We need you! This year our Regional Leadership Conference will be both virtual and in person! We are looking for volunteers to fill our judged events and assist us with our conference to review projects and presentations from the most outstanding young leaders in Texas. Winners will advance to the State Leadership Conference
We have Events in
- Business Administration
- Management Information Systems
- Digital Communication & Design
- Management, Marketing & Communication
- Health Administration
This year judges are needed to pregrade pre recorded presentations AND judge Live finals with our students on January 28 at Reedy High School.
You don’t have to judge both parts if that does not work with your schedule, but we would love it if you can judge both parts.
Students will take this feedback from you the judge to prepare for the next level of competition, our State Leadership Conference taking place in Dallas Texas in March of 2023. (Heads up, we are looking for judges for that conference too!)
We will be in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole March 2-5, 2023 for our State Leadership Conference. Mark your calendars to assist us as judges. More details and the link to sign up will be posted at https://bpa.org/texas/opportunities/.
If you’d like more information, please contact our Judges Coordinator, Sharon Shuler at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Topic: Currently the economy in the United States is dealing with high inflation. One of the tools the Federal Reserve uses to fight inflation is raising interest rates. Historically, how effective has the practice been? Compare and contrast the current period of inflation with prior periods of high inflation in the United States.
Topic: What are three challenges that administrative assistants face in their day-to-day work? Why are these challenges, and how do those affect the organization? What are some solutions or strategies for each of the challenges that an administrative assistant can use to solve or cope with them? Click Here for the Full WSAP Details
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Topic:Tech Stadium is a new tech company specializing in implementing new networks for high demands in sporting events across the United States. They are multiplying quickly; they are seeking new companies to help complete some of the upcoming work, specifically for ballparks across the United States. Tech Stadium is located in Los Angeles, California, and expanding across the US. Your company has just been contracted to assist with the planning, developing, installing, and maintaining of a new network system within the stadiums and ballparks. Tech Stadium has accepted contracts on implementing the computer network systems, specifically in baseball stadiums. These baseball stadiums are positioning themselves to attract baseball teams just like the professional leagues worldwide. The stadiums are being either remodeled or built to specifications in the following cities: Arlington, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
DIGITAL COMMUNICATION & DESIGN
Topic: You have been hired by a local video game company called Games ‘R Us create promotion materials for an upcoming conference. You will need to design a skin that will work on a phone, a computer, and a sticker for water bottles. You can choose the phone and computer skin models you would like to design for, and your designs must follow the same theme but cannot be the same for all three products.
Topic: Create a one to two (1:00-2:00) minute video showcasing a monument or historical site or in your area and why someone should visit it.
Topic: Create a futuristic character for an upcoming theater production that takes place in the year 2332.
Topic:Create a three to five (3:00-5:00) minute video showing an endangered animal of your choice, and how you can help its species.
Develop a website for a used car lot. Your site may include, but is not limited to:
- Company name, company logo, and tagline
- Listings of cars with specifications
- Links to sales representative(s)
- Contact forms
- Hours of operation
- Chat feature
- Loan estimator
- Car inventory search (color, tear, drive, etc.)
Topic: Your team just inherited a deserted/uninhabited island along the equator. Design this island that includes everything you would need to live on it for a year. Examples include, but are not limited to, shelter, water, food source, entertainment, etc.
Topic:Create a three to five (3:00 – 5:00) minute news broadcast containing two stories. One story should focus on a topic in your local community or BPA chapter and the second story should focus on the national staffing shortage. Create a fifteen to twenty (0:15 – 0:20) second promo or tease on one the stories.
Topic: Create a three to five (3:00 – 5:00) minute podcast of a top ten list of your choice. (Examples: Greatest movies of all time, travel spots in the US, rides at Disneyland, heroes, or villains, etc.)
Design and build a media package for a new amusement park of your choice.
You are tasked with designing the branding/identity of the event, and using Adobe XD® to:
- prototype the promotional landing page/website for the new amusement park (minimum: one (1) landing page designed for a desktop web browser experience)
- prototype a mobile app for attendees to use in the amusement park (minimum: five (5) screens of a mobile app, designed for a smartphone or tablet of your choosing)
- design a social media campaign to promote the amusement park (minimum: one (1) artboard for the social platform of your choosing)
Topic:Your team has been hired to design promotional components for a new up and coming E rated video game. The team must create a minimum of 4 items, and one must include the Video Game Case Cover (Front, Back and Spine). Other items could be Characters, Digital Download Gift Card, Social Media Ad Campaign, Store Posters, Swag, etc.
