FBLA Competitive Event Topics (2022)

  • Broadcast Journalism

Broadcast Journalism

You or your team members work for a local news station. Write, develop, and deliver a live news report with at least one pre-recorded interview. Cover at least three of the following areas or stories:

  • Business (global) – A story or current event impacting the global economy
  • Entrepreneurship (local) – A story about a local business (real or fictional) in the area
  • Event – A story about the FBLA State or National Leadership Conference
  • Education – A report on financial literacy
  • Finance – A report on the stock market, interest rates, or another current financial event
  • Business Ethics

Business Ethics

The topic/case study for this event will be fully released in August. The topic will relate to the following:

  • The ethics of an art club supervisor possibly purchasing lower-quality supplies for this year’s Craft Fair. Click here to access the full topic/case study.
  • Business Financial Plan

Business Financial Plan

Create a business financial plan to start a new food truck business in your community. Determine what type of food truck will benefit your community and the funds needed for the start-up. Include data or research that will help to make informed decisions about future resources and goals. Include the general operating costs of your food truck, start-up costs, and a plan of action of where to park your mobile business.

Coding & Programming

Develop a program that will help improve student involvement at your school. This original computer program will track student participation and attendance at school events. Once students participate or attend events, they are awarded points. You must have a way to pick a random winner each quarter from each grade level, as well as the student with the top point accumulation. The number of points a person has accumulated will translate to the prize they will win. You will need to have at least three prizes (a school reward, a food reward, and a school spirit item).

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  • Assign a point value for participating in or attending events.
  • Must have at least five sporting events and five non-sports school events.
  • Track students’ names, grades, points.
  • Generate a report at the end of the quarter to show points per student in each grade.
  • 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, checkboxes, date picker, or other relevant control types.
  • All data entry must be validated with appropriate user notification and error messages including the use of required fields.

Computer Game & Simulation Programming

In 2022, Wordle and similar word games were all the rage across the world. Develop a word game with rules and a theme of your choice.

  • The game should be an executable game, either through the Internet or through a local installation (review guidelines about Internet access at the National Leadership Conference).
  • The game should contain a scoreboard.
  • The game should contain a leaderboard and celebratory messages.
  • The game should have a minimum of three levels.
  • The game should have an instructional display.
  • Data Analysis

Data Analysis

WidgetCo is a new international business selling widgets to customers in China, France, Canada, and the United States. In determining the suitability to conduct business in these countries, WidgetCo executives need an effective data analysis of the datasets that are available. You are working on WidgetCo’s data analysis team. Your team will provide recommendations to the WidgetCo executives about opportunities and challenges that they may encounter now or in the future. Using the datasets given, in addition to your own supplemental research, analyze the data and provide analyses and recommendations about the opportunities and challenges facing the business.

The following datasets are given for each country (China, France, Canada, and the United States)

  • Population, total
  • Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)
  • Life expectancy at birth, total (years)
  • Population growth (annual %)
  • Net migration
  • Human Capital Index (HCI) (scale 0-1)
  • GDP (current US$)
  • GDP per capita (current US$)
  • GDP growth (annual %)
  • Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)
  • Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)
  • Personal remittances, received (% of GDP)

Open-source datasets provided by the World Bank at World Bank Group – International Development, Poverty, & Sustainability.

  • Digital Animation

Digital Animation

Create an animated advertisement for a new technology product. Examples include, but are not limited to, a smartphone, laptop, tablet, or smartwatch. All content must be original.

  • Digital Video Production

Digital Video Production

Create a promotional video for an event in your community or school, with teenagers in your community as the target audience. All video content must be original.

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  • E-business

E-business

Develop and create an E-business site for a local bed and breakfast, hotel, or other lodging venue in your community. The business can be real or fictional. The website should include a company identity including a name, logo, and brand. The website should have elements of a typical lodging facility including contact information, the ability to make reservations, view different room types, view amenities, and local attractions. Ensure that your E-business site includes:

  • An e-commerce tool showing prices for different lodging types
  • A scheduling toolallowing customers to book lodging
  • An API to an online map service showing different local attractions

The E-business site does NOT need to be published; however, if you publish the website, you must obtain permissions in accordance with the competitive event guidelines and proper copyright law.

