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 project to be submitted for prejudging and a presentation at the conference. Finalists are required to complete both parts for award 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.

    : Each local chapter may submit one (1) entry created by either an individual (1) or a team of two(2) or three (3).
    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".

    TOPIC: (updated 11-21-2020)
    You have been hired by your chamber of commerce to present a new sports team proposal to the city council.  The informational presentation should include a name, slogan, logo, and colors.  Three unique branded promotional items should be developed for the presentation. 

    SKILLS: An essential part of today’s business world is commercial design and promotion; therefore, the preparation of computer-based digital art is paramount to the production of quality copy used for promotional purposes.

    Event Specific Guidelines:

    • Emphasize graphic interpretation of the topic and design.
    • Do not use any words, diagrams, clip art, and/or artwork that are not public domain.
    • Graphics should be computer generated.

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


    Submission Deadline:  February 26, 2021 by 11:59 pm. 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 or teams with the highest prejudged score will participate in the presentation portion of this event.


    • Equipment Setup: Participants willl have five (5) minutes to set up equipment or presentation items. If five (5) minutes is exceeded, the amount of time exeeded 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.


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

    Format Guide