Competitive Events

Georgia FBLA members are given the opportunity to compete in nearly 100 different competitive events at the region, state, and national levels. These events include objective tests, interviews, technical skills tests, written reports, and performances.

 

Changes

2019-2020 Competitive Event Changes (High School):

Business Plan – Report length has been shortened to 15 pages

Future Business Leader – Only the top 20 on the RLC objective test will advance to SLC.

Local Chapter Annual Business Report – a performance component will be added to this event at SLC and NLC.

Social Media Campaign – The RLC prejudged component will now be replaced with a presentation to a panel of judges at RLC.

Banking & Financial Systems, Entrepreneurship, Global Business, Hospitality Management, Management Decision Making, Marketing, and Sports & Entertainment Management – No more super teams will be allowed at SLC or NLC.  Therefore, teams will take a collaborative test and the top 12 teams statewide will advance to SLC.  The four teams with the top overall SLC scores will advance to NLC. 

Management Information Systems and Network Design – No more super teams will be allowed at SLC or NLC.  Therefore, teams will take a collaborative test and the top seven teams statewide will advance to SLC.  The four teams with the top overall SLC scores will advance to NLC. 

Parliamentary Procedure – No more super teams will be allowed at NLC.  Only teams of four or five competitors will be allowed.  The seven teams with the top RLC averages will advance to SLC.  Up to four teams with the top overall SLC scores will advance to NLC.

2019-2020 Competitive Event Changes (Middle Level):

Business Etiquette – This event will now be offered as a region event.

Computer Applications – This event will combined Keyboarding Applications and Spreadsheet into a single event.

Computer Slide Show Presentation – This event has been retired.

Digital Citizenship – This event will now be offered as a region event.

Employability Skills – This event will consist solely of an online objective test at region and at state.

Impromptu Speaking – This event has been retired.

Spelling Concepts – This event has been retired.

Topics

2019-20 Competitive Event Topics:

3-D Animation

Using 3-D animation, create an informational video to train new FBLA chapter officers. The video should include

  • Team Building 
  • Officer Duties 
  • Developing a Program of Work
Broadcast Journalism

You and/or your team are part of your school’s broadcast team. Create a broadcast event that includes the following:

  • Social media/cell phones on campus 
  • Financial Literacy story for your audience
  • Sports story from your campus
Business Ethics

Research the ethical issues of photo manipulation related to journalistic practices and public opinion.

Business Financial Plan

Create a Business Financial Plan for a local rental business that will also do business online. The business should be specifically targeted for your community. The Business Financial Plan should include a name for the business, what items you will be renting, plans for needed construction and/or renovation to the building, equipment to be purchased, inventory for your launch date, hours of operation, staffing requirements, information on developing your e–business website, a promotional plan, and a social media plan

Coding & Programming

Develop an original computer program to track hours for the Community Service Awards program for your chapter members. The program must complete a minimum of the following tasks:

  • Track student name, student number, and grade in school with ability to enter/view/edit
  • Track the total community service hours per student with the ability to enter/view/edit
  • Track the Community Service Award program category per student with the ability to enter/view/edit 
  • Generate or print weekly/monthly report to show total number of community service hours per student 
  • Data must be stored persistently. Storage may be in a relational database, a document oriented NoSQL database, flat text files, flat JSON, or XML files
  • The user interface must be a GUI with a minimum of five different control types including such things as drop – down lists, text fields, check boxes, emails, or other relevant control types. 
  • All data entry must be validated with appropriate user notifications and error messages including the use of required fields
Computer Game & Simulation Programming

Develop a 2D side scrolling game about the FBLA Business Achievement Awards (BAA) Program 

  • Give the game a name. The game must have a winning condition (points). You must implement a system of rewards (tokens), obstacles (penalties), a minimum of four levels, and lives. There must be an increase in difficulty as the levels increase 
  • The game must be compatible with a Windows 7 or newer operating system 
  • The game should be secure and bug free 
  • The game should utilize two of the following: keyboard, touchscreen, and/or mouse 
  • The game must be compatible for a maximum ESRB rating of E10+ 
  • The game should have an instructional display 
  • The game should have a menu with start and exit/quit at any point and a score board at the end 
Digital Video Production

Create a video promoting a new discount airline. The airline serves the states surrounding the one in which you live. The video should promote the new airline, include a theme/slogan, share information about flight schedules, and describe the frequent flyer program 

E-Business

Create an E–business website for a local rental business that will also do business online. The business should be specifically targeted for your community. The E–business site should include a name for the business and what items you will be renting. Include pictures and descriptions of items for rent. The site needs to include purchase and shipping information, a shopping cart, and social media links. (NOTE: No actual social media accounts should be created for this event.) 

