Competitive Events

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.

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 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.

Learn more about STAR Events on the national FCCLA website!

Skill Demonstration Events

These events take place during the National Fall Conference on Friday, November 10, 2023 in Birmingham, Alabama. Skill Demonstration Events 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 will be offered:

  • Culinary Food Art (Levels 2,3)
  • Culinary Knife Skills (Levels 2, 3)
  • Impromptu Speaking (Levels, 1, 2, 3)
  • Interior Design Sketch (Levels 2,3)
  • #TeachFCS (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Toys that Teach (Levels 1, 2, 3)

You can learn more about Skill Demonstration Events on the national FCCLA website!

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 testing events include:

  • Consumer Math Challenge (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Culinary Math Challenge (Levels 2, 3)
  • Early Childhood Challenge (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Education and Training Challenge (Levels 2, 3)
  • Fashion Construction and Design Challenge (Levels 2, 3)
  • FCCLA Knowledge Challenge (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Challenge (Levels 2, 3)
  • Interior Design Challenge (Levels 2, 3)
  • Nutrition Challenge (Levels 1, 2, 3)
  • Science in FCS Challenge (Levels 1, 2, 3)

Check out the national FCCLA website for more information about the Online Challenge Tests!

Take a look at the Competitive Events poster for your classroom or FCCLA bulletin board!