Collegiate DECA Competitive Events Changes for 2016-2017

The DECA Inc. Board of Directors approved the following changes to Collegiate DECA’s Competitive Events Program effective 2016-2017.

Complete guidelines for 2016-2017 will be posted at by July 1, 2016. 

All Collegiate DECA written events will have a maximum of 15 content pages allowed (not necessarily including appendix).

All Collegiate DECA written events will have two evaluation forms. One for the written entry and one for the oral presentation. Each will be worth 50 points.

An executive summary will be added to the Advertising Campaign Event.

Executive summaries for all written events can be 1-2 pages in length.

In all case studies and business simulations, a personal or laptop computer/handheld digital devices, resources, and outside materials can be used during preparation and presentation time. The intent is to allow technology and other outside resources in the Business Simulations.

For all competitive events, Internet access will be allowed during preparation and presentation periods, but not provided by DECA. 

All prepared presentation events will have a 20-minute presentation time, to include any time needed for set-up.

The International Sales Challenge and National Management Institute will be renamed. New names will be Sales Challenge and Management Institute.

For 2017-2018, a team case study focused on marketing communications and public relations will be added as a new offering. Participant tasks could include:

  • Crisis Communication and Response
  • Marketing Communication
  • Special Communication Projects/Campaigns

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