Digital Video Production

Category: Prejudge Project

Type: Individual, Team

Grade Level: 9-12

Deadline/Testing: 15-Feb

Competitor Limit: 1 team of 1-3 members


(New 2022-23)

Create a promotional video for an event in your community or school, with teenagers in your community as the target audience. All video content must be original.

Event Guidelines

  • The video 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.
  • The 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, and 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 the URL on BluePanda.
  • 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.


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, provided they have not placed in the top 10 for this event at a previous National Leadership Conference.