Objective testing
  • CALIFORNIA FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA)
    CALIFORNIA AWARDS PROGRAM (CAP)

    COMPETITIVE EVENTS
    ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
     

    The FBLA mission is to prepare students for successful careers in business through support for curriculum  development and innovative assessment tools. To help meet that charge, the FBLA Competitive Events Program has been developed and made available to local and state chapters for use in assessing students in the various knowledge, skills, and abilities that make up today's business education curriculum. FBLA competitive events prepare students for successful careers in a broad range of business and career-related areas. The competitive event guidelines and competencies are created for competitors, advisers, and judges.

    FBLA members are encouraged to participate in the California Awards Program (CAP) for competition and recognition offered annually at the Section, State, and National Leadership Conferences. Membership dues must be paid in full in order to register for competition.

    The California Awards Program (CAP) Committee oversees California FBLA Competitive Events. The CAP Committee meet annually to review the California Awards Program. Contact your Section Director if you are interested in serving on this committee.


    Please download and print out the CAP EVENTS/PROJECT/AWARDS SUBMISSION DUE DATES to keep appraised of deadlines, etc. If competitors miss deadlines, they will be unable to participate.

    For Production Events (Skill Site Testing), in order to participate in the 2020-2021 year, membership dues must be PAID by December 13th. For all other events starting at the section conference the membership deadline is January 17th. March 1st is the membership deadline for events starting at the State or National conference.

    2019-2020 Membership Registration opens August 1, 2019. Registration for section and state competition begins on December 2nd. Review the Competitive Events Calendar for the due dates of prejudged projects and other events. Membership must be paid and competitors registered in an event in order for work to be judged. Failure to register for the event when submitting prejudged projects will forfeit participation in the event.

    Eligibility:
        Membership Dues.  Students must be paid in full for participation in the California Awards Program.
        Individual, Team, and Chapter Events. A member may only enter in two (2) "active" (individual or team) events and one (1) "inactive" (chapter events or Creed) event. 

    Computer Events Chapter/Parents Contract
    It is highly recommended to use a Competitive Events Parent Contract to keep parents aware of the costs of attending conferences to which Competitive Events is a major objective.
    Use the link to get a copy of the Competitive Events Parent Contract and fill in your chapter information.

    National Summary of Changes for 2020-2021:

    Emerging Business Issues has been retired

    Digital Video Production
    Category: Prejudged Projects & Presentation 
    Type: Individual or Team
    Modified: Video must be original content; competitors may not use previously published video clips in the vides they submit for competition.

    Hospitality & Event Management 
    Category: Colaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
    Type: Individual or Team
    Modified: Addition of event management competencies and case studies to the existing hospitality management competenciees and case studies.
     
    International Business
    Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
    Type: Individual or Team
    Name Change: Previously known as Global Business

    Introduction to Event Planning
    Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance (Role Play)
    Type: Individual or Team
    New: 9th/10th Grade event, preliminary round objective test, final round role-play for top 5 in objective test

    Introduction to Social Media Strategy
    Category: Presentation with Equiipment
    Type: Individual or Team
    New: 9th/10th gr
    ade event, prejudged project, finalists presentation at SLC (top 5)

    Networking Infrastructures
    Category: Collaborative Objective Test & Team Performance
    Type: Individual or Team
    Name Change: Previously known as Networking Concepts

    Public Service Announcement
    Category: Presentation with Equipment
    Type: Individual or Team
    Modified: Video must be original content; competitors may not use previously published video clips in the vides they submit for competition.

    Sales Presentation
    Category: Presentation with Equipment
    Type: Individual or Team
    Modified: Now an individual or team event

    Social Media Strategies
    Category: Presentation with Equipment
    Type: Individual or Team
    Name Change: Previously known as Social Media Campaign

    Supply Chain Management
    Category: Objective Test
    Type: Individual
    New: 60-minute test administered at conference

    LifeSmarts 
    Category: Team Performance 
    Type: Individual or Team 
    Modified: The top twenty (20) nationally ranked teams from each VBC—both fall and spring but no more than one (1) per state, per challenge—are eligible to compete. The NLC event will now take place as an online competition prior to NLC.

    Virtual Business Finance Challenge
    Category: Team Performance 
    Type: Individual or Team 
    Modified: The top twenty (20) nationally ranked teams from each VBC—both fall and spring but no more than one (1) per state, per challenge—are eligible to compete. The NLC event will now take place as an online competition prior to NLC.

    Virtual Business Management Challenge
    Category: Team Performance 
    Type: Individual or Team 
    Modified: The top twenty (20) nationally ranked teams from each VBC—both fall and spring but no more than one (1) per state, per challenge—are eligible to compete. The NLC event will now take place as an online competition prior to NLC.
     
      
     
    National and State Resources:

     

      SUBMISSION FORMS FOR SECTION AND STATE CONFERENCES

    COMPETITIVE EVENT FORMS

    SECTION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES


    Production Event Request Form
    Submission Deadline: N/A
    Link to form  (Deleted from Section Conferences)

    FBL, Broadcast Journalism, Sales Presentation, Form Submission
    Deadline: January 15, 2021
    Link to form (available January 1)

    Job Interview Materials Form
    Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021
    Link to form (available January 1)

    STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

    Qualifiers From Section Conference
    Check your Section's Page

    Production/Skill Event Request Form
    Submission Deadline: February 26, 2021
    Link to Form (available February 10)

    Prejudged Event
     Submission Form
    Submission Deadline: February 26, 2021
    Link to Form (available February 10)

    Prejudged Event Submission Form
    (AE, CS, FBL, LCABR, PWB)
    Submission Deadline: March 19, 2021
    Link to Form (available February 1) 


    Job Interview Materials Form 
    Submission Deadline: March 19, 2021
    Link to form (available February 1)



         

    CHAPTER RECOGNITION
    Gold Seal Award of Merit
    Membership Award
    Sweepstakes Award

    INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITION
    Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser
    Who's Who in California FBLA
    California FBLA Scholarship

    RECOGNITION FORMS

    Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser Nomination Form
    Submission Deadline: March 5, 2021
    Click HERE to submit online

    Who's Who in FBLA Nomination Form 
    Submission Deadline: March 5, 2021 
    Click HERE to submit online

    California FBLA Scholarship Application Form
    Submission Deadline: March 19, 2021
    Click HERE to submit online

    STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 

    Members with disabilities add an important dimension to the organization. They serve as models within the profession and to the students, as well as provide guidance concerning program needs, sensitivity, and accessibility.  

    Please contact California FBLA staff as soon as possible if you know of a member who may require special services at section and state events and complete the Special Needs form while registering the student using the Blue Panda registration system.

    SLC TRANSCRIPT SUBMISSION 9TH & 10TH GRADES
     Intro to Business Presentation and Intro to Parli Pro
    Also: Wild Card Entries for Grades 9-10
    Submission Deadline: March 26, 2021
    Link to form 

     Questions about competitive events?  Email Nancy Sansot, CAP Coordinator, at competition@cafbla.org.
    Please Note: Needed in the email is your name, chapter and adviser name who should be copied. Thank you.