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. FBLA competitive events also prepare students for successful careers in business by providing opportunities to apply classroom concepts in a workforce-simulated competitive environment.

The competitive event guidelines and competencies that follow were created for competitors, advisers, and event judges.

Past competitive events winners.

New and Modified Events/Procedure Changes, Topics for 2017-18

Please review the new and modified events, and the topics for the upcoming year:

Want to suggest a new or modified national competitive event? Submit your recommendations.

Qualifying for FBLA Competitive Events

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. States may modify the events offered at the district/region and state level. Always check your state guidelines if competing at the district/region and/or state level competition.

View the “Choose Your FBLA Competitive Event” flow chart.

FBLA Competitive Events Guidelines

Each event is governed by specific guidelines and rating sheets. Once you choose an event, please review the guidelines closely.

View all FBLA events with ratings sheets.

Competitors can choose to compete in individual events, as part of a team, or as part of a chapter team:

  • Individual
  • Team
  • Chapter

There are also events specifically for high school students in grades 9-10.

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.

There are a number of event categories competitors can choose from:

Open Events

Open, online testing events are open to any FBLA member present at the National Leadership Conference.  Prerequisites or registration is not required.  The open event tests differ each year.  The top winner of each open event is recognized during the awards ceremony.

Pilot Events

A person competing in a pilot event is eligible to compete in another individual or team event.  The top five (5) winners are recognized during the awards ceremony.

Name Name Type Category
  Name for Printing Individual
Team
Chapter
Test
Present
Interview
9th & 10th Grade
Name Name Type Category
3-D Animation 3-D Animation Individual, Team Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Accounting I Accounting I Individual Objective Test
Accounting II Accounting II Individual Objective Test
Advertising Advertising Individual Objective Test
Agribusiness Agribusiness Individual Objective Test
American Enterprise Project American Enterprise Project Chapter Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Banking & Financial Systems Banking & Financial Systems Individual, Team Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Broadcast Journalism    New   Broadcast Journalism --New-- Individual, Team Presentation with Equipment
Business Calculations Business Calculations Individual Objective Test
Business Communication Business Communication Individual Objective Test
Business Ethics Business Ethics Individual, Team Presentation without Equipment
Business Financial Plan Business Financial Plan Individual, Team Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Business Law Business Law Individual Objective Test
Business Plan Business Plan Individual, Team Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Client Service Client Service Individual Presentation without Equipment
Coding & Programming Coding & Programming Individual Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Community Service Project Community Service Project Chapter Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Computer Applications Computer Applications Individual Production & Objective Test
Computer Game & Simulation Programming Computer Game & Simulation Programming Individual, Team Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Computer Problem Solving Computer Problem Solving Individual Objective Test
Cyber Security Cyber Security Individual Objective Test
Database Design & Application Database Design & Application Individual Production & Objective Test
Digital Video Production Digital Video Production Individual, Team Prejudged Projects & Presentation
E-business E-business Individual, Team Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Economics Economics Individual Objective Test
Electronic Career Portfolio Electronic Career Portfolio Individual Presentation with Equipment
Emerging Business Issues Emerging Business Issues Individual, Team Presentation without Equipment
Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Individual, Team Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Future Business Leader Future Business Leader Individual Interview
Global Business Global Business Individual, Team Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Graphic Design Graphic Design Individual, Team Presentation with Equipment
Health Care Administration Health Care Administration Individual Objective Test
Help Desk Help Desk Individual Objective Test & Role Play
Hospitality Management Hospitality Management Individual, Team Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Impromptu Speaking Impromptu Speaking Individual Speech
Insurance & Risk Management Insurance & Risk Management Individual Objective Test
Introduction to Business    9th & 10th Grade Event Introduction to Business --9th & 10th Grade Event-- Individual Objective Test
Introduction to Business Communication    9th & 10th Grade Event Introduction to Business Communication --9th & 10th Grade Event-- Individual Objective Test
Introduction to Business Presentation    9th & 10th Grade Event Introduction to Business Presentation --9th & 10th Grade Event-- Individual, Team Presentation with Equipment
Introduction to Business Procedures    9th & 10th Grade Event Introduction to Business Procedures --9th & 10th Grade Event-- Individual Objective Test
Introduction to FBLA    Name Change      9th & 10th Grade Event Introduction to FBLA --Name Change-- --9th & 10th Grade Event-- Individual Objective Test
Introduction to Financial Math    9th & 10th Grade Event Introduction to Financial Math --9th & 10th Grade Event-- Individual Objective Test
Introduction to Information Technology    9th & 10th Grade Event Introduction to Information Technology --9th & 10th Grade Event-- Individual Objective Test
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure    9th & 10th Grade Event Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure --9th & 10th Grade Event-- Individual Objective Test
Introduction to Public Speaking    Name Change      9th & 10th Grade Event Introduction to Public Speaking --Name Change-- --9th & 10th Grade Event-- Individual Speech
Job Interview Job Interview Individual Interview
Journalism Journalism Individual Objective Test
LifeSmarts LifeSmarts Team Team Performance
Local Chapter Annual Business Report Local Chapter Annual Business Report Chapter Prejudged Report
Management Decision Making Management Decision Making Individual, Team Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Management Information Systems Management Information Systems Individual, Team Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Marketing Marketing Individual, Team Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Mobile Application Development Mobile Application Development Individual, Team Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Network Design Network Design Individual, Team Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Networking Concepts Networking Concepts Individual Objective Test
Organizational Leadership Organizational Leadership Individual Objective Test
Parliamentary Procedure Parliamentary Procedure Team Objective Test & Role Play
Partnership with Business Project Partnership with Business Project Chapter Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Personal Finance Personal Finance Individual Objective Test
Public Service Announcement Public Service Announcement Individual, Team Presentation with Equipment
Public Speaking    Name Change   Public Speaking --Name Change-- Individual Speech
Publication Design Publication Design Individual, Team Presentation with Equipment
Sales Presentation Sales Presentation Individual Presentation with Equipment
Securities & Investments Securities & Investments Individual Objective Test
Social Media Campaign Social Media Campaign Individual, Team Presentation with Equipment
Sports & Entertainment Management Sports & Entertainment Management Individual, Team Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Spreadsheet Applications Spreadsheet Applications Individual Production & Objective Test
Virtual Business Finance Challenge    New   Virtual Business Finance Challenge --New-- Individual, Team Team Performance
Virtual Business Management Challenge Virtual Business Management Challenge Individual, Team Team Performance
Website Design Website Design Individual, Team Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Word Processing Word Processing Individual Production & Objective Test