WEBSITE DESIGN

 

This event recognizes FBLA members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of websites.

 

Participation in this event will allow members to demonstrate proficiency in conceptualizing, designing, and creating web sites.  Members may work as an individual or as a team in creating a web site that addresses a specific scenario.  The web site should include elements such as page layout, navigational scheme, graphics/ multimedia use, site content, and correct business format.

 

Each year the topic will be listed in the Chapter Management Handbook that comes from the national office.  The state adviser will also publish this topic in the monthly updates throughout the year.

 

ELIGIBILITY
 

Entries may be created by an individual or a team of two or three members.  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.

 

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 a student or team 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 receipt deadline are included in the SLC registration packet.

 

National:     See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.

 

PREJUDGED WEB SITE

• Student members, not advisers, must prepare the web site.  Advisers should serve as consultants to ensure that the web site is well organized, contains substantiated statements, and is presented in a professional manner.

 

• Students competing in this event on the state level must be registered for the conference or the 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.
 

 

• The web site should be designed to allow for viewing by as many different platforms as possible.

 

• The web site must be available for viewing on the Internet at the time of judging.

 

• A Statement of Assurance and an official event entry form (located in the State Leadership Conference Registration Packet) must be completed and submitted by the date listed in the SLC registration packet.  

 

• Web sites submitted for competition must be “frozen” from the submission deadline until the opening session of the State Leadership Conference.  No changes can be made to the web site after the official entry date.

 

• Any photographs text, trademarks, or names that are used on the site must be supported by proper documentation and approvals.  Members are expected to follow all applicable copyright laws and may be disqualified if items are used inappropriately.  Use of templates must be identified.

 

• Web sites not adhering to these regulations may be disqualified.

 

Web sites that meet the above regulations will be reviewed by a panel of judges prior to the State Leadership Conference.  An official entry form must be completed and received at the address specified in the State Leadership Conference Registration Packet in order for the website to be judged.
 

ORAL PRESENTATION

Based on the results of the preliminary competition, the highest prejudged project scores, a maximum of five individuals or teams will be selected to make an oral presentation at the State Leadership Conference.  The individuals or teams selected will be notified prior to the State Leadership Conference…only these five will participate in the presentation.

 

The oral presentation is an explanation of the Web site—not just a viewing of the Web site.  The explanation should include, but not be limited to:

 

• Development of the topic
 

• Development and design process
 

• Use and implementation of innovative technology
 

• Use and development of media elements
 

• Copyright issues with pictures, music, etc.

 

A windows-based computer, projection device, and screen will be provided for the oral presentation. Students must use the computer provided and may bring a USB thumb drives to use on the provided equipment.  Individuals or teams will be able to access their URL to show the judges the site.

 

The individual or team has seven (7) minutes to present.  Visual aids and samples specifically related to the project may be used; however, no items may be left with the judges or audience. 

 

A timekeeper will stand at six (6) minutes.  When each individual or team is finished, the timekeeper will record the time used, noting a deduction of five (5) points for any presentation over seven (7) minutes.  Following each oral presentation, the judges will conduct a three-minute (3) question-and-answer period during which the presenters should be prepared to defend all aspects of their presentation.

 

The performance is open to all conference attendees except performing participants of this event.

 

JUDGING

 

Web sites will be screened to determine if chapters have complied with event eligibility and regulations.  Using the rating sheet, a panel of judges selects the finalists prior to the State Leadership Conference.  A panel of judges will rate the presentation at the State Leadership Conference.  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          Awards for the top 5 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 will be ten.