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February 8, 2021
In this issue, you will find:

Virtual State Competition Registration

REGISTRATION WINDOW:
Registration will be open from 8:00 a.m. CT on February 8, 2021 until 5:00 p.m. CT on February 12, 2021. After the February 12 deadline, no changes, additions, or deletions can be made. Click here to register and visit the Tennessee FBLA State Leadership Conference webpage on FBLATN.org for more information.

REGISTRATION FEES:
Competitors- $25 per person includes:

  • Competitive event access
  • State t-shirt
  • State pin
  • Any eligible competitive event awards
    • All awards will be mailed to the local chapter address on file in the registration portal.
Advisers- $10 per person and includes:
  • State t-shirt
  • State pin
  • Special adviser gift
    • All gifts will be mailed to the local chapter address on file in the registration portal.

***Extra state t-shirts and state pins are available for purchase and must be ordered through the registration portal before the registration deadline of February 12, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CT.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
All payments are due by February 18, 2021. Please include a copy of the registration invoice with your chapter's check, which should be made payable to Tennessee FBLA. Please note FBLA #5000 in the memo line of the payment.

PAYMENT MAILING ADDRESS:
Tennessee FBLA (Attn: Steven J. Mitchell)
Andrew Johnson Tower, 11th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Virtual State Competition Dates & Guidelines

FEBRUARY      
08        Registration Opens | 8:00 a.m. CT
12        Registration Closes | 5:00 p.m. CT
16-18   Online Testing Opens | 8:00 a.m. CT daily
16-18   Online Testing Closes | 5:00 p.m. CT daily
18        Prejudged Events Due | 5:00 p.m. CT
18        Payments Due
           
MARCH
29        Role Play Events | due by 5:00 p.m. CT
                        Banking & Financial Systems
                        Entrepreneurship
                        Hospitality & Event Management
                        International Business
                        Introduction to Event Planning
                        Management Decision Making
                        Management Information Systems
                        Marketing
                        Network Design
                        Parliamentary Procedure
                        Sports & Entertainment Management
30        Speech, Interview, Role Play & Presentation Events | due by 5:00 p.m. CT
                        Business Ethics
                        Client Service
                        Future Business Leader
                        Help Desk
                        Impromptu Speaking
                        Introduction to Public Speaking
                        Job Interview
                        Middle Level – Community Service Project
                        Middle Level – Critical Thinking
                        Middle Level – Elevator Speech
                        Public Speaking
31        Presentation Events | due by 5:00 p.m. CT
                        3-D Animation
                        Broadcast Journalism
                        Digital Video Production
                        Electronic Career Portfolio
                        Graphic Design
                        Introduction to Business Presentation
                        Introduction to Social Media Strategy
                        Public Service Announcement
                        Publication Design
                        Sales Presentation
                        Social Media Strategies
 
APRIL
01        Demonstration & Presentation Events | due by 5:00 p.m. CT
                        American Enterprise Project
                        Business Financial Plan
                        Business Plan
                        Coding & Programming
                        Community Service Project
                        Computer Game & Simulation Programming
                        E-business
                        Local Chapter Annual Business Report
                        Mobile Application Development
                        Partnership with Business Project
                        Prejudged Reports and Presentation Events
                        Website Design
05        Announcement of State Awards

SPECIAL UPDATES
  1. During the week of online testing, chapter advisers will receive the usernames, passwords, and online testing URL links to distribute to their students, and students will be able to test at home or at school, at their chapter adviser’s discretion.
  2. Students will be able to log in and view their role-play and speech scenarios beginning at 8:00 a.m. CT on their specified event dates as outlined above.
  3. Students will have until their chapter-assigned deadline (the cutoff time chapter advisers decide for their students on each specified event day) to create their role-play response videos, upload them to YouTube or Vimeo, and send their chapter adviser(s) the private/unlisted URL link.
  4. Students must be seated in front of their devices (not standing) in all role-play, speech, interview, demonstration, and presentation videos.
  5. For fairness among all competitors and consistency for the judges, competitors on a team must record their solutions using a virtual meeting platform with side-by-side screens of the participating students, regardless of their school’s current learning environment (virtual or in-person).
  6. Chapter advisers will have to submit their students’ video URL links back into the registration portal by 5:00 p.m. CT on each specified event day as outlined above.
  7. Prepared event competitors in presentation and demonstration events (only) may elect to utilize a PowerPoint, slide deck, or tangible boards during their presentations. To do so, students may share their screens during their presentations for easier visibility.

Application Deadline for State Officer Candidates *EXTENDED*

The deadline for the Intent to Run Form for all state officer positions has been extended until February 8, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CT, due to no submissions being received for the following state office:

  • State Vice President
  • State Secretary
  • State Treasurer
  • State Reporter
  • State Webmaster
  • State Parliamentarian (must compete in the Parliamentary Procedure state event)

Consider encouraging the most dynamic, emerging leader in your chapter to apply to be a 2021-22 Tennessee FBLA state officer! The Tennessee FBLA state officer application is available online now. Being a Tennessee FBLA state officer is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that focuses on building personal and organizational leadership skills through state and national leadership programs. All state officer application packets must be submitted online by February 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CT. Each state officer candidate must be registered for his/her regional conference. Click here for more information.

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