TAP - 410 & 411
At the State Leadership Conference (SLC), students may compete in Four Events* and
any/all Open, Virtual, and/or Pilot Events. Only two of these events may be Judged Events
and only one of these two may be a Team Event.
Pre-submission materials required for certain events for SLC, must by submitted
by 11:59 p.m. on February 1st to the National Center at http://www.bpa.org/submit.
*Students may compete at SLC in Interview Skills or Advanced Interview Skills without it counting towards their four events.
Competitive Events List
(105) College Accounting - Assess entry-level basic accounting principles utilizing manual procedures. Students analyze, journalize, and post transactions; develop general and subsidiary ledgers; and prepare payroll and financial reports.
(115) Advanced College Accounting - Interpret and analyze partnerships, corporate, and/or manufacturing accounting data using manual methods. Students evaluate financial data and budgets, audit inventory and cost accounts, and perform payroll procedures.
(130) College Payroll Accounting - Process payroll data using manual payroll procedures. Students calculate gross earnings, complete payroll register, post employee records, and prepare payroll income tax
(135) Managerial Accounting - Focus on strategic decision-making related to cost analysis and cost management.
(140) Federal Income Tax Accounting - Demonstrate knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code presented by the Department of the Treasury.
(145) Banking & Finance - Demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of the banking industry. This entry-level event tests the student's knowledge of bank operations, bank services, loans, credit administration, and customer service.
(150) Financial Analyst Team - Use analytical and problem solving skills to make decisionsand recommendations using financial reports, both internal and external. The team analyzes and interprets computer reports from a business case study.
(165) Personal Financial Management- In this contest contestants will answer objective questions dealing with concepts and perform calculations related to the financial topics of credit, saving, investing, personal income tax, risk management and insurance, and retirement planning. Contestants will analyze financial scenarios to predict outcomes, advise use of financial instruments and determine the proper financial planning.
(190) Financial Math & Analysis Concepts-Open - Assess knowledge of basic math concepts. Students solve practical math problems related to work and consumer issues.
(193) Accounting Mathematics Concepts - Open - Pilot - This competition assesses contestants’ knowledge of the application of common calculations in the accounting industry. Contestants will solve mathematical computations based on accounting concepts as they apply to scenarios of accounting in common business practices.
Business Administration (200's)
(200) Fundamental Word Processing - Evaluate entry-level skills in keyboarding and document production.
(205) Intermediate Word Processing - Evaluate fundamental skills in word processing and document production.
(210) Advanced Word Processing - Evaluate advanced level skills in words processing and document production.
(215) Integrated Office Applications - Evaluate advance level skills in information technologies and the integration of software applications.
(220) Basic Office Systems & Procedures - Evaluate fundamental skills in office procedures, records and file management, and document production.
(225) Advanced Office Systems & Procedures - Evaluate advanced skills in office procedures, records and file management, and document production.
(230) Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications - Create, design, and test templates for spreadsheet applications that include variables, reports, and formats. Students enter and format data, enter and copy formulas, and print full documents or cell contents.
(235) Advanced Spreadsheet Applications - Create, design, and test templates for spreadsheet applications that include variables, reports, and formats. Students enter and format data, enter and copy formulas, and print full documents or cell contents.
(240) Database Applications - Create, design, and test templates for database applications that include variables, reports, and formats.
(245) Legal Office Procedures - Evaluate knowledge of legal terminology and skills needed to prepare legal documents and function effectively in a law office.
(250) Medical Office Procedures - Evaluate knowledge of medical terminology and skills needed to prepare medical documents and function effectively in a medical office.
(255) Administrative Support Team - The team will function as an office staff to produce a variety of business
(290) Administrative Support Concepts – Open - Evaluate knowledge of basic administrative support concepts.
Management Information Systems (300's)
(300) Computer Network Technology - Demonstrate knowledge in fundamental networking concepts including network architecture, standards, topologies, protocols, and security.
(305) PC Servicing & Troubleshooting - Demonstrate knowledge of PC configuration, maintenance, and management as a computer technician.
(310) Network Administration Using Microsoft® - Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental network management and maintenance tasks in a Windows® network.
(315) Systems Administration Using Cisco® - Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental network management tasks in a CISCO® environment.
(320) Computer Security - Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental security management tasks in Windows and Linux networking environments.
(325) Network Design Team - Analyze existing and planned business environments and develop a strategy for the implementation of a network infrastructure that addresses the need(s) of the defined business environment based on the scenario provided.
(330) Visual Basic/C# Programming - Evaluate knowledge of working with Visual Basic syntax, programming logic, program development, system design concepts, database, Visual Basic IDE Report Writers, designers and objects.
