ML - MULTIMEDIA & WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
 

(Open only to members in grades 6-9 who have affiliated middle level division.)

 

This event recognizes middle level FBLA members who have an understanding of principles of multimedia and website development.

The event has two portions.  A prejudged project will be submitted prior to the State Conference and an objective test will be taken at the State Conference.  In order to be eligible for an award, a member must participate in both portions of the event. Each year the topic will be published on the state and national websites.

The 30-minute objective test will consist of items related to career awareness related to multimedia and website industry, technology operations and concepts, visual design concepts, animation techniques, gaming, digital audio, web technologies, and graphic design.

  

ELIGIBILITY

Only members enrolled in grades 6 through 9 and affiliated middle school division as of December 15 of the current school year are eligible for this event.

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. 

National:     See national competitive event guidelines at www.fbla-pbl.org.  Florida may send one student to compete on the national level.

 

REGULATIONS

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

National:     See national competitive event guidelines at www.fbla-pbl.org.

• Participants must be selected in accordance with the regulations of the FBLA district and state chapters and the national association.

• Participants must not have placed 1st in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference or entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference.

PREJUDGED SITE

• Entries must be created by an individual.

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

 • The prejudged portion is a website that must include a 1-3 minute multimedia presentation.  The website must include sound, photo and image editing, and graphics.  The website must include at least one activity with user interaction (i.e. survey, game, etc.). This portion will constitute 85 percent of the final score.

• The web page must addresss the topic. Entries will be judged according to the rating sheet.

• An official event entry form (located in the State Leadership Conference Registration Packet) must be received by the date listed in the SLC registration packet.

WRITTEN TEST

• Participants must provide their own No. 2 pencils and erasers.  No reference materials, electronic devices, or other items are to be brought to the event.

 • 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 failing to report on time may be either disqualified or permitted to begin late with no extension of the time as scheduled. 

JUDGING

The website will be submitted prior to the State Leadership Conference according to the directions in the SLC packet. Judges will determine the 85 percent of the score.

Tests will be machine graded. In the event of a tie, the students’ performance on the final ten questions of the exam will be evaluated.  After that, if necessary, the order in which the tests were received will be used.  The objective test will constitute 15 percent of the final score. Both parts of the event must be completed to be considered for an award.

AWARDS

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 two.