Emerging Business Issues

The traditional work environment is changing as technology provides employees the ability to work from anywhere.  How is this trend positively and negatively, affecting the modern business environment and employee collaboration? 

Graphic Design

Your company has been hired to create the name for a new and upcoming music artist/band. You and/or your team will develop the promotional/branding graphics for the new artist/band. The artist/band will need an identity with a name, logo, and webpage banner. The package should also include graphics for a t-shirt, the cargo vehicle graphics (vehicle to move equipment from one performance to another), and the stage design 

Introduction to Business Presentation

Prepare a presentation discussing how the news/media industry can recover from a tarnished image 

Mobile Application Development

Develop an app for local chapters to manage their chapters 

  • The app must include: App Name, About FBLA, Join FBLA (form), Calendar, links to FBLA websites, Local Officer Team, links to Social Media, Competitive Events, Current Events, Sign-up for a current event (form for either competitive event, fundraiser, or community service), Q& A and Contact Us 
  • The app must include a way to track chapter meeting attendance 
  • The app must be designed for a phone/tablet 
  • The operating system must be mobile based such as Android or iO 
  • The app should state its licensing and terms of use 
Public Service Announcement

Create a Public Service Announcement about the importance of financial literacy for teens 

Publication Design

Your company has been hired to create the name for a new and upcoming music artist/band. You and/or your team will develop publication items for the new artist/band. You and/or your team will create the name and logo of the artist/band. In addition, an event poster, an event banner, an event venue setup/layout, and a news release must be created 

Social Media Campaign

Financial literacy is important for financial health in the future. Plan a social media campaign to increase an FBLA member’s knowledge of finances and the impact of personal financial literacy training.  (NOTE: No live social media accounts should be created for this event.) 

Website Design

Create a website for a new discount airline. This airline serves the states surrounding the one in which you live. The airline has hired you to create a website. The website must include 

  • Airline name and theme/slogan 
  • Introduction to the airline that includes animation 
  • Flight schedules, with the ability to book flights 
  • Information on the frequent flyer program 
  • How to apply for a job with the airline 
  • Social media links (NOTE: No live social media accounts should be created for this event.) 
Elevator Speech - Middle Level

You and other members of your FBLA-Middle Level chapter are on your way to your first National Leadership Conference. The woman sitting next to you on the airplane notices the FBLA t-shirt you are wearing and asks what FBLA is. In a 30-second elevator speech, share with this woman FBLA’s mission and how you have benefitted from membership in FBLA.

Multimedia & Website Development - Middle Level

Design, build, and launch a website that introduces your new FBLA-Middle Level chapter to the other students in your school. The website must include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • An animated theme and logo that includes music
  • A form for potential members to complete in order to join your chapter
  • A video from your chapter president welcoming potential members to the website and inviting them to check out FBLA-Middle Level by attending one of your regularly scheduled meetings
Video Public Service Announcement - Middle Level

Create a 60-second PSA on “Why is financial literacy important?”

Competitive Events

High School RLC Competitive Events:

These events require members to compete at RLC in order to advance to SLC

High School SLC Competitive Events:

* Denotes events that require a member to have qualified at RLC 

  • *Introduction to Business Presentation
  • Introduction to Business Procedures
  • Introduction to FBLA
  • *Introduction to Financial Math
  • *Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
  • *Introduction to Public Speaking
  • *Job Interview
  • Journalism
  • Local Chapter Annual Business Report
  • *Management Decision Making
  • *Management Information Systems
  • *Marketing
  • Mobile Application Development
  • *Network Design
  • Networking Concepts
  • Organizational Leadership
  • *Parliamentary Procedure
  • Partnership with Business Project
  • *Personal Finance
  • Political Science
  • *Public Service Announcement
  • *Public Speaking II
  • *Publication Design
  • *Sales Presentation
  • Securities & Investments
  • *Social Media Campaign
  • *Sports & Entertainment Management
  • *Spreadsheet Applications
  • *Website Design
  • *Word Processing

Middle Level Events

Middle Level Events:

Members may enter up to two (2) events.

Battle of the Chapters

  • Business Computations
  • Business Concepts
  • Business Etiquette
  • Business Math & Financial Literacy
  • Career Exploration
  • Chapter of the Year
  • Community Service Project
  • Computer & Internet Concepts
  • Computer Applications
  • Creed
  • Critical Thinking
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Elevator Speech
  • Employability Skills
  • FBLA Concepts
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Introduction to Computer Science & Coding
  • Invention Convention
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Microsoft Office  Concepts
  • Multimedia & Website Development
  • Outstanding Middle Level Adviser
  • Outstanding Middle Level Supporter
  • Parliamentary Procedure Concepts
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media Concepts
  • Video Public Service Announcement
  • Young Leader Award