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.

  • Skill Demonstration Events will be held during the 2023 National Fall Conference in Birmingham, AL.
  • Online Challenge Testing will happen prior to the conference. (Date TBD)

To obtain event guidelines and policies, download the Skill Demonstration Event Guidelines available on the “Resources” tab of the FCCLA portal.

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

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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 2 and 3

  • Fashion Sketch

    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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • #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

  • 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


Online Challenge Tests

  • Consumer Math Challenge

    Consumer Math Challenge is an applied academic math test that allows participants to complete every day consumer challenges related to Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter, including personal finance and consumer education concepts. 

    Specifics:

    • Individual Event
    • Open to Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Culinary Math Challenge

    Culinary Math Challenge 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.

    Specifics:

    • Individual Event
    • Open to Levels 2 and 3
  • Early Childhood Challenge

    Early Childhood Challenge 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. 

    Specifics

    • Individual Event
    • Open to Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Education and Training Challenge

    Education and Training Challenge is a knowledge and skill test which allows participants to demonstrate their knowledge of education and training concepts. 

    SPECIFICS

    • Individual Event
    • Open to Levels 2 and 3
  • Fashion Construction and Design Challenge

    Fashion Construction and Design Challenge is a knowledge and skill test that allows participants to demonstrate their knowledge of fashion construction and design subject matter, including vocabulary, elements and principles of design, and textile knowledge. 

    SPECIFICS

    • Individual Event
    • Levels 2 and 3
  • FCCLA Knowledge Challenge

    FCCLA Knowledge Challenge is a knowledge and skill test which allows participants to demonstrate their knowledge of FCCLA’s programs, activities, leadership, and chapter management. 

    Specifics

    • Individual Event
    • Open to Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Challenge

    Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Challenge is a knowledge and skills challenge that allows participants to complete questions related to Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter, including hospitality, tourism and recreation content. 

    Specifics

    • Individual Event
    • Open to Levels 2 and 3
  • Interior Design Challenge

    Interior Design Challenge is a knowledge and skill test which allows participants to demonstrate their knowledge of interior design concepts, including elements and principles of design, color and light, materials and finishes, and residential and commercial design. 

    SPECIFICS

    • Individual Event
    • Level 2 and 3
  • Nutrition Challenge

    Nutrition Challenge 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. 

    Specifics

    • Individual Event
    • Open to Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Science in FCS Challenge

    Science in FCS Challenge 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. 

    Specifics

    • Individual Event
    • Open to Levels 1, 2, and 3

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