• Events: Updated for 2021 Competition November 2020


             3D Animation*
           Broadcast Journalism*
              Business Ethics
           Computer Game & Simulation Programming*
           Digital Video Production
           Electronic Career Portfolio

               Graphic Design*
            Introduction to Business Presentation
            Introduction to Socal Media Strategies
            Mobile Application Development*
            Public Service Announcement
            Publication Design
            Sales Presentation
            Social Media Campaign
            Website Design*

    Prejudged Project and Presentation Guidelines

     Project Guidelines

    • Competitors must prepare projects. Advisers and others are not permitted to help.
    • Competitors are expected to follow all applicable copyright laws. Refer to the Format Guide for copyright guidelines.
    • Project content is prejudged before the State Conference. Finalists from the prejudged project will advance to the Presentation component and will be judged at the State Conference.
    • Competitors are responsible for ensuring their project can be shown to judges.
    • Any photographs, texts, trademarks, or names used must be supported by proper documentation and approvals indicated on the site or project.
    • When applicable, the use of templates must be identified.
    • Projects submitted for competition become the property of CAFBLA.

     Submission for Prejudging (New for 2021: Advisers will upload prejudged work to Blue Panda)

    • Prejudging: All events that include programming language (starred above) will submit a URL to their compressed project folders. Recommend using DropBox. 
    • Statements of Assurance must be filled out and signed by Adviser and competitors (link to page)
    • All projects and the Statement of Assurance must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on February 26, 2021. Submissions will not be considered if the deadline is missed. 

    Performance Guidelines

    • Presentation of the entry must be conducted by competitors who authored the event.
    • Live presentation with judges using Zoom will be used for our Virtual Conference.
    • Dress Code must be followed.
    • Visual aids related to the project may be used; however, no items may be left with the judges or audience.
    • Final performances may be open to conference attendees, space permitting. Finalists may not view other competitors’ performances in their event. (Not applicable for Virtual Conference)

     Technology Guidelines

    • Five (5) minutes will be allowed to set up and remove equipment or presentation items. If the setup time exceeds five (5) minutes, the excess time will be taken from the presentation time.
    • The following will be provided for the final round of technology presentation events that allow viewing: power source and table. It is up to final round competitors to bring their own laptop, projector, long extension cord, and any other cords needed to project the project.
    • Internet access will NOT be provided for Presentation Events.
    • Competitors may use a hot spot for Internet access, however we cannot guarantee that it will work. Extra time will not be granted for internet setup.
    • Five (5) minutes of equipment setup time is provided if applicable to the event. If competitors exceed the five (5) minutes, the amount of time exceed will be deducted from the presentation time.
    • See the Technology Guidelines under General Performance Event Guidelines for additional guidelines.

     Penalty Points Deducted by Judges (Final Presentation)

    • Five (5) points are deducted if competitors do not follow the dress code.
    • Five (5) points may be deducted for presentations over the allotted time.
    • Five (5) points may be deducted for not following guidelines.


    All prejudged project submissions for SLC are due on February 26, 2021

    Students competing in Broadcast Journalism and Sales Presentation for Section Conference will continue to submit a video of their performance for Section Conference. Students should follow the Digital Submission Guidelines as shown below. Submissions for Broadcast Journalism and Sales Presentation are due January 15, 2021.

      • Events that involve Programming Code: Competitors will submit a URL to their compressed project folders (i.e. DropBox).
      • Other events will submit a URL or PDF to their project.
      • Uploading Presentations
        • Videos must be posted online and submitted via an unlisted (only viewable with a link) format
          • Recommended: YouTube
          • Note: If you wish to use a method other than YouTube to post your video online, please work with your adviser or your school technology coordinators to assist in posting an unlisted video
        • Videos must be unlocked for viewing purposes
        • Reports must be saved as PDF before they are uploaded for judging.