Coding and Programming

Category: Prejudge Project

Type: Individual, Team

Grade Level: 9-12

Deadline/Testing: 16-Feb


(New 2021-22) You have been hired by your state or local area’s tourism bureau to develop a program that suggests attractions (can be tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping, things to do, etc.) to potential visitors. Your program will allow users to search for attractions in the area based on desired attributes, such as location, type of attraction, and amenities. Your program must include at least 50 attractions, and users must be able to define at least five desired attributes to search for an attraction.

Event Guidelines

  • Competitors must prepare programs. Advisers and other individuals are not permitted to help.
  • The solution must run standalone with no programming errors.
  • Data must be free of viruses/malware. Any entry with contaminated data will not be judged.
  • Competitors must show the judges any of the following that are applicable: readme file, source code, documentation of templates/libraries used, documentation of copyrighted material used.
  • Submit the project electronically.
  • Save the file as coding_chaptername_lastname_year


  • Certain types of processes require that each record in the file be processed. Coding & Programming focuses on these procedural style processing systems. This event tests the programmer’s skill in designing a useful, efficient, and effective program.


All FBLA members in Grades 9 through 12 are eligible to compete. This is an individual event. Each competitor must pay the SLC registration fee and attend the State Leadership Conference.


Entries will be judged according to the rating sheet. All decisions of the judges are final.

Who Goes to Nationals?

The first-, second-, and third-place winners will represent Nebraska in the Coding and Programming event at the National Leadership Conference, providing they have not entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference.