State Rules

Virginia Online Registration Process
Instructions for the online registration are posted to the right as Step 4 of the STAR Events process. 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 2021 Virginia FCCLA Virtual STAR Events
The state and national STAR Events manuals have significant changes for the 2021 competitions. The state manual, for use in the the 2021 virtual Virginia competitions, is posted below.

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 2021 state competition.

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)
By February 15
~ register STAR Events participants to receive best rates – 1 to 9 entries = $20 per participant; 10 to 19 entries = $16 per participant; 20+ entries = $12 per participant
February 16 – March 2
~ STAR Events registration fee adds $20/member to the above rates
March 3-9
~ completed projects uploaded into online program for judging
March 10-13
~ online testing window for Culinary Math Management and Parliamentary Procedure (the site will be open each day at 8:30 am and will close at 9:00 pm)
March 10-13
~ STAR Events lead consultants will check projects uploaded to make sure all links work and are publicly accessible
March 14-21
~ evaluators score projects
March 25
~ STAR Events results and scholarship winners put into virtual state conference platform for release during that event
Instructions on uploading event projects, as well as access to testing for Culinary Math Management and Parliamentary Procedure will be added to this webpage by mid-February.

Are your students interested in entering one of national FCCLA’s online events?
If so, please contact to get them “qualified” for national competition. Those events are:
~ Digital Stories for Change – 2 individual or team entries per chapter in Levels 1, 2, and/or 3
~ Instructional Video Design – 2 individual or team entries per chapter in Levels 1, 2, and/or 3
~ FCCLA Chapter Website – 1 individual or team entry in only one of the levels

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

Click the red text to download other Virginia State STAR Events files (PDF documents) needed for the 2021 virtual 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 level)
Classic Knife Cuts and Chicken Fabrication
STATE EVENT – EXHIBIT (does not progress to national level)
Culinary Arts Exhibit – categories are:
Decorated Cake
Show Pieces
NATIONAL EVENTS ~ rules with Virginia Point Summary Forms can be downloaded below:
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 (updated 12-15-20)Interior 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 Arts (updated 12-15-20)Parliamentary Procedure
Culinary Math ManagementProfessional Presentation
Early Childhood EducationPromote and Publicize FCCLA
EntrepreneurshipPublic Policy Advocate
Event ManagementRepurpose and Redesign
Fashion Construction (updated 12-15-20)Say 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, 2021 ~ 1 to 9 entries = $20 per participant; 10 to 19 entries = $16 per participant; 20+ entries = $12 per participant
February 16 – March 2, 2021 ~ an additional fee of $20 will be added to each participant registration fee above
Advisers to registered participants will receive an email with instructions for uploading student projects no later than two weeks prior to the time for that process
Online STAR Events and Conference Registration Will Open in January
Click below to get instructions on navigating the online registration site:
2021 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.

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