PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT



This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to research a topic (issue) and create an original and informative thirty (30) second PSA video, raising awareness and/or evoking a changed attitude toward the issue.


COMPETENCIES


The topic to be developed in this presentation will be announced in the Chapter Management Handbook that comes from the national office.  In addition, it will be announced in the State Adviser Briefings. 


ELIGIBILITY

 

Entries may be created by an individual member or by a team, not to exceed three (3) members.  Participants must be members of an active local chapter and be on record in the FBLA-PBL national office as having paid dues by December 15 of the current school year.  In the event of a team, no more than one member may have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference, have competed more than two (2) years at the national level, or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th at a previous State Leadership Conference.  Students competing in this event on the state level must be registered for the conference or the entry will not be judged.

 

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    See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.

 

REGULATIONS


District        Each district determines its own procedures for event registration.

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

National    See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.  There is no pre-judged portion and there is a performance at the national level.  Be sure to follow national guidelines when preparing to compete at the national conference.
 

REGULATIONS



Participants must research and form an objective on the given topic (social issue). Student members, not advisers, must prepare presentations. 

Presentations must be 30 seconds in length.

Productions must be submitted on a DVD or flash drive.

Participants in this event must be registered for the State Leadership Conference or their entry will not be entered into the first round of competition.  Finalists must complete both parts of the event to be eligible to win an award.


DVDs or flash drives should be clearly labeled with the name of the event, the name of the student participants, and their school name, date, and state. 

 

The presentation must be received by the date specified in the State Conference Registration Packet.  Entries must be labeled with the participant’s name(s), state, school, and event title.  Entries will not be returned.

 

Members are expected to follow all applicable copyright laws and may be disqualified if items are not documented.


JUDGING


Presentations will be judged by a panel of judges prior to the State Leadership Conference.  All judges’ decisions 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 State Leadership Conference.

National    The number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference is determined by judges and/or number of entries.  The maximum number will be ten.