FBLA Competitive Events Skills

Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of basic skills and procedures and the ability to make intelligent business decisions.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: The accurate keeping of financial records is an ongoing activity in all types of businesses. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of and skill in basic accounting principles and procedures.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: The accurate keeping of financial records is a vital ongoing activity in all types of businesses. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have demonstrated an understanding of and skill in accounting principles and procedures as applied to sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of the basic principles of advertising.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and skill in basic agribusiness concepts and procedures.


Category: Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Type: Chapter

Skills: This event recognizes FBLA chapters that develop projects within the school and/or community that increase the understanding of and support for the American enterprise system by developing an informational/educational program. The project must promote an awareness of some facet of the American enterprise system within the school and/or community and be designed for chapter participation.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Understanding how financial institutions operate is important to successful business ownership and management. It also is valuable for personal financial success. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of and skills in the general operations of various components of the financial services sector.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Whether using the medium of TV, radio, or internet, the broadcast journalist has to look for possible news or feature stories that might be of interest to the public. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate skill and understanding of the profession.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Acquiring a high level of mathematics skill to solve business problems is a challenge for all prospective business employees. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of mathematical functions in business applications.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Learning to communicate in a manner that is clearly understood by the receiver of the message is a major task of all businesspeople. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who work toward improving their business communication skills of writing, speaking, and listening.


Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Ethical decision making is essential in the business world and the workplace. This team event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to present solutions to ethical situations encountered in the business world and the workplace.


Category: Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Business financial planning is paramount to the success of any business enterprise. This event is designed to recognize FBLA members who possess the knowledge and skills needed to establish and develop a complete financial plan for a business venture.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who are familiar with specific legal areas that most commonly affect personal and business relationships.


Category: Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the process required to develop and implement a new business venture. The business venture must be currently viable and realistic and must not have been in operation for a period exceeding twelve months before the NLC.


Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides members with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate skill in interacting with internal and external clients to provide an outstanding client service experience. The client service consultant engages clients in conversation regarding products, handles inquiries, solves problems, and uncovers opportunities for additional assistance. Participants develop speaking ability and poise through participation as well as critical-thinking skills.


Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Type: Individual

Skills: Certain types of processes require that each record in the file be processed. Coding & Programming focuses on these procedural style processing systems. This event tests the programmer’s skill in designing a useful, efficient, and effective program.


Category: Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Type: Chapter

Skills: This event recognizes FBLA chapters that successfully implement community service projects to serve the citizens of their communities. The report must describe one chapter project that serves the community. The project must be in the interest of the community and designed for chapter participation.


Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who can most efficiently demonstrate computer application skills.


Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event tests the programmer’s skill in designing a functional interactive simulation/game that will both entertain and educate/inform the player.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnostics, preventative maintenance, and basic networking.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who understand security needs for technology.


Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate that they have acquired entry level skills for understanding database usage and development in business.


Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides recognition to FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to create an effective video to present an idea to a specific audience.


Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event recognizes FBLA members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of web commerce sites.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who can identify, understand, and apply economic principles to contemporary social, political, and ecological problems.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual

Skills: An electronic career portfolio is a purposeful collection of work that tells the story of an applicant including achievements, growth, vision, reflection, skills, experience, education, training, and career goals. It is a tool that gives employers a complete picture of who you are—your experience, your education, your accomplishments—and what you have the potential to become; it is much more than what a mere letter of application and résumé can provide.


Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides FBLA members with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills in researching and presenting an emerging business issue.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Owning and managing a business is the goal of many Americans. This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to establish and manage a business.


Category: Interview
Type: Individual

Skills: This event honors outstanding FBLA members who have demonstrated leadership qualities, participation in FBLA, and evidence of knowledge and skills essential for successful careers in business.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: The global economy is a complex, continually flowing, and constantly changing network of information, goods, services, and cultures. Most nations rely on other nations for natural resources to supply their needs and wants. Global business also provides new markets and investment opportunities as well as promotion of better relationships.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: An essential part of today’s business world is commercial design and promotion; therefore, the preparation of computer-based digital art is paramount to the production of quality copy used for promotional purposes.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Health care administrators manage the business side of health services, ensuring effective use of resources to ensure the best medical care to the community. These skills include managing office activities, enhancing communication skills, identifying legal and ethical issues in healthcare practices, managing financial functions, and enhancing employability skills.


Category: Objective Test & Role Play
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and ability to provide technical assistance to end users. The ability to provide technical assistance to the users of computer hardware and software is essential to the success of any organization and its continued operation.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Hospitality is an important aspect of business and society. This event provides recognition to FBLA members who have the ability to help other people enjoy both leisure and business-related events.


Category: Speech
Type: Individual

Skills: The ability to express one’s thoughts without prior preparation is a valuable asset; as are poise, self-confidence, and organization of facts. This event recognizes FBLA members who develop qualities of business leadership by combining quick and clear thinking with conversational speaking.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and skill in basic insurance and risk management principles and procedures.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of the American business enterprise system and its effect on consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Learning to communicate in a manner that is clearly understood by the receiver of the message is a major task of all businesspeople. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of basic communication skills and concepts.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to deliver an effective business presentation while using multimedia presentation technology.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of basic skills and procedures and the ability to make intelligent business decisions.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who are interested in learning about the background of and current information of FBLA-PBL.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: The ability to solve common financial and business mathematical problems is a basic skill required by all prospective business employees. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of basic math functions needed in finance and business.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Successful business leaders must understand the impact of technology and understand how to effectively harness it to drive their business success. This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate that they have acquired technology skills aligned with the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) objectives.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of parliamentary procedure along with an understanding of FBLA’s organization and procedures.


