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Competitive Events

There are over seventy competitive event options you can choose from if you decide to compete. With so many options, it's hard to know what event will suit you. If you don't know what event you want to compete in, you can follow this flowchart to see what options are available for your skills and interests.


Some FBLA events are only offered at certain competitive levels, regionals, state, or nationals. If you have already picked an event from the flowchart above or are curious about what events are available at which competitive levels, this PDF from the official California FBLA website outlines the events and their availability. Make sure your event is one you can compete at all levels with.

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FBLA competitions build experience and helps prepare you for real world interactions. They provide opportunities to apply classroom level concepts in a workforce level competitive environment. They encourage a friendly competitive spirit while pushing each individual student to do their best.
 
Other than the experience, placing in an FBLA competition is something you can put on a resume that will interest employers and can set you apart from other applicants.


Competitive Information and Dates


Understanding Competitions

If you have never been in FBLA before, or have never competed in an event at the regional level, understanding how competitions work might be a little difficult. Luckily, the national and state FBLA websites have just about everything you might need to help you succeed in your competitive FBLA career.


Regionals February 7-9, 2020  Colusa High School
State April 22-27, 2020 Ontario, CA
Nationals Information Coming Salt Lake City, UT

When Who What
DEC 2 SECTION & STATE Conference Registration Opens - Members must be paid in full to register for conferences
DEC 13 SECTION Skill Events School Site Proctor/Test Request/Competitors Registered for Conference
JAN 17 SECTION Broadcast Journalism Prejudged Projects SUBMITTED; Competitors Registered for Conference
JAN 17 SECTION Sales Presentation Prejudged Projects SUBMITTED; Competitors Registered for Conference
JAN 17 SECTION Future Business Leader & Job Interview Materials SUBMITTED; Competitors Registered for Conference
JAN 24 SECTION FINISHED Skilled Events School Testing SUBMITTED
Feb 8‑22 SECTION Leadership Conferences (Feb. 8th- Bay, Central, Inland, Northern; Feb 15th Southern; Feb 22nd Gold Coast)
FEB 28 STATE Skill Events School Site Proctor/Test Request/Competitors Registered for Conference
FEB 28 STATE Prejudged Project Submission Deadline SUBMITTED; Competitors Registered for Conference
MAR 1 MEMBERSHIP Deadline (PAID) for State/National Conference Eligibility
MAR 3 STATE Prejudged Chapter Projects, AE, CS, LCABR, PwB SUBMITTED; Competitors Registered for Conference
MAR 3 STATE Future Business Leader , Job Interview, and Scholarship Materials SUBMITTED; Competitors Registered for Conference
MAR 3 STATE Who's Who/ Local Chapter Adviser of the Year/SUBMITTED
MAR 20 STATE FINISHED Skill Events School SUBMITTED
APR 23‑26 STATE Leadership Conference, Ontario Convention Center
APR 25 NCL Qualifiers Meeting for NCL, Advisers Register Students for the Conference and CAFBLA Registers Students in Competitive Events
May 1 x Advisers Send Completed NCL Spreadsheet (above) to CAFBLA: nsansot@cafbla.org
MAY 5‑7 x Advisers Proofread Event Registration; Notify CAFBLA of Changes or Errors by May 7
May 8 CAFBLA Deadline for all NCL Competitive Event Registration; Drops only after May 8. Exception: a member of registered team may drop and be replaced.
JUN 29‑30 x NATIONAL Leadership Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
JUL 1‑2 x NATIONAL Leadership Conference, Salt Lake City, UT