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 represent California at the National Leadership Conference.

    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 publication items for the new artist/band. You and/or your team will create the name and logo of the artist/band.  In addition, an event poster, an event banner, an event venue setup/layout, and a news release must be created.

    SKILLS: This event provides recognition to FBLA members who can most effectively demonstrate skills in the area of print publication using creativity and decision-making skills.

    Event Specific Guidelines:

    • The event is to highlight print publications.
    • Visual aids and samples specifically related to the project may be used in the presentation; however, no items may be left with the judges or audience.
    • Competitors may bring copies of printed materials designed for presentation.
    • Comply with state and federal copyright laws.
    • The presentation should include the team’s objective toward the topic; use of different design techniques; a list of software used; and copyright issues with images or other items.


    • Equipment Setup: Five (5) minutes will be allowed to set up equipment or presentation items. If five (5) minutes is 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 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 objective test score at SLC will compete in the role play presentation protion of the event.

    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  (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