Category: Speech
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes FBLA members who are beginning to develop qualities of business leadership by developing effective speaking skills.


Category: Interview
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate proficiency in applying for employment in business.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of journalism.


Category: Team Performance
Type: Team

Skills: The FBLA LifeSmarts encourages FBLA members to test their skills in economics, personal finance, and consumer issues. There are two challenges during the year (spring and fall). It is sponsored by the LifeSmarts program of the National Consumers League.


Category: Prejudged Report
Type: Chapter

Skills: The Hamden L. Forkner Award recognizes FBLA chapters that effectively summarize their year’s activities. The event provides participants with valuable experience in preparing annual business reports.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Making critical decisions that provide the right direction and a winning position in today’s business world is essential to good management. Business executives must make high-quality, nearly instantaneous decisions all the time. The ability to make the right decisions concerning vision, growth, resources, strengths, and weaknesses leads to a successful business. It is management’s responsibility to manage for today and tomorrow, to manage for optimum efficiency, and to manage to compete in the marketplace.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: The ability to design and implement an information system solution to effectively manage vast amounts of information is a valuable skill that leads to the success of many business entities today. The use of technology to develop these information systems plays a crucial role in a business’ ability to compete in today’s business environment. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply these skills.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess knowledge of the basic principles of marketing.


Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Mobile Applications are necessary to provide users with the ability to be productive while away from their computers. This event recognizes FBLA members who show an understanding in developing mobile apps.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: The ability to evaluate the needs of an organization and then design and implement network solutions is a valuable skill in today’s connected workplace. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply these skills.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Acquiring a high level of familiarization and proficiency in working with networks is essential in today’s connected workplace. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of network technologies.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: A dual focused management approach that works towards what is best for individuals and what is best for a group as a whole is the focus of organizational leadership. It is also an attitude and a work ethic that empowers an individual in any role to lead from the top, middle, or bottom of an organization. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of leadership within business organizations.


Category: Objective Test & Role Play
Type: Team

Skills: The Dorothy L. Travis Award recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate knowledge of parliamentary procedure principles along with an understanding of FBLA’s organization and procedures. This event is based on team rather than individual competition. Team participants develop speaking ability and poise through competitive performance.


Category: Prejudged Reports & Presentation
Type: Chapter

Skills: The purpose of this project is to learn about a business through communication and interaction with the business community.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes students, who possess essential knowledge and skills related to financial issues, can analyze the rights and responsibilities of consumers, and apply knowledge to financial situations.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who show an understanding of the government’s role in society and the interaction between economic and political life.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This recognizes FBLA members who can research a topic and create a 30-second PSA video.


Category: Speech
Type: Individual

Skills: This event recognizes FBLA members who are developing qualities of business leadership by cultivating effective speaking skills.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides recognition to FBLA members who can most effectively demonstrate skills in the area of print publication using creativity and decision-making skills.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual

Skills: This event provides recognition to FBLA members who can effectively deliver a pitch that attempts to persuade someone with a planned sales presentation strategy of a product or service designed to initiate and close a sale.


Category: Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Acquiring a high level of familiarization and knowledge of securities and investing is valuable in planning for one’s future. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of securities and investments.


Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: Social media marketing is a form of Internet marketing that utilizes social networking websites as a marketing tool. The goal is to produce content that users will share with their social networks to help a company increase brand exposure and broaden customer reach. This event provides recognition to FBLA members who can most effectively demonstrate skill in the area of social media marketing.


Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: This event provides recognition for FBLA members who possess skill in the basic principles of sports and entertainment management.


Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: Spreadsheet skills are necessary to convert data to information in business. This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate that they have acquired skills for spreadsheet development in business.


Category: Team Performance
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: The FBLA Virtual Business Finance Challenge encourages FBLA members to test their financial literacy skills. Participating teams will be making personal finance decisions for a simulated person. The concepts students will be managing include opening bank accounts, paying bills, filing taxes, applying for jobs, enrolling in educational courses, paying for goods, applying for credit cards, determining schedules, budgeting, and more.


Category: Team Performance
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: The FBLA Virtual Business Management Challenge encourages FBLA members to test their skills at managing either a bicycle manufacturing business or a blue jeans manufacturing business. Students will be limited as to which concepts they are able to control during each of the qualifying rounds. What participants control will include various combinations of the following concepts: recruiting/hiring/supervising employees, risk management, organizing floor layouts, bidding on orders and more.


Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team

Skills: The ability to communicate ideas and concepts and to deliver value to customers, using the Internet and related technologies is an important element in a business’ success. This event recognizes FBLA members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of websites.


Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual

Skills: A high level of word processing skill is a necessity for employees in productive offices. This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate that they have acquired word processing proficiency beyond the entry level.