Michigan Middle Level BPA

Competitive Events


Last updated November 15,2020


Middle Level Competitive Events


Important Information:

Students may enter up to TWO Regular (non-open) Events, only one of which may be a team event. Students may take as many Open Events as time allows at the conference. Davenport University will be providing computers and projectors that may be used for events, as well as internet access for all competiting students.  Students are encouraged to bring their presentation on a flash drive and e-mail themselves their presentation for back-up purposes.

Below is a list of events “At a Glance”.  Further details can be found on the National BPA web site, under the middle level division Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP) Guidelines.




Administrative Support Team - The team will function as an office staff to produce a variety of business documents.

Digital Citizenship - Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of respectful, responsible and ethical behavior in a digital world.

Digital Game Design Team - Given a specific theme, teams will create a digital game to entertain and educate. Teams may use Scratch, Tynker, or other game engines to create the executable game.

Entrepreneurship Exploration - To encourage students to have a better understanding of the American free enterprise system, contestants will conduct research on the assigned topic.

Extemporaneous Speech - Demonstrate communication skills in arranging, organizing, and presenting information orally and effectively without prior knowledge of the topic.

Financial Literacy - To develop a basic understanding of finance and accounting skills. Topics include an understanding of checking and savings accounts, debits and credits, credit cards, budgets, etc.

Graphic Design Promotion - Develop a theme, illustrate the theme in a logo design, and then utilize the logo in a promotional flyer.

Human Resource Exploration (first year pilot)- Assess proficiency in a career exploration and interview situations. Presubmitted event. Create a job posting and create a personal statement (similar to a resume) for submission.

Introduction to Video Production Team - Create a one-minute video production based upon the assigned topic

Keyboarding Production - Evaluate entry-level skills in keyboarding and document production.

Prepared Speech - To provide the student an opportunity to demonstrate communication skills in securing, arranging, organizing, and orally presenting information.

Presentation Management Team - Assess use of current desktop technologies and software to prepare and deliver an effective multimedia presentation.

Spreadsheet Applications - Contestants will enter and format data, enter and copy formulas, and print full documents or cell contents.

Web Site Design Team - The team will work together to create a Web site based on the provided topic.





Business Communication Skills Concepts – Open - To develop skills in business communications, including spelling rules, correct spelling of often used business words and correct use of grammar.

Business Fundamentals Concepts – Open - To develop an overall familiarity to basic business knowledge skills.

Business Math Concepts – Open - To develop a basic understanding of personal and business-related math skills.

Computer Literacy Concepts – Open - To develop a basic understanding of computer terminology related to operating system, hardware components, software applications and digital citizenship.