Competitive Events

Skill Demonstration Events

These events, held virtually prior to the Virtual Leadership Experience, provide opportunities for members to demonstrate college and career-ready skills in Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations.  This fall, the following Skill Demonstration Events that will be offered include:

  • Culinary Food Art (Levels 2, 3)
  • Culinary Knife Skills (Levels 2, 3)
  • Fashion Sketch (Levels 2, 3)
  • FCCLA Creed Speaking and Interpretation (Levels 1, 2)
  • Interviewing Skills (Levels, 1, 2, 3)
  • Pastry Arts Technical Decorating Skills (Levels 2, 3)
  • Speak Out for FCCLA (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • #Teach FCS (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Technology in Teaching (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Toys that Teach (Levels 1, 2, 3)

In addition to these prepared Skill Demonstration Events, National FCCLA offers a variety of online Challenge Testing Events.  Participation in these events takes place by the completion of an online test based on the content knowledge area.  These events include:

  • Consumer Math (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Culinary Math (Levels 2, 3)
  • Early Childhood (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Education and Training (Levels 2, 3)
  • Fashion Construction and Design (Levels 2, 3)
  • FCCLA Knowledge (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation (Levels 2, 3)
  • Interior Design (Levels 2, 3)
  • Nutrition (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Science in FCS (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Prior to
October 26, 2020
Skill Demonstration Event Project/Video Recording/URL Creation for Registration Submission Your local chapter Use this time to create projects and prepare for submission
October 26, 2020 Skill Demonstration Event Registration Deadline

Video URL Submitted (if required)

FCCLA Adviser Portal $10 per person registration fee for Skill Demonstration Events
October 27, 2020 Confirmation Emails Sent to all Participants and Advisers Email Sent after registration has closed
November 2-6, 2020 Skill Demonstration Events – Online Challenge Event Testing AnswerWrite Testing System Login information included in confirmation email
November 9-13, 2020 Skill Demonstration Event Evaluation FCCLA State Associations Evaluation will take place online by state volunteers
December 11, 2020 Skill Demonstration Events Awards Virtual Leadership Experience Platform Announcement of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

STAR Events

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation.  In Nebraska, 90% of competitors reported that these events were very or extremely useful in preparation for future experiences. See the full report on the impact of Nebraska STAR Events here.

FCCLA STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities:

  • Cooperative: teams work to accomplish specific goals
  • Individualized: an individual member works alone to accomplish specific goals
  • Competitive: individual or team performance is measured by an established set of criteria

STAR Events promote the FCCLA Mission to focus on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader. Each event is designed to help members develop specific lifetime skills in character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

STAR Events encourage active student participation and recognize accomplishments of youth. The belief that everyone can be successful is the foundation of these events. Cooperation and competition are stressed in positive, constructive ways. Respect and interaction between youth and adults are fostered by establishing teams of adult and youth evaluators and event managers.

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