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 2024 Virginia FCCLA STAR Events Competitions
Our 2024 state competition will be held on Friday, April 12 as a pre-conference in-person activity in Virginia Beach. Events begin early that Friday morning so plan your travel accordingly!

Each chapter is again allowed to have two entries per event/level where eligible, as space allows, with the exception of Chapter in Review Display and Chapter in Review Portfolio that will allow one entry per chapter in each level.

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 2024 state competition. That information is posted below.

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 a room consultant or an evaluator. This provides a unique opportunity for alumni members, administrators, other teachers, and any other supporters from your chapter 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 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. See below for current information:

STEP 1: Download the Checklist for AdvisersSTEP 2: Download the “General Information” Section of the State STAR Events 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 General Information section 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 event rules until you have downloaded this introduction section. – check back in the fall!

Where Do We Find Competition Rules?

Rules for STAR Events competitions developed by national FCCLA (those in the list below under “National Events”) can be found in the Resources tab of the chapter’s and member’s affiliation portals – look under “Competitive Events” and then locate the “STAR Events Guidelines”. These rules will be used at the Virginia FCCLA state competition. Some slight modifications will be made for management of events at the state competition and those can be found in the graphic above. These are the events that send qualifiers to national competition in the summer. DO NOT look at national’s guidelines for Skill Demonstration Events, Online Challenge Tests, Knowledge Bowl, or Virtual Business Challenge – these are additional competitive events managed by national FCCLA and are not part of competition held at the Virginia FCCLA state conference.

Additional culinary events are offered at the state competition that do not advance to national competition. Rules for those events are posted below.

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

Chicken Fabrication
STATE EVENT – EXHIBIT (does not progress to national competition)
Culinary Arts Exhibit – categories are:
Decorated Cake
Show Pieces
(sample resume format as a Google Doc can be found here)
NATIONAL EVENTS (state qualifiers advance to national competition in the summer in the events listed below:)
All terms in the national event rules written in italics are defined in the Glossary. Please refer to the national STAR Events Guide for that resource.

The FCCLA Quick Reference Citation Chart is provided here for your convenience.

Click for Quick Reference Citation Chart
Event titles: (contact for more information on these national-qualifying events)Rules for these events can be found in the national STAR Events Guide found in the chapter and student affiliation portals – click on “Resources” and then “Competitive Events”. See the diagram above for Virginia management changes to these events.
Baking and Pastry (student resources here)Interior Design (student resources here)
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
Early Childhood EducationProfessional Presentation
EntrepreneurshipPromote and Publicize FCCLA
Event ManagementPublic Policy Advocate
Fashion ConstructionRepurpose and Redesign
Fashion DesignSay Yes to FCS Education
Focus on ChildrenSports Nutrition
Food InnovationsSustainability Challenge
Hospitality, Tourism, and RecreationTeach or Train
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 – please verify correct grade in school and spelling of student name

By February 15, 2024 ~ $25 per participant + state conference registration; NOTE: some STAR Events will reach maximum capacity and may be closed after February 15 – register early to ensure your spot!

February 16 – March 9, 2024 ~ $50 + state conference registration per participant

March 10, 2024-final cut-off ~ $75 + state conference registration per participant
Online STAR Events and Conference Registration will open in January 2024
Click here to get instructions on navigating the online registration site

Click here to proceed to the registration site – link to registration site will be provided in January

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.