Multimedia & Website DevelopmentCategory: Prejudged Project & Objective Test
Type: Individual This is a New Competitive Event: New event introduced for Baltimore NLC.
Prejudged project will be submitted prior to NLC, and an objective test will be administered at NLC. Both parts of the event must be completed for award eligibility.
Objective Test Competencies: Career Awareness Related to Multimedia and Website Industry; Technology Operations and Concepts; Visual Design Concepts; Animation Techniques; Gaming; Digital Audio; Web Technologies; Graphic DesignTopic: Design, build, and launch a website that features the competitor’s ability to incorporate the elements of website design, graphic layout, and proper coding techniques.
- Website topic: Promote the new LEAD Program.
- The website must include a 1-3 minute multimedia presentation that encourages members to participate in the LEAD Program.
- The website must include sound, photo and image editing, and graphics.
- The website must include at least one activity with user interaction (i.e. survey, game, etc.)
Objective Test Guidelines
- No materials may be brought to the testing site.
- Electronic devices must be turned off and out of sight.
- No calculators may be brought into the testing site; calculators will be provided.
- The project portion of the event will count for 85% of the final score, and the objective test will count for 15% of the final score.
The general event guidelines below are applicable to all national competitive events. Please review and follow these guidelines when competing at the national level. When competing at the state level, check the state guidelines since they may differ.
- Dues: Competitors must have paid FBLA national and state dues by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 1 of the current school year.
- NLC Registration: Participants must be registered for the NLC and pay the national conference registration fee in order to participate in competitive events.
- Deadlines: The state chair, or designee, must register each state competitor on the official online entry forms by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the second Friday in May.
- Each state may submit one (1) entry in all events.
- Each competitor can only compete in one (1) event.
- Each competitor must compete in all parts of an event for award eligibility.
- A team shall consist of two or three members.
Competitors are not permitted to compete in an event more than once at the NLC.
- Objective Tests: Ties are broken by comparing the correct number of answers to the last 10 questions on the exam. If a tie remains, the competitor who completed the test in a shorter amount of time will place higher. If this does not break the tie, answers to the last 20 questions will be reviewed and determine the winner.
- Reports/Projects and Performances: The report/project scores will be used to break a tie.
- Performances: Judges must break ties and all judges’ decisions are final.
- State chair/adviser must register all competitors for NLC competitive events online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the second Friday in May.
- All prejudged components (reports, websites, projects, statement of assurance) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the second Friday in May.
- All prejudged projects and reports must be submitted electronically.
- All Statements of Assurance must be submitted online.
- State chair/adviser may make name changes only (no additional entries) by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the first Friday in June. Competitor drops are the only changes allowed after this date and onsite.
The number of competitors will determine the number of winners. The maximum number of winners for each competitive event is 2.
Certain events may allow the use of additional materials. Please refer to event guidelines.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
FBLA‑PBL meets the criteria specified in the Americans with Disabilities Act for all participants who submit a special needs form.
Recording of Presentations
No unauthorized audio or video recording devices will be allowed in any competitive event. Participants in the performance events should be aware the national association reserves the right to record any performance for use in study or training materials.