26th Annual Future Educators Association® National Conference
April 23-26, 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 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.

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

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

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 Tech, Humanities, and STEM)
  • 3 college-level competitions (Creative Lecture, Lesson Planning & Delivery, Job Interview)

How are the competitions scored?

Judges’ rubrics will be posted on the FEA website in August 2014. The rubrics will provide details for how each entrant will be scored. Also, be sure to follow the guidelines posted on the FEA website.

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.