Graphic Design

Your organization has been hired as a consultant to design a new brand identity for a new, fictional nonprofit organization. The fictional nonprofit is an organization that supports youth development with afterschool programs and summer camps. Give the non-profit a name. The brand should be modern, bright, and vibrant to attract youth. In accordance with your brand guidelines, design a t-shirt, a baseball cap, a toy, and two other promotional items of your choice.

  • Introduction to Business Presentation

Introduction to Business Presentation

You are trying to raise money to attend a business leadership training program in New York City. This would be a week-long summer program that will cost $2,000. You will prepare a presentation that can be used in front of potential sponsors from your community. Be sure to include why you should attend, and the benefit you will receive and bring back to your school.

  • Introduction to Public Speaking
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Introduction to Public Speaking

Develop and deliver a speech based on the following topic: My biggest concern for the future is…

  • Introduction to Social Media Strategy

Introduction to Social Media Strategy

Create a social media campaign to promote involvement in FBLA at your school.Address the following in your social media strategy:

  • A schedule of social media posts
  • An example of social media posts
  • The promotional plan of the campaign
  • The plan to develop awareness of FBLA

Do not create live accounts.

  • Mobile Application Development

Mobile Application Development

Create a mobile application for your school to help keep parents and the community up to date. The app needs to include upcoming events, important information such as school calendar and activities schedule, a way for teachers and students to share photos, and a way for parents to notify school of student absences. The app must also include one additional item that is recommended by your administration.

  • The app must be designed for a phone/tablet.
  • The operating system must be mobile based such as Android or iOS.
  • The app should state its licensing and terms of use.
  • Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement

After recovering from the global pandemic many social issues in our communities and country have been brought to light. Develop a Public Service Announcement about a social issue that affects teenagers. Your job is to bring awareness about that topic to your peers, school, and community.

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  • Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Develop and deliver a speech based on the following topic: How should higher education transform to better serve the needs of students and the workforce?

  • Publication Design

Publication Design

You have been asked by your school activities director to create a publication highlighting the activities within your school. You will develop a five-page online magazine showcasing your school’s activities, including:

  • A print advertisement for a club or organization
  • A story about a school activity or event
  • Three other pages including information and designs of your choice.
  • Social Media Strategies

Social Media Strategies

Create a social media campaign to advocate for awareness about food insecurity in your community. This should bring awareness of the issue and provide solutions to help solve the problem. Address the following in your social media strategy:

  • A schedule of social media posts
  • An example of social media posts
  • The promotional plan of the campaign
  • The plan to develop awareness of the issue.

Do not create live accounts.

  • Website Design

Website Design

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Develop a website for a local business. This business can be real or fictional, but must serve the members of your community. The website should include the following elements:

  • Header with logo
  • Favicon
  • Call to action button
  • Form to subscribe to receive announcements
  • Navigation menu
  • Footer to include credits to website creators and copyright information

The website does NOT need to be published; however, if you publish the website, you must obtain permissions in accordance with the competitive event guidelines and proper copyright law.

FAQs

What event has the best and brightest of FBLA? ›

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FBLA-PBL members have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA and PBL convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits.

What are the 3 goals of Fbla? ›

The specific goals of FBLA are to: Develop competent, aggressive business leadership. Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work. Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.

What are the four divisions of Fbla? ›

There are four divisions of FBLA - middle school, high school, college, and professional.

What are the official colors of Fbla? ›

The official colors of FBLA shall be blue and gold.
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The specific goals of FBLA are to:
  • Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
  • Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
  • Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.

What are four competitive events in FBLA? ›

  • Learn & Earn.
  • Facebook Certified Trainer Program.
  • Intuit Social Innovation Challenge.
  • The Stock Market Game.

What are three inappropriate dresses for FBLA? ›

UNACCEPTABLE ATTIRE INCLUDES:

Denim, chambray, or flannel fabric clothing of any kind. Overalls, shorts, skorts, capris, stretch or stirrup pants, exercise or bike shorts. Low-cut, backless, see-through, tight-fitting, spaghetti straps, or strapless blouses/tops/dresses.

Does FBLA help you get into college? ›

The awards and recognition that FBLA offers its student members the chance to win can help a student beef up their college application so that they application really jumps off of the page when it arrives at the desks of admissions officers at some of the best colleges and universities in the country.

