NLC Competitive Events

All Competitive Events (STAR Events and the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl) are taking place virtually prior to the 2021 National Leadership Conference. For event-specific information, please review the 2021 Competitive Events NLC Update document. This document provides updates, if needed, to the virtual competition information included in the 2020-2021 Competitive Events Guide, as well as a Frequently Asked Question section.

Chapter advisers and members can volunteer to assist with these events by completing the volunteer sign-up process as part of their 2021 NLC registration in the FCCLA Portal. Each state is asked to provide at least one volunteer for every three participants. State associations will be responsible for specific events and will provide adult room consultants as needed. Evaluation teams consisting of members, advisers, and business and industry professionals will be assigned to represent different FCCLA regions.

Alumni & Associates members, business and industry partners, community members, school administrators, state education staff, and postsecondary FCS education students are encouraged to volunteer to assist with these events. Volunteers will not have access to the virtual FCCLA conference, only to the competition evaluation system.

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