(335) C++ Programming - Evaluate knowledge of working with structured designs, algorithms, and/or pseudo code. Use C++ computer language to create, test, and maintain computer programs.
(340) Java Programming - Utilize structured designs to develop software using the JAVA programming language.
(345) SQL Database Fundamentals – Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental database development and administrative concepts.
(390) Computer Programming Concepts – Open - Demonstrate general knowledge of the computer programming industry.
(391) Information Technology Concepts – Open - Demonstrate general knowledge of the info technology industry.
Digital Communication & Design (400's)
(400) Fundamental Desktop Publishing - Evaluate knowledge and skills in using desktop publishing software to create a variety of business documents.
(405) Fundamentals of Web Design - Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental web design coding and syntax.
(410) Graphic Design Promotion - Judged - Develop a flyer and logo promoting the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference for next year.
(415) Digital Publishing - Evaluate knowledge and skills in using industry standard desktop publishing software to create a variety of interactive documents.
(420) Digital Media Production - Judged - Create a one to two minute digital media production based upon the assigned topic.
(430) Video Production Team - Team - Create a (3-5) minute video production on a specific topic provided.
(435) Web Site Design Team - Team - Team works together to create a Web site based on the topic.
(505) Entrepreneurship - Judged - Develop an operating plan and organizational structure to initiate a small business. Competitors are to assume they are presenting their business plan to potential investors at a bank with the objective of securing financing for their business venture.
(510) Small Business Management Team - Team - Create report and presentation given a specific topic.
(515) Interview Skills - Assess proficiency in job search and interview situations.
(520) Advanced Interview Skills - Assess advanced proficiency in job search, interview situations, and portfolio development.
(530) Contemporary Issues - Judged - Demonstrate communications skills in arranging, organizing, and effectively presenting information orally without prior knowledge of the topic.
(535) Human Resource Management - Judged - Assess interpretation of personnel policies and knowledge of human resource management.
(540) Ethics & Professionalism - Judged - Assess interpretation of ethics and knowledge of professionalism.
(545) Prepared Speech - Judged - Demonstrate communication skills in securing, arranging, organizing, and presenting information orally.
(555) Presentation Management Individual - Create a multi-media presentation based on the assigned topic.
(560) Presentation Management Team - Team - Create a multi-media presentation based on the assigned topic.
(590) Business Meeting Management Concepts – Open - Incorporates fundamental concepts accepted as good practices in any business unit including business planning and strategy, organization and execution, trust and transparency.
(591) Management, Marketing and Human Resources Concepts – Open - Assess knowledge of management, marketing, and human resources concepts.
(592) Parliamentary Procedure Concepts – Open - Demonstrate the use of correct parliamentary procedure and concepts through this objective test.
(593) Project Management Concepts – Open - Addressing student's knowledge of basic project management practices and terminology that is used independent of a specific methodology.
(V01) Virtual Multimedia & Promotion - Individual - Individual contestants will create a 1:00 to 2:30 minute digital promotion based upon the assigned topic. This national event will be submitted and judged virtually. Awards will be presented at the National Leadership Conference.
(V02) Virtual Multimedia & Promtion - Team - Teams of contestants will create a 1:00 to 2:30 minute digital promotion based upon the assigned topic. This national event will be submitted and judged virtually. Awards will be presented at the National Leadership Conference.
(V03) Software Engineering Team - Teams of contestants will collaborate on the engineering of a computer software application that performs tasks and operations as outlined in the provided topic. Project submissions will consist of software source code and assets in addition to a functional executable version of the application. Submissions will be judged on technical merit by software engineering professionals. Teams will be further required to formally present their project to a panel of judges via videoconference, and the presentation will be judged independently of the project’s technical merits.
(V04) Web Application Team - Teams of contestants will create a database-driven Website with server-side functionality. The team is provided with the opportunity to design, build and present a working web application. Teams will be further required to formally present their project to a panel of judges via videoconference, and the presentation will be judged independently of the project’s technical merits.
(V05) Mobile Applications - Individual contestants will develop a mobile phone and/or tablet application based upon the given scenario. Permitted platforms include and are limited to Google Android™, Apple iOS™, and Microsoft Windows Phone™. The application will be pre-submitted for technical judging. Contestants will then be required to present their application to a panel of technical judges.
(V06) Promotional Photography - Individual contestants will demonstrate their skill and creative vision using a DSLR and image editing. This national event will be submitted and judged virtually. Awards will be presented at the National Leadership Conference.
(V08) Start-up Enterprise Team - Pilot - Teams of contestants will develop an operating plan and organizational structure to initiate a small business. Teams are to assume they are presenting their products/services to potential buyers.