FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Simulation

The FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenge-Personal Finance Virtual contest encourages FCCLA members to test their skills in personal finance. The FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge is a free event to affiliated FCCLA members that consists of two competition rounds, fall 2019 and spring 2020—teams may participate in one or both rounds. Participating members utilize a competition version of the Virtual Business – Personal Finance classroom software.

How to Participate in 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 Challenge competition file for Round One will only be available from October 22 to November 15, 2019 and/or Round Two will begin on February 3 and will end on February 28, 2020. Teams may participate in one or both rounds. The National Championship Round will be held online from March 23, 2020 to April 3, 2020 and will only be open to qualifying teams.

Participants may run through the competition files as many times as they wish during the competition period. The competition file is complete once teams have run the file for two virtual years. At this point, the team's score will be automatically submitted to the Knowledge Matters' website.

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’s 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 upon their best score. At the completion of each challenge, the top nationally ranked team will receive website recognition. The winning teams of the National Leadership Conference Challenge will receive cash awards of:

  • 1st Place - $1,000
  • 2nd Place - $500
  • 3rd Place - $250

Email competitiveevents@fcclainc.org with any FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Simulation questions.

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