Welcome Judges! We are so glad you have decided to judge for BPA! Not sure what that entails? Let me explain how much we need you! We are Business Professionals of America which is a Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO). Our region covers the Lower Rio Grande Valley. We have approximately 500 students who compete in different contests. We are looking for those in professional fields to help judge student projects.
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We have Events in
- Business Administration
- Management Information Systems
- Digital Communication & Design
- Management, Marketing & Communication
- Health Administration
Depending on the event, judges will need to pre-grade projects and presentations or just presentations.
Students will take this feedback from you the judge to prepare for the next level of competition, our State Leadership Conference taking place in Corpus Christi Texas in March of 2024. (Heads up, we are looking for judges for that conference too!)
We will be in Corpus Christi from Feb 28 to March 2, 2024 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/.
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Topic: Is Ticketmaster a Monopoly? Is this a case for government regulation, why or why not? In your response, consider the following:
Effect on the ticket sale industry
Market competition and pricing
Investigate the changing nature of the traditional stock markets (New York Stock Exchange/ NASDAQ/American Stock Exchange) to discuss the evolving nature of investing in the digital age. What are the costs and benefits for consumers and producers? In your response, consider the following:
Disruptions to market practices (example – 2021 GameStop stock frenzy)
Long-run implications to traditional stock markets
US economy’s impact on stock prices
Topic: Examine how technology has altered the skill set required for administrative support professionals. Identify new competencies that have become essential, such as proficiency in specific software applications, data analysis, digital communication etiquette, and adaptability to evolving technology. Click Here for the Full WSAP Details
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SHORTENED Topic: With the recent rise the investments by the US in broadband infrastructure to provide for Internet deployment in all areas of the United States, it has become apparent there is need for more Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP) to supply the demand of economic growth of internet communication and the advancement of technologies. Increasing the availability of Wireless Internet Service Providers is necessary to meet the requirements of local towns and cities, municipalities, and rural consumers. As a part of bridging the digital divide and ensuring citizens have access to affordable, reliable, and secure high-speed broadband, it has become apparent that there is a need to build an ISP, primarily a WISP, given the need for flexibility in the network. Approximately 98% of North Dakota can receive 10 Mbps of the Internet through a wired or wireless connection. However, with the demand and need for more bandwidth and availability, the time to enter the market to provide a better solution to the Internet is now.
DIGITAL COMMUNICATION & DESIGN
Topic: A new dog food company called Champion Dog Food has contacted you to design all of the brand images and packaging for their line of dog food. You will need to create a logo that can be used for all of the brand needs for their company packaging. The design may not contain no more than 3 colors. Along with creating the logo, the company would like you to create a mockup of a dry dog food package, and a wet dog food can.
Must design a 25 lb. bag of dry food, including the front and back of the package
Must design the full wrap-around label for a 13 oz. can of wet food
On the packaging include: barcode, ingredients, manufactured in the USA, and 20% of all profits donated to local animal shelter.
Topic: Create a short 1:00 – 2:00 minute promotional video about visiting local area attractions, instead of traveling out of state. Showcase the fact that you can have fun in your own regions without the expense of traveling out of state.
Topic:The Smithsonian Zoo in Washington D.C. is working with Australia’s Taronga Zoo located in Sydney to add two platypuses to their collection to serve as ambassadors outside their native country of Australia. Freshwater resources and habitats are being affected by pollution and climate change and there is a need to communicate the importance of fresh water for both humans and wildlife. Your task is to design a habitat that can be built for these animals to be their new home in the US.
Topic: Your local Chamber of Commerce has asked your team to create a three to five (3:00 – 5:00) minute promotional video to bring awareness to the local community as to the features, benefits & impact that the Chamber of Commerce offers their members and the community.
Topic: A new restaurant, Game Day Grill, has contracted your team to create a website for them. Your site must include, but is not limited to: menus, online ordering and payment, special event listing, address and contact information, and reservation information.
Topic: Your team is challenged to create a 2-minute animation of an “Enchanted Forest”: Enter a mystical forest filled with talking animals, magical plants, and hidden treasures.
Topic: Create a three to five-minute (3:00 – 5:00) news broadcast containing two stories. One story should focus on a local hero. This could be a veteran from any branch of the military, a teacher or a new local non-profit, or small business that opened in 2021 or later. The second story should be a weather segment using Green Screen Technology, and must also include a (15 – 20) second teaser somewhere in
the video project.