What is the dress code for females in FBLA? ›

Business suit; or ❖ Coordinated business pantsuit; or ❖ Business dress; or ❖ Skirt with blouse or sweater. ❖ Closed toe and closed heel business dress shoes are required. ❖ Nylons are not required. Trouser/dress socks are acceptable with the coordinated business pantsuit.

What is one of the top five reasons students join FBLA? ›

Why You Should Join FBLA
  • Trips. Based on competition performance, members within the organization have the opportunity to travel and attend conferences. ...
  • Scholarships. As an organization, FBLA offers numerous scholarship opportunities for their members. ...
  • Awards. ...
  • Networking. ...
  • Business Career Preparation.
19 Sept 2018

What grades can join FBLA? ›

Who can join FBLA? Students who want a successful career in the future and are in grades 9-12 can join.

What are the nine goals of FBLA? ›

Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism. Encourage and practice efficient money management. Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty. Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.

How do you qualify for FBLA nationals? ›

The students competed in 21 different events; in order to qualify for nationals, they needed to earn in the top 4 of their respective event out of the 21 state qualifiers. The National Competition has been moved to a virtual conference where the students will be presenting over Zoom calls throughout the month of June.

What does POW stand for FBLA? ›

FBLA Scavenger Hunt
QuestionAnswer
P.O. W. stands for:Program of Work
The program that rewards members for recruiting 5 new members is called:Membership Madness
Due Date for BAA:March 1
The largest division of FBLA-PBL is:FBLA
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How many goals do FBLA have? ›

What are 3 goals of FBLA~PBL? The goals of FBLA-PBL are to: Develop competent, aggressive business leadership. home, business, and community.

What font does FBLA use? ›

Font. The FBLA logo with a flag features an italic all-cap serif font.

How do I choose a FBLA event? ›

Choosing your FBLA Competitive Event. Do you Feel Comfortable Speaking in front of a small audience? Would you like to Work on a Project, presentation, or report that shows your business knowledge or skills? Would you like to work as part of a team?

Does FBLA give scholarships? ›

Eligibility: FBLA members are eligible for JWU scholarships up to full tuition. By completing an application for admission to JWU and indicating FBLA membership, students are automatically considered for our National Student Organizations scholarship program and all its benefits.

Are FBLA tests multiple choice? ›

Each test has 100 multiple choice questions. There is no penalty for incorrect answers, so record an answer to every question.

What is the FBLA theme for 2021 22? ›

FBLA-PBL has officially announced the 2021-22 theme: “Success Starts Here”! Advisers – graphics and marketing materials will be available to you via our Leadership Community & website post NLC, so stay tuned! Success starts at FBLA-PBL!

How does FBLA benefit? ›

FBLA High School helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs.

What is the FBLA creed? ›

FBLA-PBL CREED

I believe education is the right of every person. I believe the future depends on mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational institutions, as well as people around the world.

Does DECA look good on college applications? ›

In addition to placing in competitions, DECA members can win awards like the DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award, which looks impressive on college applications. Even better, DECA's scholarship program annually provides more than $200,000 in scholarships to DECA members.

What is the difference between DECA and FBLA? ›

“DECA is almost strictly business coupled with verbal and presentation,” senior Jack Fiorella said. “FBLA is more concerned with the test taking portion for instance and expands on more things that are connected with business.

What do you do in FBLA competitions? ›

FBLA competitive events also prepare students for successful careers in business by providing opportunities to apply classroom concepts in a workforce-simulated competitive environment. At the State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills.

Can you wear open toed shoes for FBLA? ›

In addition, sling-back shoes, open-toe shoes, and sleeveless dresses are accepted.

What should a personal assistant wear? ›

Your attire, men and women alike, should be a conservative business suit. For men and women both, I recommend suit pants. Employers have told me behind the scenes that they feel skirts can be dangerous.

How many members does FBLA have? ›

FBLA offers students the opportunity to success in college and their future careers. With over 196,950 members in 5,200+ chapters across the country, your FBLA journey can start today!

