This event recognizes FBLA members who can prepare print publications.
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 prepare promotional pieces based on this topic.
Entries may be created by an individual member or a team of two (2) or three (3). Participant(s) must be a member 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 case of a team, no more than 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.
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 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. NOTE: On the national level, this event does not have a prejudged portion. Please refer to the national guidelines if preparing for national competition.
The entry and entry form must be sent to the State Association so that it is received by the date specified in the State Conference Registration Packet. Entries will not be returned.
Student members, not advisers, must prepare presentations. Local advisers should serve as consultants to ensure that the presentations are well organized, contain substantiated statements, and are developed in an acceptable business style.
Participants in this event must be registered for the State Leadership Conference or their entry will not be judged.
• The event is to highlight print publications.
• Projects must address the given topic. Student members, not advisers, must prepare projects.
• Participants should place emphasis on graphic interpretation of the topic and design.
• Participants may not use any words, diagrams, clipart, and/or artwork that are not public domain.
• Graphics should be computer generated.
• Finished products must be submitted in color according to the instructions in the State Conference Registration Packet. The entry must be clearly labeled with the name of the event, state, participants’ name(s), and school.
• Members are expected to follow all applicable copyright laws.
• Based on 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.
• Presentation of the entry must be conducted by participants who authored the event. The presentation is an explanation of the publication design. Participants are responsible for bringing a copy of the project submitted to use in the onsite presentation. The presentation should include, but not be limited to: sources used to research the topic; development and design process; use of different design techniques; a list of equipment and software used; and copyright issues with pictures, music, or other items.
• Visual aids and samples specifically 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.
• 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 will conduct a three-minute (3) question-and-answer period during which the presenters should be prepared to defend all aspects of their design.
• The performance is open to conference attendees, except performing participants of this event.
Projects will be judged by a panel of judges prior to the State Leadership Conference. Oral performances will be judged by a panel at the conference. All judges’ decisions are final.
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.