26th Annual Future Educators Association® National Conference
April 23-25, 2015 • Washington, D.C.

2015 FEA National Competitions

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 took 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. The top 10 finalists for each competition are listed below.

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.

Middle/High School
Children’s Literature    Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Creative Lecture (TED Talk)   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Ethical Dilemma   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Exploring Education Administration Careers   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Exploring Careers in Education Innovation    Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Exploring Student Support Services Careers   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
FEA Leadership Award   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  Top ten finalists
FEA Moment   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Impromptu Speaking   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Inside Our Schools Presentation   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Job Interview   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Lesson Planning & Delivery – Career & Technical Education   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Lesson Planning & Delivery – Humanities   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Lesson Planning & Delivery – STEM   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Public Speaking   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Recruitment & Marketing Presentation   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Researching Learning Challenges   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Service Project Presentation   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Technology Video   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists

Higher Education
Creative Lecture (TED Talk)   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Job Interview   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists
Lesson Planning & Delivery   Guidelines  |  Rubric  |  On-site schedule  |  Top ten finalists

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.