State Rules

Virginia Online Registration Process
Instructions for the online registration of the STAR Events process will be posted below as Step 4. Affiliate members and register for state conference/STAR Events by February 15 for best rates!

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 for more information about this year’s state conference.

Competitive Events Updates & Important Information:

Update on the 2022 Virginia FCCLA STAR Events Competitions
Our 2022 state competition will be held on Friday, April 1 as a pre-conference activity in Virginia Beach. Events begin early that Friday morning so plan your travel accordingly!

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 as part of the 2022 state competition. That information will be posted fall 2021.

STAR Events Contact
Deborah Will
VA FCCLA State Adviser &
STAR Events Coordinator
Phone: (804) 364-2529

Volunteers Are Crucial to Our Success
STAR Events cannot happen without people in place to help run events and serve as evaluators. Each chapter that enters students into STAR Events competition at the state level is required to provide at least one qualified individual to serve as an evaluator. The virtual competition in 2021 provides a unique opportunity for alumni members, administrators, other teachers, and any other supporters all across the country to serve. Volunteer sign-ups for STAR Events can be done on your online conference registration (either the chapter advisers already listed, or add other volunteers as “guests”), or you can use the form/s available by clicking the red text below.
Click here for evaluator volunteer forms (MSWord version)
Click here for evaluator volunteer form (Google Form version)

Virginia STAR Events Manual
The manual for Virginia’s STAR Events will be updated annually to reflect revisions in the events that are made either by national FCCLA or by the Virginia FCCLA Board of Directors. Rules for each STAR Event will be edited fall 2021 for the April 1, 2022 in-person state competition.

STEP 1: Download the Checklist for AdvisersSTEP 2: Download the “Introduction” Section of the Manual
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.The Introduction is a mandatory document, required for all events, that contains important forms and information needed to enter any event. Do not proceed to the specific state event rules until you have downloaded the “Introduction” document.
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.
STATE EVENT – LIVE (does not progress to national competition)
Classic Knife Cuts and Chicken Fabrication (check back in the fall for the rules for the 2022 state competition)
STATE EVENT – EXHIBIT (does not progress to national competition)
Culinary Arts Exhibit – categories are:
Decorated Cake
Show Pieces
(check back in the fall for the rules for the 2022 state competition)
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: (contact for more information on these national-qualifying events)
Baking and PastryInterior Design
Career InvestigationInterpersonal Communications
Chapter in Review DisplayJob Interview
Chapter in Review PortfolioLeadership
Chapter Service Project DisplayNational Programs in Action
Chapter Service Project PortfolioNutrition and Wellness
Culinary ArtsParliamentary Procedure
Culinary Math ManagementProfessional Presentation
Early Childhood EducationPromote and Publicize FCCLA
EntrepreneurshipPublic Policy Advocate
Event ManagementRepurpose and Redesign
Fashion ConstructionSay Yes to FCS Education
Fashion DesignSports Nutrition
Focus on ChildrenSustainability Challenge
Food InnovationsTeach 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 appear in the list for your conference registration; members must first be affiliated in order to register for STAR Events
By February 15, 2022 ~ $20 per participant; NOTE: some STAR Events will reach maximum capacity and may be closed after February 15 – register early to ensure your spot!
February 16 – March 4, 2022 ~ $40 per participant
March 5, 2022-final cut-off ~ $60 per participant
Online STAR Events and Conference Registration Will Open in January, 2022
Click below to get instructions on navigating the online registration site:
Check back in January 2022

Click here to proceed to the registration site:
Check back in January 2022

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.

Click the images below to view photos from recent STAR Events competitions.