California Future Business Leaders of America

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  • Category: Prejudged Project & Presentation

    Type: Individual or Team

    This event consists of two (2) parts: a prejudged synopsis and a presentation at the conference. Competitors are required to complete both parts for award eligibility. Includes a presentation or role play. Review specific guidelines for each event as guidelines vary.

    No more than one (1) team member may have competed in this event at a prior NLC or have competed more than two (2) years at the national level. A participant may compete as an individual their first year. However, if competing a second year, the participant must be part of a team.

    Each local chapter may submit one (1) entry created by either an individual (1) or a team of two(2) or three (3). No more than one (1) team member may have competed in this event at a prior NLC or have competed more than two (2) years at the national level.

    The top four (4) places in the state competition will represent California at the National Leadership Conference. NOTE: Some SLC top-10 finallists will become eligible for the national conference as a result of drops. Make sure you get early approval from your parents to attend the National Conference so you will be in a position to say "yes" to your adviser if you are "bumped up".

    TOPIC: (Updated 11-21-2020)

    Social media companies often utilize personal information and collect data from their users.  Anti-trust laws are designed to protect consumers and encourage free enterprise.  Have these companies become too intrusive, and do they now fall under anti-trust law considerations? 

    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.

    Event Specific Guidelines

    • Competitors must research the topic prior to conference and be prepared to present their findings and solutions in a written synopsis (Prejudged Portion).
    • Facts and data must be cited and secured from quality sources (peer review documents, legal documents, etc.).
    • The written synopsis (for prejudging) cannot exceed 500 words. Include a reference section (not counted in the 500-word limit). Refer to the FBLA Format Guide for more information on citing references.
    • Each page must be labeled with the participants' names, state, school, and event title at the upper left-hand corner.
    • Competitors are permitted to bring prepared notes of any type for the presentation.
    • No books, other bound materials, reference materials, visual aids, or electronic devices may be brought to or used during the performance.
    • Presentation of the entry must be conducted by competors who authored the event.
    • Final performances may be open to conference attendees, space permitting. Finalists' may not view other competitors' performances in their event.

    Submission: Synopsis must be submitted online as a PDF. See Competitive Events Overview for submission forms.

    Submission Deadline:  February 26 by 11:59 PST. Conference registration is required for work to be judged. Missing the deadline will forfeit competitor participation. Hint: Allow for plenty of time to upload your work.

    FINALISTS: The top ten (10) individuals or teams with the highest prejudged score will participate in the presentation portion of this event at SLC.


    • Equipment Setup: N/A
    • Performance: 7 min 
    • Warning: 6 min
    • Time Up: 7 min 
    • Penalty Over Time: 5 pts 
    • Q & A: Judges will conduct a three (3) minute question-answer period.

     JUDGING: Judges will use the rating sheets (prejudged synopsis or state presentation) to score competitors. The panel of judges evaluating prejudged materials may not necessarily be the same panel evaluating the presentations. All decisions of the judges are final.

    Rating Sheets can be found on the National website -

    GUIDELINES (It is highly recommended that competitors read all guidelines)
    Prejudged Project with Presentation
    General Presentation
    General (All Events)
    General Competitive Tips