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Involvement in FCCLA's Competitive Events programs offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life necessary in families, communities, and workplaces.  Members can demonstrate family and consumer sciences skills, career skills, and interpersonal skills through the following competitive events:



Competitive Events Guide and Related Resources 

2014-2015 Competitive Events Guide (updated 12/2/14)

List of Edits In The 12/2/14 Competitive Events Guide Update

Major Changes to the 2014-2015 Competitive Events Guide


2014-2015 Competitive Events Information Sheets



Click here to access STAR Events resources, case studies, Q&A guide, and additional resources!


FCCLA Contests

FCCLA Contests allow students to use creativity to express their FCCLA spirit.  When available, contests are announced on the FCCLA national website.


Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl

The Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl is a three-level, team competition that challenges students' knowledge of all aspects of Family and Consumer Sciences.

  • Family, Career, & Community Studies
  • Early Childhood & Human Development
  • Food Sciences, Dietetics, & Nutrition
  • Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation
  • Fashion & Housing Design
  • FCCLA Knowledge


Skill Demonstration Events

Skill Demonstration Events provide opportunities for members to demonstrate college and career-ready skills in family and consumer sciences and related occupations.

Congratulations to the 2014 National Cluster Meeting Winners!  Results are posted here.  



STAR Events

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities—

  • Cooperative — teams work to accomplish specific goals
  • Individualized — members work alone to accomplish specific goals
  • Competitive — individual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria


Competitive Events Advisory Team

FCCLA's Competitive Events program continues to improve, innovate and grow thanks to the many suggestions from advisers, members, and state associations. Members of the Competitive Events Advisory Team (CEAT) and Culinary Arts Advisory Council provide guidance to the program. State advisers, chapter advisers and members interested in serving on CEAT are encouraged to complete a CEAT nomination form.

    • Lead Coordinator: Robert Van Dyke (CO)
    • Assistant Lead Coordinator: Deborah Will (VA)
    • Past Lead Coordinator: Theresa Golis (ID)
    • Chapter Adviser Members: Karen Roberts (VA) and Dee Kirby (MO)
    • Student Members:  Maggie Uceny (WA) and Stephanie Zhang (NJ)
    • National Executive Council Representatives:  Olivia Wicklund 2013-2014 (MN) and Blake Miller 2014-2015 (OH)
    • Board of Directors Representative:  Mary Nagel (WA)

2015 CEAT Nomination Form

2015 STAR Events National Volunteer Award Nomination Form 


STAR Events and Skill Demonstration Events National Standards and Initiatives Crosswalk

This document crosswalks each STAR Event and Skill Demonstration Event to the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences, Common Career Technical Core Career Ready Practices, Career Clusters, 21st Century Skills, and the FCCLA National Programs.  


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