Digital Video Production

Category: Prejudge Project

Type: Individual, Team

Grade Level: 9-12

Deadline/Testing: 16-Feb

Competitor Limit: 1 team of 1-3 members


(New 2021-22) Create a “How-to Video.” Your video should be about instructing an audience on the steps to complete a task. All video content must be original.  Be sure to create a video for a particular target audience.

Event Guidelines

  • (New 2020-21) These videos must be original content; competitors may not use previously published video clips in the videos they submit for the competition.
  • The production may use any method to capture or create moving images.
  • The presentation should include sources used to research the topic, development and design process, use of different video techniques, a list of equipment and software used, and copyright information for pictures, music, or other items.
  • Video must properly develop the topic.
  • Videos should be no longer than two (2) minutes in length.
  • The video presentation may include but is not limited to elements such as graphics, pictures, music, voice-over, sound, and text.
  • Competitors, not adviser(s), must prepare entries.
  • The description area of the video must contain copyright information as well as the name of the event, competitor name(s), school, state.
  • Competitors are expected to follow all applicable copyright laws. Refer to the national Format Guide for copyright information.
  • Upload the video to YouTube as unlisted and disable comments. Include URL on the event submission form.
  • Name Project: DigitalVideo_Chapter_Year


  • Document addresses topic and is appropriate for audience
  • graphics, text treatment, and special effects show creativity and cohesiveness of design
  • overall layout and design is creative and appealing
  • final product indicates a clear thought process and an intended, planned direction with formulation and execution of a firm idea
  • required information is effectively communicated
  • copyright laws followed


Each local chapter may submit one (1) entry. Entries may be created by an individual member or by a team of two
(2) or three (3) members from FBLA members in Grades 9 through 12. Each competitor must pay the SLC registration fee and attend the State Leadership Conference.


Presentations must address the topic as described. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges according to the rating sheet. All decisions of the judges are final.

Who Goes to Nationals?

The first-, second-, and third-place winners of this event will be entered in the Digital Video Production event at the National Leadership Conference, providing they have not entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference. In the event of a team entry, no more than one (1) member may have competed in this event at a previous National Leadership Conference, or have competed more than two (2) years at the national level in this event.