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:
- 2023-24 Summary of Major Changes
- 2023-24 Event Categories & Descriptions
- Tips for Managing Competitive Events
- 2022-2023 STAR Events Scholarships Offered – check back in the fall for the updated list for the 2024 state competition!
- Baking & Pastry Standard Equipment List ~ this list represents ALL equipment that each student competitor will need to bring for state competition – updated for the 2023 state competition – check back in January to see if there is an update for 2024
- Culinary Arts Standard Equipment List ~ this list represents ALL equipment that each student competitor will need to bring for state competition – updated for the 2023 state competition – check back in January to see if there is an update for 2024
- STAR Events Resources and Templates (general) and Miscellaneous STAR Events Forms
- Baking & Pastry Video Resources
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
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 Advisers||STEP 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
|STATE EVENT – EXHIBIT (does not progress to national competition)|
Culinary Arts Exhibit – categories are:
(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 debbiewillFCCLA@comcast.net 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 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||Parliamentary Procedure|
|Early Childhood Education||Professional Presentation|
|Entrepreneurship||Promote and Publicize FCCLA|
|Event Management||Public Policy Advocate|
|Fashion Construction||Repurpose and Redesign|
|Fashion Design||Say Yes to FCS Education|
|Focus on Children||Sports Nutrition|
|Food Innovations||Sustainability Challenge|
|Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation||Teach 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.