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
Please go to http://judgespro.registermychapter.com/org/jptx-a1r3 to create an account. At this time you can’t sign up directly to judge for an event, but it is coming.
Once you have created your account – and you know what event you would love to judge, please email Julie Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org to be assigned to that event.
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 22 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 Ft. Worth Texas in March of 2022. (Heads up, we are looking for judges for that conference too!)
We need you! This year our State Leadership Conference will be in Ft. Worth, Texas, March 2-5, 2022. 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 National Leadership Conference.
But wait…there’s more… The National Leadership Conference will be in Dallas, Texas, May 4-8, 2022 and we need YOU to help show 6,500 of our closest friends what Texas hospitality looks like by being an outstanding judge for these young professionals from across the country and beyond.
If you are able to assist us as a judge, please contact our Judges Coordinator, Sharon Shuler at email@example.com
Thank you for believing in us!
Topic: Compare and contrast the economic recovery from the past recessions to the Coronavirus
recession, focusing on the federal government’s responses. Review the national economic indicators to assess the effectiveness of the economic policies enacted. Do you agree or disagree with the use of each of the policies you discuss?
Topic: Advancements in technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics are creating a workforce that needs to be increasingly more intelligent, aware and understanding of the progressions being made. How can a business professional ensure that they stay on top of the latest technologies in today’s world? Click Here for the Full WSAP Details
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Topic: The world of esports is a massively connected multi-billion-dollar industry. DF Solutions, a
technology support contractor for small, medium, and large-scale conference/special events, has recently decided to enter the world of esports event planning. Your team’s task is to create a network infrastructure plan (replicable models) to accommodate Regional, State, and National esports conferences based on the information below.
Local or Regional eSports Conference:
This model should define the requirements for creating a small-scale network to accommodate up to 200 players.
State esports Conference:
This model should define the requirements for creating a mid-scale network to accommodate up to 1000 players.
National esports Conference:
This model should define the requirements for creating a large-scale network to accommodate up to 5000 players.
Requirements to consider for all levels:
Bandwidth requirements to accommodate low-latency gameplay
Secure storage (network shared) for all games
Closed vs open network design
Equipment requirements (computers, routers, switches, etc.)
DIGITAL COMMUNICATION & DESIGN
Topic: Develop a logo, tagline, flyer and pin promoting the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA – April 26-30, 2023.
Topic: Create a one to two (1:00-2:00) minute video unboxing, using and reviewing a new tech tool or item.
Topic: Design a new outdoor play area for your local park that is inclusive for all ages and all abilities. Suggestions to include, but are not limited to: sensory items, ADA compliant attractions, pickleball courts, skateboard park, etc.
Topic: Create a three to five (3:00-5:00) minute persuasive video convincing your school board/trustees and administration to start, overhaul or revamp an E-Sports program on your campus.
Topic: Develop a website with tips, tricks and resources for your community to reduce its carbon footprint.
Topic: Create a 3-D computer animation, not to exceed two (2:00) minutes, showing a parody of your team’s favorite movie or music video.
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 a national issue. 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 showcasing the impact and sustainability of TikTok compared to other forms of social media video platforms.
Topic: Event-based branding and digital marketing campaign: choose your own event!
It can be a conference, a music festival, a sporting event, the choice is yours. You are tasked with designing the branding/identity of the event, and using Adobe XD® to:
prototype the promotional landing page/website for the event (minimum: one (1) landing page designed for a desktop web browser experience)
prototype a mobile app for attendees to use before and during the event (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 event (minimum: one (1) artboard for the social platform of your choosing)
Note: Adobe XD® provides you all of the device and platform screen sizes you need to choose from when you are using the Artboard tool to design for web, mobile apps, and social media.
MANAGEMENT, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS:
Topic: Background – Little did the owners of Dave and Buster’s, a 40,000-square foot dining and gaming establishment initially located in a Dallas warehouse in 1982, realize they would launch an exciting new restaurant concept known as “eatertainment.” By providing guests unique experiences that combine eating with entertainment, “eatertainment” establishments are forecast as the next big frontier for casual dining.
Task – To capitalize on this growing trend, a local eatertainment 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. As no specific company name, mission, vision or product(s)/service(s) are specified in the topic, your team will determine these key elements and implement into the Marketing Plan and presentation. 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: Jeremy Johnson owns a food truck called JJ’s and has hired you to help him look at his business and generate ideas to help him improve his profits. Jeremy has sold different types of food throughout the year including burgers, fried rice bowls, barbecue, turkey legs and burritos. Lately, he has found a good customer base selling slices of pizza. Sometimes Jeremy decides to switch up the entire offering to a previous menu to try to keep customers coming so they don’t get tired of his current offerings.
JJ’s typically sits in the same location year-round. Jeremy has struck a deal with a local retail store to sell in their parking lot for a fairly cheap fee. From time to time, Jeremy will get requests to cater a specific event. His most profitable hours have been at a catered event, but finds that sometimes he will take the truck to the event and not sell enough to make it worth his time. This has strengthened his resolve to stay in his typical location because he has a good idea how many customers order from his truck regularly and the local events that bring more foot traffic. (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.
Topic: Due to the current health and safety concerns for employees, working from home has become the new norm. As the world overcomes the COVID-19 Pandemic many employers are beginning to require employees to physically return to office locations. Digital Solutions is considering requiring their
employees to return to work physically as well. Your Human Resources Manager has come to you and asked you to research and prepare a presentation with considerations, benefits, and disadvantages of this proposal. Make a recommendation and defend your position.
Things to consider, but not limited to:
Identify reasons of resistance to the proposal
Identify risks for Digital Solutions if such a policy is created
Research effectiveness or ineffectiveness of working from home
Research additional (if any exist) options for Digital Solutions
Topic: As the world recovers from the COVID-19 global pandemic, many businesses are developing plans for their employees to return to the office for work. Some companies are requiring employees to return to the office full-time, others are offering a virtual office option, and others are providing hybrid options to meet the needs of the business while accommodating the wishes of their employees. One of the factors in developing these plans is vaccination rates. Coronavirus vaccinations are mostly available throughout the United States but they are somewhat controversial. Not everyone is choosing to receive the vaccination for a variety of reasons. For example, as of July 1, 2021, approximately 49% of US working-age adults, ages 18 to 65, were fully vaccinated. Many businesses had to overcome challenges and balance the needs of the business with the requests of their employees as they develop return to work policies.
As a management team for Digital Solutions, develop a “Return to Work” policy for your company assuming only half of your employees have been fully vaccinated.
Things to consider, but not limited to, include:
Legal and regulatory issues
Personal ethical concerns
Privacy of the individual’s medical records
Risk to employees
Topic: Telehealth care is becoming increasingly popular. Create a presentation highlighting the benefits and detractors to telehealth care.