California Future Business Leaders of America

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  • Category: Prejudged Project & Presentation

    Type: Individual

    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.

    The participant may not have previously competed in this event at the national level.

     Each local chapter may submit one (1) entry.
    NATIONAL: The top four (4) places in the state competition will representate California at the National Leadership Conference. NOTE: Some SLC top-10 competitors 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".

    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.


      • The event is to be specific to the career goals and professional experiences that the student has completed; it is not a showcase of FBLA experiences.
      • All information should reflect the student’s accomplishments and experiences that have actually occurred.
      • The portfolio must include: a résumé and a career summary. The career summary should include career choice, description of career, skills and education required, and future job outlook (e.g., monetary, advancement).
      • Sample materials also must be included in the portfolio. These samples must include, but are not limited to, the following three (3) items:
      • Career-Related Education: Describe career-related education that enhances employability. Include a summary of school activities, career research projects, application of business education, and/or related occupational skills and their relationship to job.
      • Educational Enhancement: Describe educational opportunities that enhance employability. Include career opportunities development planning, summaries of job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, informational interviews, community service projects, and products developed during these experiences.
      • Examples of Special Skills: Includes up to five (5) examples of special skills, talents, and/or abilities related to job and career goals. These may be in any format but must fit within the dimensions of the portfolio. Audio and/or video recordings may be included in the portfolio.

    Submission: Project must be submitted online as a URL in Blue Panda. 


    Submission Deadline:  February 26, 2021 by 11:59 pm 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 eight (8) individuals with the highest prejudged score will participate in the presentation portion of this event. Competitors are responsible for showing their portfolio to the judges.


    • Equipment Setup: 5 min (if exceeded, the amount of time exceeded will be deducted from the presentation time)
    • 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 or 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.


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