Objective testing
  • CALIFORNIA FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA)
    CALIFORNIA AWARDS PROGRAM (CAP)

    COMPETITIVE EVENTS
    ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
     

    The FBLA mission is to prepare students for successful careers in business through support for curriculum  development and innovative assessment tools. To help meet that charge, the FBLA Competitive Events Program has been developed and made available to local and state chapters for use in assessing students in the various knowledge, skills, and abilities that make up today's business education curriculum. FBLA competitive events prepare students for successful careers in a broad range of business and career-related areas. The competitive event guidelines and competencies are created for competitors, advisers, and judges.

    FBLA members are encouraged to participate in the California Awards Program (CAP) for competition and recognition offered annually at the Section, State, and National Leadership Conferences. Membership dues must be paid in full in order to register for competition.

    The California Awards Program (CAP) Committee includes local chapter adivsers who oversee California FBLA Competitive Events. The CAP Committee meets annually to review the California Awards Program. Advisers with 2 years experience are advised to contact their Section Director if you are interested in serving on this committee.


    The CAP is currently being updated for the 2021-2022 year. To take a peak at all compeittive events, please view the National Competitive Event Guide

    Also download and print out the EVENTS AT A GLANCE file to get more information on each event.


    For Production Events (Skill Site Testing), in order to participate in the 2020-2021 year, membership dues must be PAID by December 1st. For all other events starting at the section conference the membership deadline is January 15th. March 1st is the membership deadline for events starting at the State or National conference.

    Membership Registration opens August 1. Registration for section and state competition begins on the first Friday in December. Review the CAP Submission Dates (link above) for the due dates of prejudged projects and other events. Membership must be paid and competitors registered in an event in order for work to be judged. Failure to register for the event when submitting prejudged projects will forfeit participation in the event.

    Eligibility:
        Membership Dues.  Students must be paid in full for participation in the California Awards Program.
        Individual, Team, and Chapter Events. A member may only enter in two (2) "active" (individual or team) events and one (1) "inactive" (chapter events or Creed) event. 

    For Advisers Only: Competitive Events Chapter/Parent Contract 
    It is highly recommended to use a Competitive Events Parent Contract to keep parents aware of the costs of attending conferences.
    Advisers can use this link to get a copy of the Competitive Events Parent Contract and fill in your chapter information. Since 2021 is probably going to be a Virtual Conferences year, a contract with your parents is not necessary. However if CAFBLA schedules an in-person SLC, you will need to let your student's parents know the cost of traveling to a conference.

    National Summary of Changes for 2020-2021:

    Emerging Business Issues has been retired

    Digital Video Production
    Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation 
    Type: Individual or Team
    Modified: Video must be original content; competitors may not use previously published video clips in the vides they submit for competition.

    Hospitality & Event Management 
    Category: Colaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
    Type: Individual or Team
    Modified: Addition of event management competencies and case studies to the existing hospitality management competenciees and case studies.
     
    International Business
    Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
    Type: Individual or Team
    Name Change: Previously known as Global Business

    Introduction to Event Planning
    Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
    Type: Individual or Team
    New: 9th/10th Grade event, preliminary round objective test, final round role-play for top 5 in objective test

    Introduction to Social Media Strategy
    Category: Presentation with Equiipment
    Type: Individual or Team
    New: 9th/10th gr
    ade event, prejudged project, finalists presentation at SLC (top 5)

    Networking Infrastructures
    Category: Objective Test
    Type: Individual
    Name Change: Previously known as Networking Concepts

    Public Service Announcement
    Category: Presentation with Equipment
    Type: Individual or Team
    Modified: Video must be original content; competitors may not use previously published video clips in the vides they submit for competition.

    Sales Presentation
    Category: Presentation with Equipment
    Type: Individual or Team
    Modified: Now an individual or team event

    Social Media Strategies
    Category: prejudged project, finalists presentation at SLC (top 8)
    Type: Individual or Team
    Name Change: Previously known as Social Media Campaign

    Supply Chain Management
    Category: Objective Test
    Type: Individual
    New: 60-minute test administered at conference

    LifeSmarts 
    Category: Team Performance 
    Type: Individual or Team 
    Modified: The top twenty (20) nationally ranked teams from each VBC—both fall and spring but no more than one (1) per state, per challenge—are eligible to compete. The NLC event will now take place as an online competition prior to NLC.

    Virtual Business Finance Challenge
    Category: Team Performance 
    Type: Individual or Team 
    Modified: The top twenty (20) nationally ranked teams from each VBC—both fall and spring but no more than one (1) per state, per challenge—are eligible to compete. The NLC event will now take place as an online competition prior to NLC.

    Virtual Business Management Challenge
    Category: Team Performance 
    Type: Individual or Team 
    Modified: The top twenty (20) nationally ranked teams from each VBC—both fall and spring but no more than one (1) per state, per challenge—are eligible to compete. The NLC event will now take place as an online competition prior to NLC.
     
      
     
    National and State Resources: