2018-2019 Competitive Event Changes (High School):
Digital Video Production – Reduce length of video to two minutes. This will give competitors time to present the entire video during the presentation.
Political Science – New event. Individual objective test
2018-2019 Competitive Event Changes (Middle Level):
Business Etiquette (ML) – New event. Individual objective test
Critical Thinking (ML) – New event. A team (1-3) event where members will address a case study related to a challenge or opportunity within their chapter.
Employability Skills (ML) – This event will now have an objective test for RLC. Top 20 scorers will submit a cover letter, resume, and job application for SLC.
Impromptu Speaking (ML) – This event will submit a region pre-submission of the speech via video. The top 15 will advance to SLC.
Invention Convention (ML) – Chapters may now submit two entries at RLC
Keyboarding Applications (ML) – The events formerly known as Keyboarding Applications I and Keyboarding Applications II have now been combined to form this skills test event.
Public Speaking (ML) – This event has been restored. Members will prepare a 3 minute speech on one or more of the FBLA goals. Video submission for RLC.
Spelling Concepts (ML) – The event formerly known as Business Spelling has been renamed. The Business Spelling Bee has been discontinued.
- American Enterprise Project (ML)
- Business Spelling Bee (ML)
- Chapter Scrapbook (ML)
- Local Chapter Activities Report (ML)
2018-19 Competitive Event Topics:3-D Animation
Using 3-D animation, create an informational video related to the many geographical areas devastated by natural disasters during the past year. The video should describe how to support cities/areas affected by natural disasters and should include:
- Volunteer opportunities.
- Ways to provide aide or assistance.
- Issues related to assistance that can create additional problems.
You and/or your team are part of your school’s broadcast team. Create a broadcast event that includes the following:
- Plans of your FBLA Chapter for the school year.
- How to prevent cyberbullying on campus.
- A weather forecast.
- Senior news on campus.
Research the ethical issue of gift giving in a business setting. Be prepared to present the following:
- What could or can be accepted without disclosure.
- What should not or cannot be accepted or given.
- What should be recorded.
- How staff can seek further guidance.
Find a unique opportunity to create a shop/business to open in your local community. The business should specifically be targeted for your community. Research available real estate in your area to help secure a location for your business. The Business Financial Plan should include a name for the business, plans for needed construction and/or renovation to the building, equipment to be purchased, inventory for your launch date, hours of operation, staffing requirements, and a promotional plan.
Develop a computer program to manage the issuance of e-books to a class of students. Give the class and e-book a name. The program must complete a minimum of the following tasks:
- Track student name and grade in school with ability to enter/view/edit.
- Track the redemption codes for each individual copy of the e-book with ability to enter/view/edit codes.
- Track the issuance of e-books for a student–a redemption code may be used only once and paired with the student.
- Generate or print weekly report to show to whom books are assigned.
- 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.
You are to create a game designed to test a member’s knowledge of FBLA. The game must produce questions to be presented to the user comprising a minimum of five different FBLA related topics. Topics may include competitive events, business skills, national officers and/or running for national office, national sponsors/partners, basic parliamentary procedure, national conference (NFLC and NLC) dates/locations, FBLA history, etc. The game must be winnable. For example, you must implement a system of rewards/penalties such as points, tokens, or levels. Questions should be drawn from a question bank that presents the user a different assortment of questions every run of the game. 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 credits indicating who completed each portion/component of the development process
- The game should have a menu with an option to quit at any point
Create a video promoting Giving Tuesday donations in order to benefit FBLA. The video should discuss Giving Tuesday as the recognized Tuesday after Thanksgiving event that developed around social media and online donations, how FBLA can benefit from it, how it can impact the organization, and how/where to make a donation.
Develop an e-business website for a unique shop or business that could be opened in your local community. The business should be specifically targeted for your community. Give the shop or business a name. Include pictures, descriptions of items, and services for sale. The site needs to include purchase and shipping information, a shopping cart, and social media links.
The idea of companies implanting tiny microchips in the hands of employees is starting to take hold. This raises questions about health and privacy risk. The idea behind these chips are that workers will no longer have to bother with log-ins at their PC or swipe badges to open security doors. Be prepared to argue the affirmative that yes, companies should be allowed to require the insertion of microchips in their employees; or be prepared to argue the negative that no, companies should not be able to require that employees have these microchips embedded.
Your community is opening a new high school, and you are a member of a committee to develop promotional/branding graphics for the new high school. Give the school a name and decide upon a mascot, school colors, and a school logo. The promotional/branding graphics should include a school t-shirt, one performing arts uniform (band/choir/color guard, etc.), one sport uniform (basketball, football, softball/baseball, cheerleaders, etc.), and a decal or magnet.
Create a business presentation that revolves around how FBLA participates in and benefits from Giving Tuesday. The presentation should discuss Giving Tuesday as the recognized Tuesday after Thanksgiving event that is developed around social media and online donations, how FBLA can benefit from it, how it can impact the organization, and how/where to make a donation.
