBLA Executive Director by the published February 6, 2023, deadline.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Journalism (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Keystone Leadership Award (updated 10.02.21)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA recognition event.  It is not a competitive event.

Restrictions: Student applicants be an FBLA member for at least two consecutive years, including the current application cycle.  Applicants must provide information using the PA FBLA Keystone Leadership Award online submission form to be considered by the March 6, 2023, deadline.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None
National Leadership Conference Eligibility: None


Largest Local Chapter Membership (updated 10.02.22)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA recognition event.  It is not a competitive event.

Restriction:  Awards are based on paid membership on January 31, 2023.
Deadline for submission:  None.  The awards are calculated automatically by the state office.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  None


Largest Percentage Increase in Local Chapter Membership (updated 10.02.22)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA recognition event.  It is not a competitive event.

Restriction:  Awards are based on paid membership on January 31, 2023, compared to the prior year’s paid membership.
Deadline for submission:  None.  The awards are calculated automatically by the state office.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  None


Local Chapter Annual Business Report (updated 10.02.22)
This event has two parts:  a prejudged report and a live or recorded presentation.

RestrictionsState-only chapter event; maximum of one entry per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  February 15, 2023:  no later than 11:59 pm

Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published February 15, 2023, deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than March 1, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Local Market Share Award (updated 10.02.22)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA recognition event.  It is not a competitive event.

Restriction:  Awards are based on paid membership on January 31, 2023.  Only those chapters that submit the requested total school population/enrollment by the requested February 6 deadline are considered for the award.
Deadline for submission:  February 6, 2023:  Chapters must submit enrollment information using the required online form.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: None
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  To be considered for national recognition, chapters must complete the National Local Market Share Award Form.


Management Information Systems (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study.  At both levels, the test will be taken individually (not collaboratively) with team member scores averaged together.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Marketing (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study.  At both levels, the test will be taken individually (not collaboratively) with team member scores averaged together.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Mobile Application Development (updated 10.02.21)
This event consists of a demonstrating the usability and functionality of a project.
Click here for this year’s topic.

RestrictionsState-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022:  no later than 11:59 pm

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 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


National Business Honor Society (updated 10.02.21)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA recognition event.
This award recognizes those members of FBLA who truly excel in academic preparation and an eventual career in the business or business-related world. Pennsylvania FBLA recognizes that in order to succeed as a true business leader, our members need to be well prepared in terms of their academics, career skills, and leadership development.

Restrictions: Students may apply no earlier than their junior year; have completed two business or business-related classes; have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher; and an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in business, computer, and information technology courses.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: To be considered, applicants must provide information by the March 2, 2023 deadline using the National Business Honor Society online submission forms.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility: None


Network Design (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study.  At both levels, the test will be taken individually (not collaboratively) with team member scores averaged together.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Networking Infrastructures (updated 10.02.21)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Organizational Leadership (updated 10.07.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Outstanding Adviser Award (updated 10.02.21)
This award honors PA FBLA advisers who have made outstanding contributions to the Association at the local, regional, state, and/or national levels.

Restrictions: Any adviser who previously received this award is not eligible to be nominated until 10 full years have passed since receiving the initial Outstanding Adviser award.
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Applicants must provide information by the March 2, 2023 deadline using the PA FBLA Outstanding Adviser Criteria to be considered.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility: The PA FBLA award winner will be nominated to the FBLA national office for recognition at the NLC.


Parliamentary Procedure (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study. Test scores of all team members will be averaged to determine a team score.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions: Must be a team of 4-5 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Partnership with Business (updated 10.02.22)
This event has two parts:  a prejudged report and a presentation.

RestrictionsState-only chapter event; maximum of one entry per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  February 15, 2023:  no later than 11:59 pm

Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Must submit materials to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published February 15, 2023, deadline via Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than March 1, 2023.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Personal Finance (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Political Science (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Public Service Announcement (updated 10.02.22)
This event includes a live or recorded presentation.
At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into groups in a preliminary round, and an equal number from each group (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.

