Announcing the Winners of the 2024 Unreal Campaign Challenge

Feb 12, 2024

DECA Inc., Amazon and the International Trademark Association (INTA) are excited to announce the 2024 Unreal Campaign Challenge winners.

For this challenge, students were given the opportunity to speak directly to their peers about the dangers of counterfeit products. Participants were invited to produce a 60-second public service announcement (PSA) video to demonstrate their knowledge on the dangers of counterfeits and to dissuade their peers from purchasing fake products

Each of the top three winning teams will be recognized on stage during the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California this April. The teams will also be awarded ICDC travel stipends. Congratulations to the following DECA members:

  1. Not a DEAL if it's UNREAL | Jaime Lin and Hafasa Hayat, Fairfax HS, VA - receiving $1,500
  2. The Real Deal is the Right Deal | Mina Cayli and Rachel Hennessy, Triangle Math and Science Academy, NC - receiving $1,000
  3. Catch The Counterfeit | Sanjana Tamma and Siya Panara, Mallard Creek HS, NC - receiving $500


Christy Rutherford
Education Manager

Christy Rutherford is DECA's education manager. She enhances and manages an educational framework for DECA’s comprehensive learning program ensuring that all student programs are aligned to National Curriculum Standards. Christy also leads the advisor professional learning series and programs to support local chapter advisors.

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Discuss the global environment in which businesses operate
Explain legal and ethical considerations in selling