Through participation in Competitive Events, FCCLA members acquire industry insights and employable skills required to thrive in the 21st Century. Members can select from over 50 Competitive Events that employ skills and knowledge learned through Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education. Competing on regional/district, state, and national levels in Competitive Events enables members to explore Career Pathways and address significant personal, work, and societal issues.
Competitive Events align with FCCLA's mission to concentrate on multiple roles, including family member, wage earner, and community leader. Each event is curated to help members develop specific lifelong skills in character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
The foundation of these events is the belief that anyone can succeed, and participation in FCCLA's Competitive Events will equip students for life after high school.
Competitive Event Levels:
- Level 1 - Members through grade 8
- Level 2 - Members in grades 9 and 10
- Level 3 - Members in grades 11 and 12
- Level 4 - Postsecondary members
Entry into a particular level is determined by the participant’s grade in school during the school year preceding the National Leadership Conference and in some cases, enrollment in a specific course or program.
Individual events evaluate one member’s performance. Team events evaluate several participants’ or a chapter’s performance as one entry.
Team events may have one, two, or three participants from the same chapter, with the exception of Parliamentary Procedure, which may have four to eight participants from the same chapter.
- A team composed of members of mixed grade levels (through grade 12) must enter at the level of the highest participant member’s grade level.
- Team events with only Level 2 (grades 9-10) or Level 3 (grades 11-12) may not include members through grade 8.
- Team events with only Level 3 (grades 11-12) may not include members through grade 10.
- Level 4 (Postsecondary) teams may not include members through grade 12.
Competitive Events Advisory Team
The Competitive Events Advisory Team (CEAT) is the driving force behind FCCLA's dynamic Competitive Events program. Comprised of experienced advisers, members, and state advisers, CEAT is dedicated to enhancing and innovating this program to provide valuable opportunities for FCCLA members to showcase their skills and talents while promoting personal growth and leadership development.
2023-2024 CEAT Members
- Katy Blatnick-Gagne, Ed.D. (Iowa, Program Chair)
- Renee Sigmon (Indiana, Past Lead Coordinator)
- Brittani Phillips (Oklahoma, Lead Coordinator)
- Caitlin Roberson (Georgia, Assistant Lead Coordinator)
- Natalie Stewart (Texas, Chapter Adviser)
- Molly Gordon (South Carolina, Chapter Adviser)
- Peter Smith III (South Carolina, Vice President of Competitive Events)
- Gianna DeBruyn (New Jersey, Past Vice President of Competitive Events)
- Hannah Smith (South Carolina, Member)
Brandon Weibel (Oklahoma, Member)
Apply to Be on CEAT
We invite passionate advisers to apply to join the Competitive Events Advisory Team (CEAT). Applications for the state adviser member position will open in Spring 2024. The next opening for a chapter adviser position will open in Spring 2025. Please email email@example.com with any questions.