MANAGEMENT, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS:
The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” has become a standard in today‘s world of real estate. As the market evolves at lightning speed, the aerial photography services industry is reporting unprecedented growth, particularly in residential and commercial listings. By providing professionally captured 360-degree aerial photos and videos that showcase key selling points of a real estate listing, realtors are leveraging drone aerial photography services to increase online visibility and stand out to potential clients.
Task – To capitalize on this growing trend, Nirvana Aerial Solutions, a local “fictitious” drone aerial photography company, has hired your marketing team to identify expansion opportunities into a domestic U.S. city of your choice within one to three years, with a vision for future international expansion in five to seven years. Be prepared to defend your recommendations from a marketing standpoint.
Develop an operating plan and organizational structure to initiate a small business. Competitors are to assume they are presenting/pitching their business plan to potential investors with the objective of securing financing for their business venture.
Initial Case Study Topic: A local business owner, Juan Mendez, is looking for ways to grow his small electronics repair business. Juan runs the business by himself and often stays late at work to ensure that his orders are completed quickly for his customers. Juan has a reputation for being affordable and able to fix most issues his customers have with their devices from cell phones to gaming consoles to computers. Juan has earned himself a reputation for being very knowledgeable and always being able to help his customers. Juan spends more time at the business away from his family than he would like but is not able to take any time off from the business and continue to meet the demand of customers. Juan’s services are the average price for repairs for his area, but he is only able to complete three to five repairs per day depending on what repairs need to be made and what equipment is needed to repair items. Juan has also accumulated several pieces of equipment that he has not needed and was unable to return. (The rest of the topic is in the WSAP!)
The contestant will draw two (2) different business topics and will select either one. The topics may deal with Business Professionals of America, office situations, the business world, etc. Contestants will have 10 minutes to prepare a 2-4 minute speech.
The contestant will be given a human resource management scenario. The scenario may deal with office situations, workplace issues, legal matters, etc. The contestant will be provided twenty (20) minutes to develop the presentation.
The contestant will be given an ethical or professionalism scenario. Explore the application of ethical frameworks to various aspects used in business today. The contestant will be provided twenty (20) minutes to develop the presentation.
Each contestant is to select a topic related to business, entrepreneurship, or Business Professionals of America, and develop an oral presentation of no less than five (5) and no more than seven (7) minutes.
Demonstrate the use of correct parliamentary procedure through a chairperson’s ability to conduct a business meeting in a democratic manner that allows the members of the team to effectively participate. Examine the team’s knowledge of parliamentary procedure through oral questions and the objective test.
The cost of higher education continues to rise — and more and more future college students are finding it difficult to keep up. So, what are your options? You know it’s important to get an education and develop a marketable skill so you can compete in the workforce of the future. One solution many students overlook is starting at a community college. Prepare a presentation for your counseling office showcasing community college as a viable option for post-secondary education.
Things to consider but not limited to:
- The pros and cons of a community college education
- Options for students while still in high school
- How would you promote community college as an option
- Anecdotal stories from current students
The working world is changing. In our increasing flexible workplaces, the notion of a ‘job for life’ and the concept of a 9-5 workday is diminishing. In its place is the gig economy, cooperative working online platforms (often apps) where people work on temporary contracted assignments (gigs), often as and self employed freelancers. Some well-known gig economy platforms include Shipt, DoorDash, Fiverr, and Airbnb. Create a presentation for your local chamber of commerce explaining what the gig economy is and why a town/city should consider this a valid business model to include in their membership that can benefit their city and other member businesses.
Things to consider but not limited to:
- The positives and negatives of gig work for a person
- The role gig work can play in supporting local businesses
- How gig workers can benefit a local community
Topic:According to a recent survey of health care consumers, the optimal health care experience requires a personal touch, whether that encounter occurs virtually or in person. Patients say it’s essential that clinicians take time to listen, show they care and communicate clearly. Create a presentation highlighting the benefits and downsides of adding more personalized care in a clinic setting.