Members who competed and placed in an event at a previous SBLC, but did not go on to Nationals, are eligible to compete in that same event again. Teams may have multiple students who competed in an event at State but who didn’t go to Nationals.
If a student competed in an individual event at Nationals, they are not eligible to compete in that event again at Regionals or State. Teams may have only 1 member who has competed at Nationals in that event.
Submembers or AdHoc?
AdHoc are members you manually added tom Compass who aren't paid members, and SubMembers are those whom you've registered and paid with the national office. Note that you’ll be unable to edit the member info in Compass for anyone marked as a Submember; you’ll have to edit their info in the national database first, and that change should update Compass. AdHoc Members are upgraded to Submembers automatically when a student is marked as paid with the national office.
Registering for WRCs
Be sure to register your members and pay their dues with the national office at least 48 hours before your region’s registration closes. Our database syncs at approximately 7 am each morning, and only paid members- marked as Submembers- should be registered for a conference.
Register only Submembers for your WRC. Please be aware that, should you be able to register an AdHoc member- one who isn’t paid through the national office- for the conference, their event registration may be removed in a future update. We’re working with Compass to ensure that only Submembers are able to be registered for the conferences, but in the meantime, please be sure to register only those students marked as Submembers for events.
Middle Level Students
ML students may compete in any event. If they place in the top 4 in a high school event at State, though, they won’t be eligible for nationals in those events. Students in an ML chapter are only eligible to compete at Nationals in official ML events, and only the top 2 ML competitors in each state are eligible for NLC.
Computer Game & Simulation Programming
Follow the prompt completely. There is no need for the game to be “educational”; it only needs to be a 1980s-style arcade game with at least 3 levels, 3 lives, a score, a leaderboard, and run solely by keyboard. Note that any solution may be used to create the game, so long as code is actually generated. (National’s philosophy for the event is that they don’t care if a cake is made from scratch or from a Betty Crocker box mix; they’re only focused on the final product, the cake).
Be sure to take a close look at the survey from the NAP. One of the proposals is for an all-new scoring system for 2018 that allows for only four possible scores in each category rather than a range of scores. Please complete the proposal surveys for FBLA by December 4.