Competitive Events

Developing Skills for Life

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. Through Competitive Events, members demonstrate Family and Consumer Sciences knowledge and skills, career skills and interpersonal communication through:

Family / LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl

Sponsored by National FCCLA, the FCCLA / LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl is a three-level team competition that challenges students' knowledge of six areas:

  1. Personal Finance
  2. Consumer Rights & Responsibilities (to include Family, Career & Community Studies)
  3. Technology (to include Fashion & Housing Design)
  4. Health & Safety (to include Food Sciences & Nutrition and Early Childhood & Human Development)
  5. Environment (to include Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation)
  6. FCCLA Knowledge

The first level of competition takes place at the National Cluster Meeting. Click here for more information.

FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenge – Personal Finance

Sponsored by Knowledge Matters, the National FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge is a two-level free event testing skills in personal finance. Click here for more information.

Skills Demonstration Events

Sponsored by National FCCLA, Skill Demonstration Events provide opportunities for members to demonstrate college and career-ready skills in FACS and related occupations. Skills Demonstration Events compete during National Cluster Meetings. Click here for information.

STAR Events

STAR Events (Students Taking Actions with Recognition) recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and career preparation. STAR Events competition begins at the State Leadership Conference. On-line STAR Events competition begins at the national level.

Please click here for more information on STAR Events.

Some STAR Events occur only at the state level. For information about PA State STAR Events, click here.