2020 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

2020 FBLA NLE COMPETITIVE EVENTS

HONOR CODE

    • Each competitor will be required to sign an honor code statement this year.  Please click here to complete and submit the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Experience Honor Code.

DIGITAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    • Each competitor is responsible for adhering to the guidelines for their competitive event(s) as well as the changes for this year as detailed below.
    • In addition, each competitor is responsible for adhering to this year’s Digital Submission Guidelines.

FIELDING COMPETITORS

  • For competitive events that consist of only an online, objective test, any paid member may participate in these events without pre-qualifying at their State Leadership Conference.
    • The state chair, or designee, will still have to register members for these events.
    • The National Center will offer the state chair, or designee, assistance in getting these members registered into these events.
  • For all other events, each state will be required to determine their own method of qualifying national competitors through a competitive process.
    • Only four individuals/teams per event may be entered into these events.

ELIGIBILITY

The following eligibility guidelines are in effect:

  • All competitors must have paid FBLA national dues by April 1 of the current school year.
  • All competitors must be registered for the 2020 National Leadership Experience and have paid their registration fee in order to participate in competitive events.
      • Members must be registered for NLE by May 29.
      • Payment by cash, check, or valid purchase order for competitors must be received by June 12, 2020. Any unpaid competitors will not advance to finals and will be ineligible to win an event.
  • The state chair, or designee, must register all state competitors on the official Slayte online entry form by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 29.
    • The state chair, or designee, must also submit any required URLs or PDFs needed for judging on the official Slayte online entry form by May 29.
  • Each competitor can only compete in one (1) individual/team event and one (1) chapter event.
  • All members of a team must consist of individuals from the same FBLA chapter.
  • Competitors are not permitted to compete in an event more than once at the national level unless one of the exceptions related to team events are in effect.
    • This guideline does include events that members compete in this year.

DIGITAL COMPETITIVE EVENTS FOR 2020 NLE

Individual Objective Test Events
Take test online via ESS

Events in this category:

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Advertising
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Calculations
  • Business Communication
  • Business Law
  • Computer Problem Solving
  • Cyber Security
  • Economics
  • Health Care Administration
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Introduction to Business Procedures
  • Introduction to FBLA
  • Introduction to Financial Math
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
  • Journalism
  • Networking Concepts
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Personal Finance
  • Political Science
  • Securities & Investments

Production and Objective Test Events

  • Submit production test via Wufoo form
  • Take objective test online via ESESS
  • Events in this category:
    • Computer Applications
    • Database Design & Applications
    • Spreadsheet Applications
    • Word Processing

Objective Test and Role Play Events

  • Take objective test portion online via ESESS
    • Where collaborative objective tests are concerned, teams will take test individually and FBLA-PBL will average the scores of the team members
  • Role Play portion of event (for top 15 scoring individuals/teams only)
    • Eliminate Role Play component and make it a presentation
    • Case study will be released to state advisers, who will release to competitors, with guidelines for prep time and recording presentation for judges
  • Events in this category:
    • Banking & Financial Systems
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Global Business
    • Help Desk
    • Hospitality Management
    • Management Decision Making
    • Management Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Network Design
    • Parliamentary Procedure
    • Sports & Entertainment Management

Presentation Events

  • Record presentation and post online for judging (no Q&A)
  • Events in this category:
    • Broadcast Journalism#
    • Business Ethics^
    • Client Service^ *
    • Electronic Career Portfolio#
    • Emerging Business Issues^
    • Graphic Design#
    • Introduction to Business Presentation#
    • Public Service Announcement#
    • Publication Design#
    • Sales Presentation#
    • Social Media Campaign#
  • #Presentation with Equipment: competitors would be allowed to share their screen to aid in presenting their project.  If sharing screen, the competitor would also have to still be seen while presenting.
  • ^Presentation without Equipment: competitors would not be allowed to share their screen while presenting.
  • *Has a case study that will be released to state advisers, who will release to competitors, with guidelines for prep time and recording presentation for judges.

Speech Events

  • Record speech and post online for judging
  • Events in this category:
    • Impromptu Speaking*
    • Introduction to Public Speaking
    • Public Speaking
  • *Has a prompt that will be released to state advisers, who will release to competitors, with guidelines for prep time and recording presentation for judges

Demonstration Events

  • Record demonstration and post online for judging (no Q&A)
  • Competitors would be allowed to share screen to aid in demonstrating project. If sharing screen, the competitor would also have to still be seen while demonstrating.
  • Events in this category:
    • Coding & Programming
    • Computer Game & Simulation Programming
    • E-business
    • Mobile Application Development
    • Website Design

Prejudged Projects with Presentation

  • Submit project only (no performance)
  • Events in this category:
    • 3-D Animation
    • Digital Video Production

Prejudged Reports with Presentation

  • Submit report only (no performance)
  • Events in this category:
    • American Enterprise Project
    • Business Financial Plan
    • Business Plan
    • Community Service Project
    • Local Chapter Annual Business Report
    • Partnership with Business Project

Interview Events

  • Prejudged materials (resume and letter of application) will not be submitted and will not be prejudged
  • Objective test for Future Business Leader will be taken via ESESS prior to interviews
  • Interviews will be scheduled and take place in real time via web-based meeting software
  • Events in this category:
    • Future Business Leader
    • Job Interview

LifeSmarts Event

  • Will proceed with a modified online competition (dates are June 8-12)
  • Because FBLA-PBL is making changes to its approach to most competitive events this year, members who qualified for the national LifeSmarts challenge will be allowed to compete in one other individual/team event this year.  This could be one of the online, objective tests that don’t require prequalification, or it can be one of the other events (performance, production, etc.) that do require prequalification.

Virtual Business Challenge Events

  • Will proceed with online competition (dates are June 8-12)
  • Because FBLA-PBL is making changes to its approach to most competitive events this year, members who qualified for one of the national Virtual Business Challenges will be allowed to compete in one other individual/team event this year.  This could be one of the online, objective tests that don’t require prequalification, or it can be one of the other events (performance, production, etc.) that do require prequalification.

TIMELINE FOR ONLINE COMPETITIVE EVENTS PROGRAM

  • May 11: Competitive event registration by state adviser begins
  • May 29: Competitors must complete NLE registration
  • May 29: All competitive event registration must be completed by state advisers
  • May 29: PDFs of prejudged reports must be submitted by state advisers
  • May 29: URLs of prejudged projects (3-D Animation, Digital Video Production) must be submitted by state advisers
  • May 29: URLs of all performance event videos must be submitted by state advisers
  • June 1-3: Testing window for Future Business Leader
  • June 1-9: Testing window for all role play events
  • June 1-26: Testing window for all other objective test events
  • June 5: Production tests must be submitted
  • June 6: Scheduled Database Interruption: Our membership database Impexium and our competitive events platform Slayte will be unavailable from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for scheduled maintenance. Please note the planned interruption as it relates to your access to the platforms for NLE Competitive Events and plan accordingly. 
  • June 8-12: Virtual Business Finance Challenge Window
  • June 8-12: Virtual Business Management Challenge Window
  • June 8 -12: LifeSmarts Challenge Window
  • June 8-19: Window for performance event preliminary round judging
  • June 11: Role play events finalists announced
  • June 12: Competitor Payment Deadline (Any unpaid competitors will not advance to finals and will be ineligible to win an event.)
  • June 15-19: Window for video submission of role play competitive events
  • June 23: Performance event finalists announced
  • June 24-July 2: Window for performance and role play events final round judging
  • July 10-15: Competitive event medals and prize checks sent to winners
  • On or around July 12: Competitive event winners announce in Tomorrow’s Business Leader (TBL) NLE Special Online Edition