This event recognizes PBL members who have developed proficiency in the creation and design of web sites.

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 of no more than three members in creating a website 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 on the state and national website.



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 February 15 of the current school year.
 National:     See national guidelines: www.fbla-pbl.org.



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 or 2nd at a previous State Leadership Conference.

Copyright and Fair Use Information. It is the policy of FBLA-PBL to comply with state and federal copyright laws. You may use the following Web sites as a reference:
A. Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers at http://www.mediafestival.org/copyrightchart.html 
B. U.S. Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov/  or http://www.copyright.gov/title17/circ92.pdf


• Student members, not advisers, must prepare the website.  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 judged.

• Templates may NOT be used.

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

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

• An official event entry form (located in the State Leadership Conference Registration Packet) and a Statement of Assurance must be completed and received by the date listed in the SLC registration packet.  This form will list the following information:  chapter name, team member names, school, city, state, and URL.

• 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. 

 • 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 and Statement of Assurance form must be completed and sent to the address specified in the State Leadership Conference Registration Packet in order for the website to be judged.



Based on the highest prejudged project scores, a maximum of five (5) individuals or teams will be selected to make an oral presentation at the State Leadership Conference.  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.

 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 minutes (7) 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 Web site.


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.



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

The judges will determine the number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference.  The maximum number will be ten (10).