Publication Design

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)

You have been asked by your school activities director to create a publication highlighting the activities within your school.  You will develop a five-page online magazine showcasing your school’s activities, including:

  • A print advertisement for a club or organization
  • A story about a school activity or event
  • Three other pages including information and designs of your choice.

Event Guidelines

  • Projects must address the given topic.
  • Competitors may use any desktop publishing software to complete the project.
  • Competitors must prepare projects. Advisers and other individuals are not permitted to help.
  • Competitors are expected to follow all applicable copyright laws. Refer to the national FBLA Format Guide for copyright guidelines.
  • Participants should place emphasis on the topic and design using the rating sheet as a guide.
  • The finished product must be submitted in color.
  • Participants may NOT use any words, diagrams, clipart, and/or artwork that are not public domain.
  • Upload files to an online file storage location such as Google Drive Folder or a website.
    • Name project PD_item_chaptername_year
    • Share so anyone with the link can view it.
    • Post folder link/URL to Blue Panda by deadline.


Each chapter may enter one individual or one team composed of two (2) or three (3) FBLA members in Grades 9 through 12. Each participant must pay the SLC registration fee and attend the State Leadership Conference.


Documents will be evaluated by a panel of judges. All judges’ decisions are final.

Who Goes to Nationals?

The first-, second-, and third-place winners of this event will represent Nebraska in the Publication Design event at the National Leadership Conference (NLC), provided that competitors have not placed in the top 10 at a previous NLC.