Topic: Create a three to five (3:00 – 5:00) minute podcast about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it will impact Gen Z’s, education and/or the workforce. Consider the ease of using ChatGPT. You could include how education will be affected or how AI will impact employees and employers alike.
Topic: An automotive show showcasing all of the new automobiles for the upcoming 2025 model year
will be taking place May 10-14, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan. You are tasked with designing the
branding/identity of this event. Items include:
The promotional landing page/website for the auto show, designed for a desktop web browser experience. Two of the following additional pages must be included on the website:
A listing of vendor booths
A listing of concession stand vendors with menu & pricing.
A listing of Ride n’ Drive opportunities offered from new car manufacturers
A prototype of the mobile app for attendees to use at the auto show. The mobile app, designed for a smartphone or tablet of your choosing, must contain a minimum of five (5) screens.
A social media campaign to promote the auto show. A minimum of one (1) artboard for the social platform of your choosing must be included.
Topic: Your team has been hired to design promotional components for a new up and coming movie that has been designated as G or PG-13. The team must create a minimum of 4 items, and one must include the Movie DVD Case (Front, Spine, & Back). Other items could include: Store Movie Poster, Characters, Movie Trailer, Social Media Ad Campaign, Swag, etc.
MANAGEMENT, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS:
Background – D’vine by Design is a local “fictious” event planning company that specializes in organizing and managing corporate events, conferences, trade shows, weddings, and social gatherings. The company was founded in 2015 by Sarah Vine, an experienced event planner with a passion for creating unique and memorable experiences. Initially, the company started as a small venture, but through
consistent dedication and hard work, it quickly gained recognition for its outstanding event management services. With a dedicated team of event professionals, strong client base, and positive reputation, D’vine by Design is considering expanding its operations to tap into new markets and increase its profitability.
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: Jessica Smith owns and operates a limited liability company where she is paid to be a social media influencer. She has an active YouTube channel with about 85 million subscribers. She utilizes the channel to make videos about the perks and cons of living in New York City, as well as travel for both those who live within the city and those who plan to visit the city. Her YouTube channel is named Jess. In NYC, and her subscribers help her earn about $12,000 (gross) a month. Her main income for the business comes from ad revenue generated by her subscribers and paid by YouTube. Jessica is currently a one-woman show, and spends the majority of her day filming, editing, and posting to her YouTube channel. She also tries to carve out at least half an hour each day responding to subscriber emails and comments on her posts. Due to the fact her business has no employees, her expenses are relatively low for the business. She currently pays herself a salary of $100,000, leaving the extra to reinvest into the business; however, she has only been doing this for about one year. Jessica is wanting to expand her business but is unsure of what ways would be most successful and/or cost effective. (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.
Each year 1 out of 10 American college students studies abroad during their undergraduate years. Colleges and universities promote this experience as an opportunity to study while traveling and learning about other cultures. Some colleges/programs even require such an experience for graduation. Create a presentation that delves into this enriching post-secondary experience. Topics to consider include but are not limited to:
Why study abroad
The positives of studying abroad
The challenges of studying abroad
The top destinations
The costs of studying abroad
How it can affect credits for graduation
Many employees are beginning to question the fairness, enforceability, and legality of non-compete clauses in their employment contracts. Many employees are choosing to ignore their non-compete agreements and taking the risk of their former companies pursuing legal action. Others are choosing to refuse to work for any employer that forces new hires to sign non-compete agreements. Create a presentation that discusses the following concept of non-compete clauses.
Things to consider but are not limited to:
What are the pros and cons of non-compete agreements?
Do you believe they are fair? Feasible?
What role (if any) should non-compete agreements have in a modern workforce?
Topic: Currently, only 27 states grant nurse practitioner full medical autonomy for independent medical practice. Nurse practitioner are advanced level nurses with approximately 6-8 years of additional education and training beyond that of a registered nurse. Your state department of health is considering changing the autonomy they give nurse practitioner within their state and have asked you to present a presentation outlining your recommendation. Do you believe that nurse practitioner should be granted independent autonomy, or should be required to operate under the supervision of a physician? Defend your opinion based upon relevant factual findings.