Official Dress Review and Competitive Event Updates

Importance of official dress

In the wake of competition, it is pertinent for members to not only know the dress code but to also know the Georgia FBLA Official Dress. It should be followed at the Regional Leadership Conference and State Leadership Conference during competitive event performances. Not understanding the specifics of official dress may cost you or your team points at either conference. Please make sure to review the details before. To make these official dress preparation easier, here is a simple checklist to follow:

Requirements for Males:

  • A standard solid navy blazer with either khakis or a corresponding navy pair of pants
  • The FBLA patch must be placed over the left chest pocket of the blazer
  • A white collared, button-up, long-sleeved dress shirt
  • Dress Shoes (eg. oxfords, cap toe, wingtip, dress loafers)
  • Official blue FBLA necktie

Requirements for Females:

  • A standard solid navy blazer
  • Khakis or a corresponding navy pair of pants or skirt
  • If a skirt is worn, it should extend to the knee or slightly below, hemmed evenly across the bottom. The skirt may not be higher than 2 inches above the knee.
  • The FBLA patch must be placed over the left chest pocket of the blazer.
  • A white collared, button-up, long-sleeved dress shirt, blouse or shell can be worn (no t-shirts, polo/golf shirts or camisoles).
  • Dress may be open toe or slingback, but not both
  • Official blue FBLA scarf

Boots, sandals and tennis shoes are not acceptable footwear. In addition, if you know a region or state officer, you may see them wearing a red scarf or tie; however, it is important to keep in mind that ALL members are expected to wear blue scarves or ties when competing.

If you’d like to know more on the dress code in general or want to see if official dress applies to your event, you can find more details on pages 24-25 in the Chapter Planning Guide.

Competitive event updates

If you or a friend is interested in politics, Political Science may be the event for you! This event is a new objective test that has been added to the list of competitive events this year.

For those competing in Digital Video Production, the length of the video has been reduced to two minutes in order to give competitors time to present their entire video during their presentation.

The 2018-2019 topics for competitive events such as 3-D Animation, Business Ethics, and Introduction to FBLA  can be viewed on pages 20-21 in the Chapter Planning Guide.