This event recognizes PBL members who can most effectively demonstrate skills in the areas of desktop publishing, creativity, and decision making.
Entries may be created by an individual or a team of two or three. This event consists of two parts: an objective portion and a production project. Participants are required to complete both portions of the event to be eligible for an award. (If the production portion was done by a team, the objective test must be done by the same individuals.)
The topic for this event will be announced on the state and national website each year. The score received on the production project will constitute 80 percent of the final score.
In addition, participants will be given a one-hour objective test on their understanding and mastery of basic desktop terminology and concepts; related desktop application knowledge; digital imaging and graphics; desktop layout rules and standards; safety, ethics, and legal issues; print process; and message presentation, accuracy and proofreading. In the case of a team, team members will take the objective test cooperatively. The objective test constitutes 20 percent of the final score.
Participants must have paid state and national dues postmarked by February 15 of the current school year.
State Each chapter may be represented by 6 individuals or teams.
National See national guidelines: www.fbla-pbl.org.
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 the production portion to the state adviser. The entry form and the required receipt deadline are included in the SLC registration packet.
National See publication: National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.
An individual may not have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference or placed 1st or 2nd in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference. In the case of a team, only one member may have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference or 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.
Participants must furnish their own No. 2 pencils and erasers. No electronic devices may be brought to the event. No reference materials are allowed.
The documents must be prepared by the competitors without help from an adviser or any other person.
The finished products must be submitted in color. All products must be placed in a folder clearly marked with the student name(s), school, and event. In addition, each item in the folder must have this information on the back.
The production portion of this event will be completed and submitted prior to the state conference.
Objective tests will be machine graded and will constitute 20 percent of the final event score. 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. The production portion of this event will constitute 80 percent of the final event score. Ties will be broken based on the scores associated with the production portion of this event.
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.