California Future Business Leaders of America

Your Future Is Our Business


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

    This event consists of two (2) parts: a prejudged project and a presentation at the conference. Finalists are required to complete both parts for award eligibility.

    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 or a team of two(2) or three (3).
    NATIONAL: The top four (4) places in the state competition will represent California at the National Leadership Conference.

    TOPIC: Develop an e-business website for a unique shop or business that could be opened in your local community.  The business should be specifically targeted for your community.  Give the shop or business a name.  Include pictures, descriptions of items, and services for sale.  The site needs to include purchase and shipping information, a shopping cart, and social media links.

    SKILLS: This event recognizes FBLA members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of web commerce sites.


    • Websites must be available for viewing on the Internet at the time of judging.
    • No changes may be made to the website after the official entry date.
    • Sites should be designed to allow for viewing on as many different platforms as possible.
    • If using a shopping cart, it does not need to be activated.
    • Explanations should include development and design process, use and implementation of innovative technology, and use and development of media elements.
    • The website should be shown 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.

    Submission: Project must be submitted online as a URL. 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 five (5) individuals or teams with the highest prejudged score will participate in the presentation portion of this event. Competitors are responsible for showing the website to the judges.

     JUDGING: Judges will use the rating sheets (prejudged, 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 
    (performance shown first)

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