FBLA Competitive Events
The FBLA National Awards Program, also known as competitive events, recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. At the State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners are then eligible to compete for national awards at the National Leadership Conference each summer.
Each event is governed by specific guidelines and rating sheets that can be found below, and in the Competitive Events section of the FBLA Chapter Management Handbook (CMH). Make sure you are using the most recent version of the guidelines (see below) to prepare for your competition.
Competitive events fall into three categories: individual, team, and chapter. Individual and team events focus on skills useful in leadership and career development; chapter events recognize overall achievement and performance in chapter management and growth.
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How to Prepare
The best way for students to prepare for FBLA's competitive events is the FBLA Competitive Events Online Reference Guide. This comprehensive resource includes event guidelines, rating sheets, and videos. Make sure you are using the most recent version of the guidelines (see below) to prepare for your competition.
2015-16 Event Guidelines, Rating Sheets, and Format Guide
For more information on participating in FBLA competitive events, please contact your state adviser.
2/8/16—Updated Publication Design Specific Guidelines (last bullet)
12/8/15—Updated Publication Design Performance Rating Sheet