California Future Business Leaders of America

Your Future Is Our Business


  • Category: Prejudged Project & Demonstration
    Type: Individual or Team

    This event consists of two (2) parts: a prejudged project (CA SLC only) and a demonstraton at the conference. Part one requires each individual or team to submit a 7-minute video demonstrating their project. Competitors are required to complete both parts for award eligibility. Note: NLC no longer requires a prejudged project.

    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 or a team of two(2) or three (3).
    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 11-22-2020)
    Create a website for a new photographer.  The website must include: 

    • Photographer name, photo, and bio 
    • Portfolio (previous work) 
    • Ability to book and schedule an appointment 
    • Ability to view package options and pricing 
    • Social media links

    SKILLS:  The ability to communicate ideas and concepts and to deliver value to customers, using the Internet and related technologies is an important element in a business’ success. This event recognizes FBLA members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of websites.


    • The website must be available for viewing on the Internet at the time of judging. No changes can be made to the website after the official entry date.
    • Websites should be designed to allow for viewing on as many different platforms as possible.
    • Explanations should include the development and design process, the use and implementation of innovative technology, and the use and development of media elements.
    • The website should be shown to the judges.

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


    Submission Deadline:  March 2 by 12:00 am. 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 five (5) individuals or teams with the highest prejudged score will participate in the presentation portion of this event. 


    • 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.



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

    Format Guide