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. These competitions take place at FCCLA’s National Fall Conference. To obtain event guidelines and policies, download the 2019-2020 Competitive Events Guide available on the “Resources” tab of the FCCLA portal.

All Culinary Knife Skills and Pastry Arts Technical Decorating Challenge students are required to submit a signed Parental Consent Form at the time of competition.

  • Consumer Math Challenge

    An individual event, is an applied academic math test which allows participants to complete everyday consumer challenges related to Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter, including personal finance and consumer education concepts. Level 1, 2, 3

  • Culinary Math Challenge

    An individual event, is an applied academic math test which allows participants to solve common culinary arts problems using math skills including measurements, fractions, decimals, conversions, yield percents and costs. Level 2 and 3

  • Early Childhood Challenge

    An individual event, is a knowledge and skill test which allows participants to complete challenges related to Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter, including child development and early childhood education concepts. Level 1, 2, 3

  • Education and Training Challenge

    An individual event, is a knowledge and skill test which allows participants to demonstrate their knowledge of education and training concepts. Level 2 and 3

  • Fashion Construction and Design Challenge

    An individual event, is a knowledge and skill test which allows participants to demonstrate their knowledge of fashion construction and design subject matter, including vocabulary, elements and principles of design, and textile knowledge. Level 2 and 3

  • FCCLA Knowledge Challenge

    An individual event, is a knowledge and skill test which allows participants to demonstrate their knowledge of FCCLA’s programs, activities, leadership, and chapter management. Level 1, 2, 3

  • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Challenge

    An individual event, is a knowledge and skills challenge which allows participants to complete questions related to Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter, including hospitality, tourism and recreation content. Level 2 and 3

  • Interior Design Challenge

    An individual event, is a knowledge and skill test which allows participants to demonstration their knowledge of interior design concepts, including elements and principles of design, color and light, materials and finishes, and residential and commercial design. Level 2 and 3

  • Nutrition Challenge

    An individual event, is a knowledge and skill test which allows participants to complete challenges related to Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter, including nutrition, wellness, and health concepts. Level 1, 2, 3

  • Science in FCS Challenge

    An individual event, is a knowledge and skills test which allows participants to complete challenges related to Family and consumer Sciences subject matter, including science and technology concepts related to food, health and textile sciences. Level 1, 2, 3

  • 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

    This event will be offered again in Fall 2020.

  • Culinary Knife Skills

    culinary knife skillsAn 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 2 and 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

  • Impromptu Speaking

    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

  • 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

    This event will be offered again in Fall 2020.

  • Interviewing Skills

    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

    This event will be offered again in Fall 2020.

  • 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

  • #TeachFCS

    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

    This event will be offered again in Fall 2020.

  • 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

    This event will be offered again in Fall 2020.

Email competitiveevents@fcclainc.org with any Skill Demonstration Event questions.

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