STAR Events

Star EventsStudents Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events are Competitive Events in which members compete at the region/district, state, and national level and are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events allow students to compete individually or as a team. There are more than 30 STAR Events students can choose to compete in, all which recognize participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to actively identify an issue concerning families, careers, or communities, research the topic, and develop and implement a project to advocate for positive change.

STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities:

  • Cooperative - teams work to accomplish specific goals
  • Individualized - an individual member works alone to accomplish specific goals
  • Competitive - individual or team performance is measured by an established set of criteria

STAR Event Resources

Not sure which STAR Event is for you? The following quiz can help you narrow down your choices. Be sure to ask your chapter adviser for the STAR Event guidelines and discuss any eligibility criteria before making your final decision!

Competitive Events Guide

Chapter advisers may access and download the 2019-2020 Competitive Events Guide available on the "Resources" tab of the FCCLA portal for additional STAR Event information. After November 1, the 2019-2020 Competitive Events Guide is only available to affiliated chapters.

Online Project Summary Form

The Online Project Summary Form is available on the "Surveys" tab of the FCCLA portal. Only one submission per entry (team or individual) is required.

Curriculum Resources for Competitive Events

Email starevents@fcclainc.org with any STAR Event questions.

STAR Events

  • Baking and Pastry

    A team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their baking and pastry skills through the preparation of a quick bread, choux pastry, cookie, and shaped yeast bread.

  • Career Investigation

    An individual event - recognizes participants for their ability to perform self-assessments, research and explore a career, set career goals, create a plan for achieving goals, and describe the relationship of Family and Consumer Sciences coursework to the selected career.

  • Chapter in Review Display and Portfolio

    A team event - recognizes chapters that develop and implement a well-balanced program of work and promote FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations and skills to the community.

  • Chapter Service Project Display and Portfolio

    A team event - recognizes chapters that develop and implement an in-depth service project that makes a worthwhile contribution to families, schools, and communities. Students must use Family and Consumer Sciences content and skills to address and take action on a community need.

  • Culinary Arts

    A team event - recognizes participants enrolled in occupational culinary arts/food service training programs for their ability to work as members of a team to produce a quality meal using industrial culinary arts/food service techniques and equipment.

  • Culinary Math Management

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences skills to demonstrate the application of mathematical concepts in the culinary arts industry.

  • Early Childhood Education

    An individual event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their ability to use knowledge and skills gained from their enrollment in an occupational early childhood program.

  • Entrepreneurship

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who develop a plan for a new small business using Family and Consumer Sciences skills and sound business practices. The business must relate to an area of Family and Consumer Sciences education or related occupations.

  • Event Management

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who apply skills used in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to plan an event for an educational institution, community or non-profit organization, business, or government institution.

  • Fashion Construction

    An individual event- recognizes participants who apply fashion construction skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to create a display using samples of their skills.

  • Fashion Design

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who apply fashion design skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to design and market clothing styles.

  • Focus On Children

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences skills to plan and conduct a child development project that has a positive impact on children and the community.

  • Food Innovations

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of food product development by creating an original prototype formula, testing the product through focus groups, and developing a marketing strategy.

  • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge of the hospitality, tourism, and recreation industries and ability to translate their knowledge into a hypothetical or real business. Project must relate to culinary, lodging, recreation, tourism, or event coordination.

  • Interior Design

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who apply interior design skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to design to meet client needs.

  • Interpersonal Communications

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations skills and apply communication techniques to develop a project designed to strengthen communication.

  • Job Interview

    An individual event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations skills to develop a portfolio, participate in an interview, and communicate a personal understanding of job requirements.

  • Leadership

    An individual event - recognizes participants who actively evaluate and grow in their leadership potential. Participants investigate their leadership ability, assess leadership and employability skills, and develop and implement a plan to further their leadership development.

  • National Programs In Action

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who explain how the FCCLA Planning Process was used to implement a national program project.

  • Nutrition and Wellness Event

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who track food intake and physical activity for themselves, their family, or a community group and determine goals and strategies for improving their overall health.

  • Parliamentary Procedure

    A team event - recognizes chapters that develop a working knowledge of parliamentary law and the ability to conduct an FCCLA business meeting.

  • Professional Presentation

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who make an oral presentation about issues concerning Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations.

  • Promote and Publicize FCCLA

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use communications skills and techniques to educate their schools and communities about FCCLA with the intention of growing chapters and strengthening FCS and FCCLA programs.

  • Public Policy Advocate

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and ability to actively identify a local, state, national, or global concern, research the topic, identify a target audience and potential partnerships, form an action plan, and advocate for the issue in an effort to positively affect a policy or law.

  • Repurpose and Redesign

    An individual event - recognizes participants who select a used fashion, home, or other postconsumer item to recycle into a new product.

  • Say Yes to FCS Education

    An individual event - recognizes participants who demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to explore and experience the career of being a Family and Consumer Sciences educator. Participants must prepare a portfolio, conduct classroom observations, plan and execute a lesson, develop an FCCLA integration plan, and deliver an oral presentation.

  • Sports Nutrition

    An individual or team event, recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences skills to plan and develop an individualized nutritional plan to meet the needs of a competitive student athletic in a specific sport.

  • Sustainability Challenge

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants that address environmental issues that adversely impact human health and well-being and who actively empower others to get involved.

  • Teach and Train

    An individual event - recognizes participants for their exploration of the education and training fields through research and hands-on experience.

Online STAR Events

  • Chapter Website

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use a chapter website to educate, inform, and involve members and the general public about the importance of the family and consumer sciences program and the FCCLA chapter.

  • Digital Stories For Change

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to actively identify an issue concerning families, careers, or communities; research the topic; and develop a digital story to advocate for positive change.

  • Instructional Video Design

    An individual or team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to research, plan, and create an instructional video to deliver content as part of a lesson unit of instruction.

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