Category: Prejudged Project & Presentation
Type: Individual or Team
OVERVIEW: This event consists of two (2) parts: a prejudged project 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.
ELIGIBILITY: 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.
STATE: 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. A participant may compete as an individual their first year. However, if competing a second year, the participant must be part of a team.
NATIONAL: The top four (4) places in the state competition will represent California at the National Leadership Conference.
TOPIC: Research the ethical issue of gift giving in a business setting. Be prepared to present the following:
- What could or can be accepted without disclosure.
- What should not or cannot be accepted or given.
- What should be recorded.
- How staff can seek further guidance.
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.
- 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 Format Guide for more information on citing resources.
- 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 28 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.
- 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.
GUIDELINES (It is highly recommended that competitors read all guidelines)
Rating Sheet - Prejudged
Rating Sheet - Presentation
Prejudged Project with Presentation
General (All Events)
General Competitive Tips
- Business Law
- Arts, A/V Technology, & Communication
- Business Management & Administration
- Government & Public Administration
- Human Services
- Information Techology
- Law & Public Safety
- Marketing, Sales, & Service