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

2017 Competitive Event Changes:

Advertising – New online objective test event at RLC and SLC.

Business Ethics – This event will now allow an entry by an individual or by a team of 2-3
members.

Computer Game & Simulation Programming – Must submit SLC entry via URL.

Desktop Application Programming – renamed Coding & Programming. Must submit SLC entry via URL.

Electronic Career Portfolio – Must submit RLC entry via URL.

Emerging Business Issues – This event will now allow an entry by an individual or by a team of 2-3
members.

Journalism – New online objective test event at RLC and SLC.

Mobile Application Development – Must submit SLC entry via URL.

Organizational Leadership – New online objective test event at RLC and SLC.

Computer Concepts – Middle Level & Internet Concepts – Middle Level – These events have been combined and will now be called Computer & Internet Concepts – Middle Level 

Microsoft Office Concepts – Middle Level – new ML online objective test that will begin at RLC.

 

Topics

2016-17 Competitive Event Topics:

3-D Animation

Many companies are required to protect the environment and “go green.” Use 3D animation in a promotional/marketing video to show the importance of going green as an important business sustainability step.

Business Ethics

Research the ethical issues of social media platform checks in relation to employment.

Business Financial Plan

You are planning to open a Family Entertainment Center (FEC) in a city with a population of approximately 200,000. You will lease an existing 30,000 square foot building that is currently empty with nothing but four outside walls in an area that is already properly zoned for your business venture. You can design your FEC as you wish, but it must be completely indoors and include an arcade and food. You will also be offering party packages to your customers. You will need to name your FEC, create the theme, and design the floor plan for needed construction/renovation. You will need to purchase equipment, furnishings, and inventory for your decided launch date. You will need to determine hours of operation, decide staffing requirements, and create marketing and advertising plans.

Coding & Programming

Develop a database program to manage the general operations of a Family Entertainment Center (FEC). Give the FEC a name. The program must allow the user to complete at minimum the following tasks:

  • Enter/view/edit a list of employees
  • Create/edit a weekly work schedule for employees
  • Generate/print weekly schedule reports
  • Enter attendance of customers
  • Enter/track, generate, and print report(s) showing customer attendance by time of day (AM/PM) and day of week.
Computer Game & Simulation Programming

Create a 1980’s style video arcade game.  The game must include:

  • at least three (3) levels of play
  • 3 lives/chances
  • keep score
  • run on a PC using Windows 7 or newer
  • be a standalone executable program
  • be virus and malware free
  • contain a celebratory event and conclusion
  • leaderboard
  • audio and visual indicator that the game has been completed
  • run solely by keyboard stroke
  • qualify for a maximum ESRB rating of E10+
Digital Video Production

Create a promotional video for a new, member original TV series or movie.  The rating should meet “G” requirements.

E-Business

Create a site that would allow a platform for a digital yard sale to raise funds to attend NLC.  The site must include a shopping cart and a place to donate funds for those not wishing to make a purchase.  The items must be searchable.  A contact form must be available.

Emerging Business Issues

In the ever changing world of business communication and demand for instantaneous information, discuss the issues surrounding cloud computing in relation to storage, access and security.  Be prepared to argue the affirmative, that cloud computing would positively answer the demand for instantaneous information; and be prepared to argue the negative, that cloud computing is not the answer to instantaneous information.

Graphic Design

You have been hired as a graphic designer for a new Family Entertainment Center (FEC) opening in a city with a population of approximately 200,000.  Provide a branding package for the owners that would include a name for the FEC, logo, theme, store front design, interior and exterior signage, and menu boards.

Introduction to Business Presentation

Create a presentation for professional members, local businesses, and/or vendors to encourage participation in and benefits of judging opportunities at FBLA competitions.

Mobile Application Development

Create a mobile application that would allow a platform for a digital yard sale to raise funds to attend NLC.  The app should allow for the donation of items, including picture, suggested price, and a rating for the condition of the item.  The app should allow for interaction/comments on the items.  Code should be error free.

Public Service Announcement

Develop a public service announcement that addresses the safety and security surrounding the use of drones.

Publication Design

Create a publication portfolio promoting a new, member original TV series or movie.  The portfolio should include a poster, character cutout design, ¼ page newspaper advertisement, and three additional promotional products.  Everything should meet “G” rating requirements.

Social Media Campaign

Create a social media marketing campaign to create buzz surrounding an upcoming, new, member original TV series or movie.  Use a minimum of three different social media platforms.  Everything should meet “G” rating requirements.

Website Design

Develop a website for a new Family Entertainment Center (FEC) opening in a city with a population of approximately 200,000.  Name the FEC.  The FEC will be offering a variety of activities of your choice with a snack bar.  The FEC will offer party packages to their customers.  The website should allow customers to check availability for parties and make party reservations online.  The site should also include a contact page

Computer Slide Show Presentation - Middle Level

Create a computer slide show presentation on the responsible use of social media.

Web Page Creation - Middle Level

Create a Web page that keeps members informed of your Middle Level chapter’s activities. Information that could be included might be meeting dates, upcoming activities, competitive events information, etc. Your Web page should include photos and at least one external link.

Video Public Service Announcement - Middle Level

Develop a public service announcement to get students at your school to join FBLA. Be creative!!!!!!!

High School Events

Group A High School Competitive Events:

Members may enter up to two (2) events in this category.

Group B High School Competitive Events:

Members may enter only one (1) event in this group, but may also enter an event from another group.

 

Multi-Event Eligibility:

Members may compete in up to two events; however, members may NOT compete in two Group B events.  Members may compete in Local Chapter Annual Business Report as well as two other events.

Although members may compete in two events at SLC, only one entry per member is allowed at NLC. Should a competitor qualify for more than one NLC event, he or she must choose ONE by the event confirmation deadline.

Middle Level Events

ML Competitive Events:

Members may enter up to two (2) events.

  • American Enterprise Project
  • Battle of the Chapters
  • Business Computations
  • Business Concepts
  • Business Spelling
  • Career Exploration
  • Chapter of the Year
  • Chapter Scrapbook
  • Community Service Project
  • Computer & Internet Concepts
  • Computer Slide Show Presentation
  • Creed
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Employability Skills
  • FBLA Concepts
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Invention Convention
  • Keyboarding Applications I
  • Keyboarding Applications II
  • Local Chapter Activities Report
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Microsoft Office  Concepts
  • Outstanding Middle Level Adviser
  • Outstanding Middle Level Member
  • Outstanding Middle Level Supporter
  • Parliamentary Procedure Concepts
  • Personal Financial Concepts
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media Concepts
  • Spreadsheet
  • Video Public Service Announcement
  • Web Page Creation