Click here for this year’s topic.

RestrictionsState-only event; maximum of two entries per chapter; individual OR team of 2-3 members per chapter.
Deadline for submission:  December 14, 2022:  no later than 11:59 pm

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 14 deadline via the Blue Panda system. A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 31, 2023.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  The top 4 SLC award winners are NLC eligible.

Step-by-step illustration of uploading videos to YouTube.

Sample Preparation Materials:
National Office Suggested Preparation Materials/Videos/Sample Tests/Reports for This Event:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Public Speaking (updated 10.02.22)
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 groups in a preliminary round to present a 5-minute speech, and an equal number from each group (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.  New for 2022-2023:  Students must create the speech based on the published required topic posted by National FBLA.

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Publication Design (updated 10.02.22)
At the region and state levels, this event will include a live and/or recorded presentation.
At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into groups in a preliminary round, and an equal number from each group (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.
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.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Sales Presentation (updated 10.02.22)
At the region and state levels, this event will include a live and/or recorded presentation.
At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into groups in a preliminary round, and an equal number from each group (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.

Restrictions:  Maximum of two entries per chapter; individual or team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


School Administrator of the Year (updated 10.02.22)
This is a Pennsylvania FBLA recognition event.  It is not a competitive event.

RestrictionEach chapter may submit one nomination using the online form.  A school administrator may not be renominated until 10 years have passed if the nominee had previously received the award.
Deadline for submission:  March 2, 2023:  no later than 11:59 pm
Region Leadership Conference Eligibility: None (not a region event).
State Leadership Conference Eligibility: Must submit nomination to PA FBLA Executive Director by the published March 2, 2023, deadline.
National Leadership Conference Eligibility:  None


Securities & Investments (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Social Media Strategies (updated 10.02.21)
At the region and state levels, this event will include a live and/or recorded presentation.
At the state level, all participants will be divided as equally as possible into groups in a preliminary round, and an equal number from each group (a maximum of 15) will advance to a final round.
Click here for this year’s topic.

Restrictions:  Maximum of two entries per chapter; individual or team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Sports & Entertainment Management (updated 10.02.22)
At the region conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered.  At the state conference, a one-hour objective test will be administered, and a maximum of 15 teams will be invited participate in an oral presentation based on a case study.  At both levels, the test will be taken individually (not collaboratively) with team member scores averaged together.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Restrictions: May be an individual or a team of 2-3 members.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Spreadsheet Applications (updated 10.02.22)
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/Production Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Supply Chain Management (updated 10.02.21)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


UX Design (updated 10.02.22)
A one-hour online objective test will be administered at the region and state levels.

Objective Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Website Design (updated 10.07.21)
This event consists of a demonstrating the usability and functionality of a project.
Click here for this year’s topic.

RestrictionsState-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).  Deadline for submission:  December 15, 2021:  no later than 11:59 pm
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 15 deadline via the Blue Panda system.  A maximum of 15 scoring entries will be invited to participate in an oral presentation of project at the SLC.  Finalists will be announced no later than January 22, 2022.
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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


Who’s Who in FBLA (updated 10.02.21)
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 “Contributor” level of the Business Achievement Awards before submission of the Who’s Who application.

Restrictions: Student applicants must be seniors.  Applicants must provide information using the PA FBLA Who’s Who in FBLA Criteria to be considered.
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 PA FBLA award winner will be nominated to the FBLA national office for recognition at the NLC.


William H. Selden Outstanding Chapter (updated 10.02.22)
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 (updated 10.02.22)
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/Production Test Competencies/Detailed Tasks Document
review this document to understand the criteria by which the test was created

Click here to get the  Format Guide necessary for this event.

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:
coming soon/being revised by National FBLA


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?


11.  National Business Achievement Awards
12.  National Champion Chapter Awards
13.  William Selden Scholarships
———->2022-23 Who’s Who Criteria (complete)

Competitive
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