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Competitive Events

A student may enter one role play and one written competitive event. In the event the student advances to ICDC in more than one event, he or she will ONLY be allowed to enter one event at ICDC. All ICDC and DECA Inc. policies regarding competitive events will apply at the state level, with the exception of the number of events a student may enter.

As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the national curriculum standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance and hospitality and tourism. DECA’s flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to all students being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.

Competitive Events by Career Cluster:

  • Business Management & Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Personal Financial Literacy

High School Competitive Guidelines

Certificate of Achievement Award (Available Feb. 14-21)

Written Events

Written events are due upon check-in/registration at conference registration Feb. 13. No late written entries will be accepted. Two copies of each written event in official DECA folios are required.

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