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: Your company has been hired to create the name for a new and upcoming music artist/band.  You and/or your team will develop the
    promotional/branding graphics for the new artist/band. The artist/band will need an identity with a name, logo, and webpage banner.  The package should also include graphics for a t-shirt, the cargo vehicle graphics (vehicle to move equipment from one performance to another), and the stage design.

    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.
    • The logo must be saved in JPEG, GIF, or EPS format. Graphics should be computer generated.

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

    Submission Deadline:  February 28 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.

    Rating Sheet (prejudged)
    Rating Sheet (performance)

    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