Competitive Events

Competitive Events promote FCCLA’s 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.

The belief that everyone can be successful is the foundation of these events and participation in FCCLA’s Competitive Events will better prepare 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) entries may not include members through grade 12.  

Competitive Events Advisory Team

FCCLA's Competitive Events continue to improve, innovate, and grow thanks to the many suggestions from advisers, members, and state associations. Members of the Competitive Events Advisory Team (CEAT) provide guidance to the Competitive Events program. The application deadline to nominate CEAT team members has closed for this year. The 2022 CEAT Nomination form will be posted in September.

2022-2023 CEAT Members

  • Chelsey Greene (Nebraska, Program Chair)
  • Robert Van Dyke (North Carolina, State Adviser)
  • Renee Sigmon (Indiana, State Adviser)
  • Raean Gaddoni (California, Chapter Adviser) 
  • Miranda Bright (Nebraska, Chapter Adviser)
  • Gianna DeBruyn (New Jersey, Vice President of Competitive Events)
  • Kirstin Johnson (Washington, Past Vice President of Competitive Events)

 

Members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.