This event provides recognition for PBL members who demonstrate the ability to create an effective animated video to present an idea to a specific audience.

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 throughout the year.  Participants will develop a video that may include, but is not limited to, animation, elements such as graphics, text treatment, special effects, music, voice over, sound, and text.

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 national guidelines:

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 and product to the state adviser as directed in the SLC registration packet.  The entry form and the required receipt deadline are included in the SLC registration packet.

National    See national guidelines:  NOTE:  There is no pre-judged portion of this event on the national level.

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 February 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 or 2nd at a previous State Leadership Conference.  


  • Presentations must properly develop the given topic. Student members, not advisers, must prepare presentations.

  • This is not filming a live-action video, it is creating an animated video addressing the topic.

  • Videos should be 30 to 60 seconds in length and must be shown in its entirety during presentation. Copyright issues should be addressed in the credits of the film.

  • Animation will be used to create a standalone video product.

  • Animation must be uploaded.

  • The five individuals or teams with the highest prejudged score will move to the oral presentation.




Presentation of the entry must be conducted by participants who authored the event.  The presentation is an explanation of the animated production.  The video must be shown to the judges.  The presentation should include, but not be limited to:  an explanation of equipment used, software used, the development process, an overview of how copyright laws were addressed, and challenges experienced during the process.

Visual aids related to the project may be used; however, no items may be left with the judges or audience.

Competitors are responsible for bringing their own device for this event and must be able to show their presentation to the judges on this device as there will be no use of projectors.  Internet access will be provided.

The individual or team has seven (7) minutes to present.  A timekeeper will stand at six (6) minutes and again at seven (7) 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 may conduct a three-minute (3) question-and-answer period during which the presenters should be prepared to defend all aspects of their digital video production.

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


Oral performances will be judged by a panel at the conference.  All judges’ decisions are final.