ML – DESKTOP PUBLISHING APPLICATION
 

(Open only to members in grades 6-9 who have affiliated middle level division.)

 

This event provides recognition for middle level FBLA members who can demonstrate basic skills in the areas of desktop publishing and creativity.  Entries may be created by an individual member or by a team, not to exceed three (3) members.

 

Participants should be prepared to create, design, and produce usable copy on a computer using desktop publishing software.  Students should be prepared to create documents such as a flyer, brochure, and invitation which include graphics, text, layout creativity, and appropriate fonts and type sizes.

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

Only members enrolled in grades 6 through 9 and affiliated middle level division as of December 15 of the current school year are eligible for this event.

 

Participants must have paid state and national dues postmarked by December 15 of the current school year.

 

District:        Number of participants governed by local FBLA District policy.

 

State:         Each district may be represented by participant(s) based on the Florida FBLA scaled quota system found in the Fact Finder.

 

National:     This is a state only event.

 

REGULATIONS
 

District:        Each district determines its own procedures for event registration.

 

State:           When it has been determined that a student will represent the district at state competition, the student's local adviser must send the appropriate entry form to the state adviser by first-class mail.  The entry form and the required postmark deadline are included in the SLC registration packet.

 

• Participants must be selected in accordance with the regulations of the FBLA district and state chapters and the national association.

 

• Participants must not have placed 1st or 2nd in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.

 

• Participants failing to report on time may be disqualified.

 

• Participants must adhere to the dress code established by the Board of Directors or they will not be permitted to participate in the competitive event.

 
 

SCHOOL SITE TESTING

Forty-five (45) minutes will be allowed for the skills test at the school testing site.  Additional time will be allowed for general directions, equipment set up, and warm up.  Problems are weighted according to difficulty and may be completed in any order. 

 

Students may use only one computer for the event.  Participants may bring clip art or use the Internet to access graphics.  The finished project will be submitted in black and white on plain paper.
 
 

Word division manuals and dictionaries may be used as reference materials for the event.

 

The district director (with the approval of the state adviser) will determine the central site location for the test.  The state adviser will provide the district directors with the dates.  An impartial party will be selected to administer the test.

 

JUDGING
 

Judging of the skill test will be based on printed copy.  The documents will be evaluated by a panel of judges.  All decisions of the judges are final. 

 

AWARDS

 

District:        The number of awards presented at the District Leadership Conference is determined by local FBLA District policy.

 

State:           State awards for the top five places are presented at the SLC.

 

National:     This is a state only event..