AMERICAN ENTERPRISE PROJECT

 

This event recognizes FBLA chapters that develop projects within the school and/or community that increase understanding of and support for the American enterprise system by developing an information/education program.

 

CONTENT

 

The project must promote an awareness of some facet of the American enterprise system within the school and/or community and be designed for chapter participation rather than individual participation.  The event is not designed to raise money for the chapter.  Rather, the intent is to help members learn more about the economic system under which they live and to then share their expertise in some way with others inside and/or outside of the school.

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

District         No competition required at this level.

 

State          Limited to one entry per charter that is on record in the FBLA/PBL state office as having paid state and national dues by December 15 of the current school year.  Members representing their chapter in the national presentation portion of this event may compete in an additional event.

 

National  See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.  NOTE:  At the national level this event has a presentation portion.  Be sure to read national guidelines if preparing for national competition.

 

REGULATIONS

The entry form found in the SLC registration packet and one hard copy of the written project must be sent to the State adviser's office received first-class mail by the date specified in the SLC registration packet.

 

The project must promote an awareness of the American enterprise system within the school and/or community and be designed for chapter participation rather than individual participation.  The event is not designed to raise money for the chapter.  Rather, the intent is to help members learn more about the economic system under which they live and to then share their expertise in some way with others inside and/or outside of the school.

 

General Report Guidelines

1. Student members, not advisers, must prepare reports. 

2. Reports must describe activities of the chapter that were conducted between the start of the previous State Leadership Conference and start of the current State Leadership Conference. 

3. Penalty points will be given if the written project does not adhere to the guidelines.

 

 

Report Cover Guidelines 

1. Report covers must be cover stock, index stock, or card stock and include both a front and back cover.

2. Report covers are not counted against the page limit and may contain other information.

3. Covers may not be in plastic binders, be laminated, or have a plastic sheet overlaying the printed cover. No items, such as labels or decals, may be attached to the front cover. Two- or three-ring binders are not acceptable report covers. 

4. Cutout cover stock covers are allowed, but the page containing the cover information is included in the page count. 

5. Front cover must contain the following information: name of the school, name of the state, name of the event, and year (20xx–20xx). 

6. All reports must be bound (e.g., tape binding, spiral binding).

 

Report Content Guidelines

1. Include a Table of Contents with page numbers.

2. Follow the rating sheet sequence in writing the report. If information is not available for a particular criterion, include a statement to that effect in the report. 

3. Pages must be numbered and must be standard 8 1/2” x 11” paper. Each side of the paper providing information is counted as a page. Pages must not be laminated or bound in sheet protectors.

4. Reports must not exceed 15 pages (a title page, divider pages, and appendices are optional and must be included in the page count).

5. Copies should be sent rather than important original documents. No items may be attached to any page in the report. 

 

Projects described in the report cannot be submitted in any other event except in the Local Chapter Annual Business Report.  A project that previously placed first at an SLC is not eligible for this event.

 

Report must describe activities of the local chapter that were conducted between the previous State Leadership Conference and the current State Leadership Conference.

 

Entry must adhere to all of the event regulations and specific guidelines.  Penalty points will be given if the written project does not adhere to the report guidelines.

 

Reports judged in state competition will be returned to the respective chapter adviser.  Reports judged at the national level become property of FBLA-PBL, Inc.  These reports may be used for publication or reproduced for sale by the national association.

 

PROCEDURE

 

Report format must follow the same sequence shown on the rating sheet.  If information is not available for a particular criterion, include a statement to that effect in the report.  The report must be similar to that of a business report with substantiated statements in a clear and concise format.  Creativity through design and use of meaningful graphics is encouraged.

 

 

JUDGING

 

Reports will be reviewed by a screening committee to determine if chapters have complied with event eligibility and regulations.  A panel of judges will select the winners.  They make their decisions on the basis of evidence included in the written documentation.  The content of each report will be evaluated by the criteria identified in the rating sheet.  All decisions of the judges are final.

 

AWARDS

 

State State awards for the top five places are presented at the State Leadership Conference.

 

National         The judges will determine the number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference.  The maximum number will be ten.