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State & National Competitions

In 2022, FBA Chapters competed in a design-build challenge for the first time at the Southeast Builders Conference that was held at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Fl.   Only two schools competed for the first competition and did an AMAZING job.  Check out the photos below.   We also had 3 Chapters Compete in a Special Design-Build Competition at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Orlando in Jan. 2022.  Wanting to branch out even more, in 2023, two of our Chapters went to Las Vegas and competed for the FIRST time in the NAHB Student Chapter competition.     Check out the results below! 

2024 Competition Schedule

International Builders Show  Las Vegas - Feb. 28

Southeast Builders Conference - Orlando, FL
July 24-24, 2024

2024 Competition Challenge

The Competition Materials for SEBC will be released in Jan. 2024 - Check back for more information!

Southeast Builders Conference - Orlando, FL - July 2023

And the competition gets better!   This year's project challenge - Playhouses.   Our schools were all given the same plans and criteria and they were once again, encouraged to get creative.   Our judges were blown away by the talent and presentation skills of our students!     

1st Place, Gadsden Tech

2nd Place, Okeechobee High School

3rd Place, Crestview High School

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Prize Sponsors

1st Place - $1,500

2nd Place - $1,000

3rd Place - $500

Material Sponsor

Team & Travel Sponsors

International Builders Show - Las Vegas, NV - Jan 2023

Another first for our FBA Chapters - 2 of our schools traveled to Las Vegas to compete with other schools on a National Level.  Their challenge - design and plan a house to be built in California according to that region's building codes, pricing and materials.    It was an AMAZING event and the competition was fierce!  How'd they do?  Check it out!!!


Bartow High School & Gadsden Tech FBA Chapters


1st Place, Construction Management - Bartow High School


And the winners are.....

2nd Place, Architectural Design - Gadsden Tech

Southeast Builders Conference - Orlando, FL - Aug. 2022

For the first time ever, FBA Chapters were able to participate in a real Design-Build Challenge.  Their quest?  To build "Taj Mahal" Dog Houses.    Each school was given the same set of plans and was encouraged to get create in their designs.   This would not be possible without the support of our communities and sponsors!  Say thanks to them when you see them!


The Gadsden FBA Chapter sponsored by Kerwyn Jones Wilson of Jones Construction and Design took 1st Place for their awesome doghouse!  Compete with solar lights on the front porch, window screens and CROWN MOLDING!


The Okeechobee FBA Chapter sponsored by Wendy Dittmar of Manning Building Supplies took 2nd place for their one-of-a-kind doghouse.  Love the FBA Color Theme and the welcoming front porch.   Great job!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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1st Place Prize Sponsor

2nd Place Prize Sponsor

Material Sponsors

Big Bend Tiny Homes

Susan Burns - BASF

Team Sponsor

Travel Sponsors

International Builders Show - Orlando, FL - Feb. 2022

All Future Builders of America Chapters are also official Student Chapters of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).   In early 2021, FBA reached out to the NAHB Student Chapters to collaborate on a design build event that our students could participate in at the International Builders Show (IBS).   The result was a Team Challenge.   Each of the schools had to build and finish picnic tables that were brought to IBS.    Each time was then given time to discuss their projects with the judges and were then timed on how fast they could assemble their tables.    Our students did a GREAT job! 


Bartow High School FBA Chapter 


Ft Meade High School FBA Chapter


Gadsden FBA Chapter 

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