Skill Demonstration Events
Skill Demonstration Events provide opportunities for FCCLA members to demonstrate college- and career-readiness skills in Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations. Members will use event criteria to demonstrate skills learned in their FCS courses and through their involvement in FCCLA. These events may serve as an introduction to FCCLA's competitive events and require a shorter time commitment than STAR Events projects.
To obtain event guidelines and policies, download the Skill Demonstration Event Guidelines available on the “Resources” tab of the FCCLA portal.
Email email@example.com with any Skill Demonstration Event questions.
Please note: To participate in the Online Challenge Test(s), members must be registered for the National Fall Conference.
Skill Demonstration Events
Culinary Food Art
An individual event, will showcase the best of participants' creative and artistic skills in utilizing an assortment of fruits and vegetables to design and create an interesting food art item. Level 2 and 3
Culinary Knife Skills
An individual event, will showcase the best of participants' knife skills. Participants will produce six uniform pieces for each knife cut meeting industry standards and demonstrate proper safety and sanitation procedures. Level 1, 2, 3
An individual event, recognizes members for their ability to design and sketch a croquis based upon a provided design scenario. Levels 2, 3.
FCCLA Creed Speaking and Interpretation
An individual event, recognizes first-year members (through grade 10) for their ability to recite the FCCLA creed and interpret it within the context of their personal philosophy. This event provides an opportunity for members to gain self-confidence in public speaking while learning the values and philosophy expressed by the organization in which they hold membership. Level 1 and 2
An individual event, recognizes participants for their ability to address a topic relating to FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences without prior preparation. The ability to express one's thoughts in an impromptu situation while maintaining poise, self-confidence, logical organization of point, and conversational speaking are important assets in family, career and community situations. Level 1, 2, 3
This event is only offered at in-person competitions.
Interior Design Sketch
An individual event, recognizes members for their ability to problem solve, design, and sketch an interior design space using the provided interior design scenario. Level 2 and 3
An individual event, an individual event, recognizes members for their ability to prepare employment materials and utilize job interviewing skills for an entry level position in an area of Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations utilizing Family and Consumer Sciences knowledge and skills. This event provides an opportunity for members to gain self-confidence and demonstrate job seeking skills. Level 1, 2, 3
Lesson Plan Development and Modifications
An individual event that recognizes members for their ability to develop an original lesson plan and offer tailored modifications based on a provided student profile, ensuring that the student’s specific learning needs are met.
Pastry Arts Technical Decorating Skills
An individual event, recognizes participants for their ability to demonstrate their skills producing cake decorations using pastry arts equipment and techniques. Participants will prepare and present a sample board based on event specifications.
Speak Out for FCCLA
An individual event, recognizes members for their ability to utilize marketing and public speaking skills to promote Family and Consumer Sciences and FCCLA membership through participation in the FCCLA national program Power of One unit, "Speak Out for FCCLA." Level 1, 2, 3
An individual event, will showcase participants’ marketing and public relations skills to plan and implement a week-long public relations project to encourage teaching Family and Consumer Sciences Education as a potential career choice. A minimum of three promotional activities must be planned and implemented prior to competition. Level 1, 2, 3
Technology in Teaching
An individual event, recognizes members for their ability to select and critically evaluate an application (app) for use as part of a class offered in the Family and Consumer Sciences program. Level 1, 2, 3
Toys That Teach
An individual event, recognizes members for their ability to design, build, and demonstrate an original homemade toy which provides learning and play for either an individual child or a small group of children. The toy is to be constructed of common, everyday household items, meet safety guidelines, and be easy to carry and use. Level 1, 2, 3