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The site for online registration for the 2020 state conference and STAR Events is now open. The link to the registration site is provided at the bottom right of this web page.

Update on the 2020 Virginia FCCLA STAR Events
The state and national STAR Events manuals have significant changes for the 2020 competitions.
The state manual, for use at the 2020 Virginia competitions, is now posted (below right) on this page. Click the red text below to download helpful information related to these changes.

~ Summary of Major Changes for 2020

~ 2019-20 Event Categories & Descriptions

Virginia FCCLA chapters will need the information in the Virginia State STAR Events Manual in order to register for and participate in all Virginia STAR Events at the 2020 Virginia FCCLA competitions, to be held in Virginia Beach during the State Leadership & Recognition Conference, April 17-19. The new manual is available in the lower right section of this page.

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STAR Trophies

Important Reminder:
State conference and Virginia STAR Events registration will be a combined process, completed online for all affiliated chapters. In order for chapters to appear in the online registration site, affiliation with the national FCCLA organization must be completed by February 15.

STAR Events Contact
Deborah Will

VA FCCLA State Adviser &
STAR Events Coordinator

Phone: (804) 364-2529

Please contact Debbie with questions
related to Virginia STAR Events.

Click the icons for a PDF slide show of photos from Virginia STAR Events

Volunteers Are Crucial to Our Success
Virginia STAR Events Manual

STAR Events cannot happen without people in place to help run events, serve as evaluators, or assist with other tasks. Each year, we need well over 250 volunteers just to implement our one-day event. Each chapter that enters students into STAR Events competition at the state level is required to provide at least one qualified individual to assist with the events (room consultant, evaluator, etc.). This means the adviser may need chaperones for students while the adviser is involved. If the adviser is unable to assist, chapters must provide a qualified adult (chaperone, alumni member, etc.) to serve in his or her place. Volunteer sign-ups for STAR Events can be done on your online conference registration, or you can use the form/s available by clicking the red text below.

yellow starClick here for volunteer forms (room consultant, evaluator, STAR Attendant, other)


The  manual for Virginia's STAR Events will be updated annually to reflect changes in the national events. The revised Virginia manual downloads for each event are posted below.

yellow starVirginia FCCLA STAR Events registration must be done online for the 2020 events.

Instructions and links to the online registration will be provided in Step 4 in January.  Check back then for details.

yellow starThe introductory and general information file titled "An Introduction" contains critical instructions for ALL events and participants, including required forms, and must be downloaded by any Virginia FCCLA chapter whose members plan to participate in STAR Events.

yellow starRules for all STAR Events (national as well as state events) are listed separately below for downloading. 

Click the red text in the right column to download the Virginia State STAR Events files (PDF documents) files for the 2020 state competitions.
(note: files may take some time to download)

STEP 1:  Download the Checklist for Advisers

This checklist provides critical step-by-step instructions for entering students in Virginia FCCLA STAR Events.  Please use it to save time and minimize costly errors.

Virginia FCCLA Checklist for Advisers
Available now!
Virginia Online Registration Process

Registration for Virginia STAR Events participation will be online again this year. Instructions for the online registration are posted to the right as Step 4 of the STAR Events process.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  STAR Events participants must also register for and participate in the state conference.  Conference registration is a separate fee from STAR Events entry. Go to the State Leadership & Recognition Conference page of this website to begin the combined conference and STAR Events registration process.


STEP 2:  Download the "Introduction" Section of the Manual

The "Introduction" is a mandatory document that contains important forms and information needed to enter any event.  Do not proceed to the specific state event downloads until you have downloaded the "Introduction" document.

Introduction(required for all events) Available now.

STEP 3:  Download the Specific Event Information

The specific event files contain rules unique to the state competition. Click the red text to open or download.

Classic Knife Cuts and Chicken Fabrication Available now.
Culinary Arts Exhibit - revised 1/14/2020 - categories are:
- Breads
- Decorated Cakes
- Patisserie/Confectionery
- Show Pieces
All terms in the national event rules written in italics are defined in the Glossary. The national Glossary is provided here for easy reference.
The FCCLA Quick Reference Citation Chart is also provided.

Click for Glossary

Click for Quick Reference Citation Chart

Event titles and rules:  
Baking and Pastry revised 12/5/19 Interior Design
Career Investigation Interpersonal Communications
Chapter in Review Display Job Interview
Chapter in Review Portfolio Leadership
Chapter Service Project Display National Programs in Action
Chapter Service Project Portfolio Nutrition and Wellness
Culinary Arts revised 12/5/19 Parliamentary Procedure
Culinary Math Management Professional Presentation
Early Childhood Education Promote and Publicize FCCLA
Entrepreneurship Public Policy Advocate
Event Management revised 2/13/20 Repurpose and Redesign
Fashion Construction Say Yes to FCS Education
Fashion Design Sports Nutrition
Focus on Children Sustainability Challenge
Food Innovations Teach and Train
Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation  

STEP 4: Complete the online combined conference and STAR Events registration process for each participant: 

  • Prior to February 15 ~ affiliate all chapter members with the national FCCLA organization so that those student names will apear in the list for your conference registration; members must first be affiliated in order to register for STAR Events
  • By February 15 ~ $20 entry fee per participant
  • February 16 - March 15 (late entrees must be pre-approved by Debbie Will, as events will fill up) ~ $40 entry fee per participant
  • March 16, until final cut-off (late entries must be pre-approved by Debbie Will, as events will fill up) ~ $60 entry fee per participant

In the unfortunate event that an adviser makes a mistake on a STAR Events registration that is not discovered until after the substitution/final change deadline, it may be possible for event coordinators to still make these changes – decisions will be made on a case by case basis. An administrative fee of no more than $70 per participant (less the cost of entry fees already paid) will be assessed for any changes that are able to be made. Refer to the introduction section - page 9, item #5.

Online STAR Events and Conference Registration Is Open

Click here to get instructions on navigating the online registration site:
2020 Instructions For Online Registration

Click here to proceed to the registration site:

REMINDER: STAR Events participants must also be registered for and participate in the State Leadership & Recognition Conference.  Conference registration will be done in conjunction with the online STAR Events entry.  Click here to go to the State Leadership & Recognition Conference page for details on the process.


Competitive Events Updates &
Important Information
yellow starClick here to download Tips for Managing Competitive Events
yellow starClick here for Culinary Arts Standard Equipment List – Box 1
The equipment list for the live Culinary Arts team event (Box 1) is posted here. This is intended as a generic list of items the teams will need every year. A separate Box 2 list will be sent to registered chapters that will include additional items needed specific to the chosen menu. 

yellow starClick here for Baking & Pastry Standard Equipment List
Revised: 3/6/20: The equipment list for the live Baking & Pastry team event is posted here. This is intended as a generic list of items the teams will need every year. 

STAR Display

Display 2

Culinary Display 1


Fashion Event 2

Culinary Arts 3

STAR Mgt Team