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Involvement in FCCLA's Competitive Events programs offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life necessary in families, communities, and workplaces.  Members can demonstrate family and consumer sciences skills, career skills, and interpersonal skills through the following competitive events:



Competitive Events Guide and Related Resources 

2013-14 Competitive Events Guide  (version posted 4/2/14 with corrected Environmental Ambassador rubric) 

Corrections to the 2013-14 Competitive Events Guide  (posted 9/27/13)

Overview of Major Changes to the 2013-14 Competitive Events Guide

Competitive Events Information Sheets

Competitive Events Presentation from the 2013 National Cluster Meetings  (PDF File of presentation)

NLC General Competitive Events Information (Release)

2014 National Leadership Conference Participant and Volunteer Information (posted June 2014)


Click here to access STAR Events resources, case studies, Q&A guide, and additional resources!


FCCLA Contests

FCCLA Contests allow students to use creativity to express their FCCLA spirit.  When available, contests are announced on the FCCLA national website.

Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl

The Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl is a three-level, team competition that challenges students' knowledge of all aspects of Family and Consumer Sciences.

  • Family, Career, & Community Studies
  • Early Childhood & Human Development
  • Food Sciences, Dietetics, & Nutrition
  • Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation
  • Fashion & Housing Design
  • FCCLA Knowledge

Skill Demonstration Events

Skill Demonstration Events provide opportunities for members to demonstrate college and career-ready skills in family and consumer sciences and related occupations.


Congratulations to the Skill Demonstration Events Finalists from the 2013 National Cluster Meetings!

2013 National Cluster Meetings Competitive Events Results 



STAR Events

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities—

  • Cooperative — teams work to accomplish specific goals
  • Individualized — members work alone to accomplish specific goals
  • Competitive — individual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria

Competitive Events Advisory Team

FCCLA's Competitive Events program continues to improve, innovate and grow thanks to the many suggestions from advisers, members, and state associations.  Members of the Competitive Events Advisory Team (CEAT), Culinary Arts Advisory Council, and the NASAFACS STAR Events Task Force provide guidance to the program.  State advisers, chapter advisers and members interested in serving on CEAT are encouraged to complete a CEAT nomination form.

  • Lead Coordinator: Theresa Golis (ID)
  • Assistant Lead Coordinator: Robert Van Dyke (CO)
  • Past Lead Coordinator: Eric Brooks (ME)
  • Chapter Adviser Members: Karin Davis (OK) and Karen Roberts (VA)
  • Student Members:  Veronica Kauffman (CO) and Blake Miller (OH)
  • National Executive Council Representatives:  Skylar Borchardt, 2012-2013 (MN) and Olivia Wicklund 2013-2014 (MN)
  • Board of Directors Representative:  Elliot Johnson (SD)

2014 CEAT Nomination Form 

Star Events Volunteer Award Nomination Form

Star Events Business and Industry Volunteer Award Nomination Form


STAR Events and Skill Demonstration Events National Standards and Initiatives Crosswalk

This document crosswalks each STAR Event and Skill Demonstration Event to the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences, Common Career Technical Core Career Ready Practices, Career Clusters, 21st Century Skills, and the FCCLA National Programs.  

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