FEA National Competitions offer developing educators exciting, authentic opportunities to measure their creativity, skills, and initiative against high standards and their peers from across the country. The final rounds for each competition take place on-site at the FEA National Conference on April 23-25, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, D.C.

Which Competitions are Available?

We have 19 for FEA members in secondary (middle and high school) school and 3 for FEA members in higher education. Check them out.
The deadline for competitions is March 16, 2015.

Middle/High School

Children’s Literature
Creative Lecture (TED Talk)
Ethical Dilemma
Exploring Education Administration Careers
Exploring Careers in Education Innovation
Exploring Student Support Services Careers
FEA Leadership Award
FEA Moment
Impromptu Speaking
Inside Our Schools Presentation
Job Interview
Lesson Planning & Delivery – Career & Technical Education
Lesson Planning & Delivery – Humanities
Lesson Planning & Delivery – STEM
Public Speaking
Recruitment & Marketing Presentation
Researching Learning Challenges
Service Project Presentation
Technology Video

Higher Education

Creative Lecture (TED Talk)
Job Interview
Lesson Planning & Delivery

What’s New?

If you’ve participated in FEA competitions before, you should check over the 2015 guidelines because many of them have been revised — for the better! We are focusing on helping FEA students to grow their skills and leadership, so the competitions have been reorganized around that priority.

All competitions will feature an on-site presentation or discussion with judges. (The only exception is the FEA Leadership Award, which must be pre-judged.)

For the first time in 2015, we are offering:

  • Creative Lecture (Think of it as a TED Talk or advanced-level public speaking.)
  • 3 Lesson Planning & Delivery Competitions, broken down by subject area (Career & Technical Education, Humanities, and STEM)
  • 3 higher education competitions (Creative Lecture, Lesson Planning & Delivery, and Job Interview)

How are the Competitions Scored?

Judges’ rubrics are posted above next to each competition and provide details for how each entrant will be scored. Also, be sure to follow the guidelines.

When is the Deadline to Register to Compete at the FEA National Conference?

March 16, 2015.

Where do I go to Register to Compete?

An “Apply Now” link will appear next to each competition title when the competitions are open.