Competitive Events

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FBLA’s Awards Program and Recognition Events honor and reward excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.

Throughout the year, students participate in a variety of activities to build their business leadership skills. Each spring, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Students who complete awards programs and place highest in competitive events are recognized at the annual spring State Leadership Conference (SLC). Top state winners are then eligible to compete for national awards at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) each summer.

It’s important to note that there are two different types of events: those that are part of the Recognition Program and those that are part of the Awards Program. Recognition Events are based on involvement in FBLA activities and honor students who excel at building their business leadership skills. These are offered throughout the year, and vary in format. The Awards Program consists of skill-based events focused on a specific topic. These are offered immediately prior to and during the State Leadership Conference, and consist of written objective tests, pre-judged work, performances/role-plays, or a combination of these formats.

Events fall into three categories: individual, team, and chapter. Individual and team events focus on skills useful in leadership and career development, while chapter events recognize overall achievement and performance in chapter management and growth.

Each event is governed by specific guidelines and rating sheets that can be found below. Massachusetts FBLA uses a modified event list, meaning not all national events are available at the SLC and some event guidelines may slightly differ at the NLC. Make sure you are using the most recent edition and correct version of the guidelines to prepare for your competition. State guidelines are linked below; national guidelines are available on the national website.

Recognition Events

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION — 2016-17
Download the Massachusetts FBLA Event Guidelines (PDF)

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT AWARDS

  • Membership Madness
  • Membership Mania

MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

  • Largest Local Chapter
  • Connect Ten
  • Market Share Award
  • 100% Class Participation
  • Membership Achievement Award

CHAPTER RECOGNITION AWARDS

  • Outstanding Chapter
  • Chapter of the Year / Gold Seal Award of Merit

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS

  • Outstanding Local Adviser
  • Businessperson of the Year
  • Who’s Who in FBLA
  • Adviser Service Recognition

Awards Program Events

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION — 2016-17
Download the Massachusetts FBLA Event Guidelines (PDF)

  • Accounting
  • Advertising — NEW
  • Banking & Financial Systems — MODIFIED
  • Business Calculations
  • Business Communication
  • Business Law
  • Computer Problem Solving
  • Digital Video Production — NEW
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business
  • Hospitality Management — MODIFIED
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • Introduction to Business
  • Job Interview — NEW
  • Journalism — NEW
  • Management Decision Making — MODIFIED
  • Marketing — MODIFIED
  • Organizational Leadership — NEW
  • Personal Finance
  • Public Speaking
  • Publication Design
  • Securities & Investments
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Sports & Entertainment Management — MODIFIED