Virtual Business Challenge

The FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenges (Personal Finance and Fashion) encourage FCCLA members to test their personal finance or fashion management skills! This free competitive event consists of two competition rounds, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. Teams may participate in one or both rounds. Participants will utilize a competition version of the Virtual Business classroom software.

The 2023-2024 FCCLA/Knowledge Matters VBC Guidelines are available in the FCCLA Portal.

How to Participate in a FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Simulation

The Virtual Business Challenge focuses on different concepts found within the simulation. FCCLA members will not be able to control every concept, and are only able to manipulate the actions enabled for that specific Challenge. All other concepts will be set adequately and controlled for the teams. Assignments explaining Challenge goals and objectives will be available within the competition files.

The FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge consists of two competition rounds.

Registration begins October 3, 2023.

  • Round One will begin on October 16, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST and will end on November 9, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST.
  • Round Two will begin on February 5, 2024, at 10 AM EST and will end on March 1, 2024, at 5 PM EST.

Teams may participate in one or both rounds. The National Championship Round will be online only from April 1-5, 2024, and will only be open to qualifying teams.

The Challenge will start at 10:00 AM EST on the start date for each round. No score submission will be accepted after 5:00 PM EST on the last day of the Challenge round. Each file is time and date stamped upon receipt for validation. Files will be automatically scored, ranked, and posted under the ranking’s page.

FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Simulation Scoring and Awards

After uploading a score, teams may visit the ranking page in order to see where they rank nationally and by state. Teams may upload as many scores as they wish because Knowledge Matters will always rank teams based on their best score. At the completion of each challenge, the top nationally ranked team will receive website recognition.

The winning teams of the National Championship Round will receive a cash award to attend the National Leadership Conference and will have the option to participate in the Knowledge Matters exhibit to demonstrate the simulation and assist with simulation demonstrations.

  • 1st Place - $1,000
  • 2nd Place - $500
  • 3rd Place - $250
  • Round 1 Fashion Top 8

    FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenge

    FCCLA VBC Fashion:

    First Place

    Aleah Tomberg, Marysville High School, OH

    Second Place

    Lucy Skouson & Harper Benesh, Grinnell High School, IA

    Third Place

    Amy Warwick, Washington Virtual Academy, WA

  • Round 1 Personal Finance Top 8

    FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenge 

    FCCLA VBC Personal Finance:

    First Place

    Kathryn Lock, TX

    Second Place

    Shon Butz, CO

    Third Place

    Will Davis, AL

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