What are two FBLA benefits? ›

Believe it or not, being part of the FBLA goes beyond giving you leadership opportunities at an early age. When you are a member, you are entitled to exclusive discounts. You'll also get other benefits in hotels, car rentals, restaurants, shopping districts, educational resources and even insurance.

How joining FBLA might help you become a better student? ›

FBLA members gain the skills, knowledge, real-world experience, and connections necessary to succeed in business. They build confidence, make friends with like-minded students, and can even earn recognition, awards, and scholarships.

What is BAA in FBLA? ›

Enhance leadership skills, expand business knowledge, contribute to local communities, and earn recognition. The Business Achievement Awards (BAA) are an individual achievement award program for active, paid high school student members in FBLA.

How do I choose a FBLA event? ›

Choosing your FBLA Competitive Event. Do you Feel Comfortable Speaking in front of a small audience? Would you like to Work on a Project, presentation, or report that shows your business knowledge or skills? Would you like to work as part of a team?

Does FBLA look good for college? ›

As these competitions put an emphasis on important values such as service, education, and leadership, any student who gets involved in FBLA can rest assured that their applications will look incredible once they get into the hands of college admissions officers in some of the best schools in the country.

What is the national theme for this school year FBLA 2022? ›

For FBLA Week 2022, we will focus on connections, creativity and unity. We hope you take advantage of these opportunities to further your relationships and leadership experiences.

What does FBLA stand for? ›

FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America.

Are FBLA tests multiple choice? ›

Each test has 100 multiple choice questions. There is no penalty for incorrect answers, so record an answer to every question.

How long do FBLA tests take? ›

Individual Objective Test & Role Play A 60‑minute test administered during the National Leadership Conference. Competitors will test individually.

How many questions are on FBLA objective test? ›

OBJECTIVE TEST TIPS

All objective tests are ​completed online​and consist of​ 100 multiple choice questions.

What is the best club to join in high school? ›

Common After-School Clubs:
  • Film Club.
  • Cooking Club.
  • Foreign Language Club.
  • Improv Club.
  • Future Medical Professional Club.
  • Soup Kitchen Club.
  • Photography Club.
  • Art History Club.

What are 5 reasons that students join FBLA? ›

Below are 6 benefits of joining the FBLA.
  • It aims to develop future leaders. ...
  • It offers scholarship programs. ...
  • It opens unique doors of opportunities. ...
  • It teaches you what matters. ...
  • It entitles you to exclusive discounts and added benefits. ...
  • It makes you a better person.
28 Feb 2017

What high school clubs look best for college? ›

Any or all of the following are among the best extracurricular activities for college applications.
  • Leadership Activities. ...
  • Internships. ...
  • Athletic Participation. ...
  • Work Experience. ...
  • Academic Teams and Clubs. ...
  • Creative Pursuits. ...
  • Technological Skills. ...
  • Political Activism.
30 Nov 2020

Does FBLA give scholarships? ›

Eligibility: FBLA members are eligible for JWU scholarships up to full tuition. By completing an application for admission to JWU and indicating FBLA membership, students are automatically considered for our National Student Organizations scholarship program and all its benefits.

How do you qualify for FBLA nationals? ›

The students competed in 21 different events; in order to qualify for nationals, they needed to earn in the top 4 of their respective event out of the 21 state qualifiers. The National Competition has been moved to a virtual conference where the students will be presenting over Zoom calls throughout the month of June.

What is the dress code for FBLA? ›

Business suit with collared dress shirt and necktie; or ❖ Sport coat, dress slacks, collared dress shirt, and necktie; or ❖ Dress slacks, collared dress shirt, and necktie. ❖ Dress shoes and dress socks are required. ❖ A banded collar shirt may be worn only if a sport coat or business suit is worn.

What grades can join FBLA? ›

Who can join FBLA? Students who want a successful career in the future and are in grades 9-12 can join.

What are the nine goals of FBLA? ›

Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism. Encourage and practice efficient money management. Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty. Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.

How many students are FBLA? ›

FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 210,000 members, while the postsecondary division reaches almost 10,000 college students.

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1. Intro To Public Speaking | FBLA Competitive Event 2020-2021
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4. 2018 3-D Animation, 1st Place
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5. FBLA & PBL Competitive Events Webinar - Round 2
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