Develop an app designed to test a member’s knowledge of FBLA. Give the app a name. The app must produce questions to be presented to the user comprising a minimum of five different FBLA-related topics. Topics may include competitive events, business skills, national officers and/or running for national office, national sponsors/partners, basic parliamentary procedure, national conference (NFLC and NLC) dates/locations, FBLA history, etc.
- The app must be designed strictly for a tablet or phone
- The operating system must be mobile based such as Android or iOS
- The app should be secure and bug free
Develop a public service announcement that explains why “Soft Skills” in the workplace are important to employers in your community.
Your community is opening a new high school, and you are a member of a committee to develop a publication portfolio for the new high school. Give the school a name and decide upon a mascot, school colors, a school logo, and a mission statement/slogan. The publication portfolio should include a letterhead, a business card for the athletic director, a booster club donor card, and a rack card.
Create a social media marketing campaign to create buzz for and knowledge of FBLA’s participation in Giving Tuesday. The campaign needs to encourage social media users to make donations to the organization. The campaign should encourage individuals to donate to FBLA through the recognized Tuesday after Thanksgiving event that was developed around social media use and online donations. The planned campaign must utilize a minimum of three different social media platforms.
Accuracy is a new accounting firm that specializes in performing accounting responsibilities such as bookkeeping, taxes, audits, annual reports, and more for private and independent entrepreneurial businesses. Accuracy has hired you to create a website and must include the following components:
- Introduction to the website using a Flash or Flash-type animation
- Company overview to include its mission statement, services it offers, company history, staff information, and one other item generally found on a company’s website
- Customer service information
- Interactive calendar to view and schedule appointments and meetings with clients
- Links, site map, FAQs, pricing/rates, and a “contact us” option
Create a computer slide show presentation on economic development in your town or county.
You have been appointed as the chairperson of your chapter’s March of Dimes fundraising committee. Present an elevator speech about the mission of the March of Dimes and how they help premature babies and their families.
Design, build, and launch a website to keep your Middle Level chapter informed about chapter activities for the 2018-19 school year. The website should include, but is not limited to, the following:
- A theme and logo
- A form for potential members to complete in order to join your chapter
- At least one video giving an update of your chapter’s weekly or monthly activities
- A calendar listing your chapter’s activities for the year
Develop a PSA promoting your town or a town nearby for tourism
High School Events
High School RLC Competitive Events:
These events require members to compete at RLC in order to advance to SLC
- Accounting I
- Banking & Financial Systems
- Broadcast Journalism
- Business Calculations
- Business Communication
- Business Ethics
- Business Plan
- Client Service
- Computer Applications
- Database Design & Applications
- Digital Video Production
- Electronic Career Portfolio
- Emerging Business Issues
- Future Business Leader
- Global Business
- Graphic Design
- Help Desk
- Hospitality Management
- Impromptu Speaking
- Introduction to Business Communication
- Introduction to Business Presentation
- Introduction to Financial Math
- Introduction to Information Technology
- Introduction to Public Speaking
- Management Decision Making
- Management Information Systems
- Parliamentary Procedure
- Personal Finance
- Political Science
- Public Service Announcement
- Public Speaking
- Publication Design
- Sales Presentation
- Social Media Campaign
- Sports & Entertainment Management
- Spreadsheet Applications
- Website Design
- Word Processing
High School SLC Competitive Events:
* Denotes events that require a member to have qualified at RLC
- 3-D Animation
- *Accounting I
- Accounting II
- American Enterprise Project
- *Banking & Financial Systems
- *Broadcast Journalism
- *Business Calculations
- *Business Communication
- *Business Ethics
- Business Financial Plan
- Business Law
- *Business Plan
- *Client Service
- Coding & Programming
- Commmunity Service Project
- *Computer Applications
- Computer Game & Simulation Programming
- Computer Problem Solving
- Cyber Security
- *Database Design & Applications
- *Digital Video Production
- *Electronic Career Portfolio
- *Emerging Business Issues
- *Future Business Leader
- *Global Business
- *Graphic Design
- Healthcare Administration
- *Help Desk
- *Hospitality Management
- *Impromptu Speaking
- Insurance & Risk Management
- Introduction to Business
- *Introduction to Business Communication
- *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
- Local Chapter Annual Business Report
- *Management Decision Making
- *Management Information Systems
- 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
ML Competitive 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 Slide Show Presentation
- Critical Thinking
- Desktop Publishing
- Digital Citizenship
- Elevator Speech
- Employability Skills
- FBLA Concepts
- Impromptu Speaking
- Introduction to Business Communication
- Introduction to Computer Science & Coding
- Invention Convention
- Keyboarding Applications
- Marketing Concepts
- Microsoft Office Concepts
- Multimedia & Website Development
- Outstanding Middle Level Adviser
- Outstanding Middle Level Supporter
- Parliamentary Procedure Concepts
- Public Speaking
- Social Media Concepts
- Spelling Concepts
- Video Public Service Announcement
- Young Leader Award