FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge 2020 Winners

March 5, 2021

DECA Inc. and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) are excited to announce the winners of this year’s FIDM Challenge. The competition tasked students with presenting a new clothing, beauty, home, health, food or entertainment concept in a four-minute video presentation. Participants could spend no more than $25.00 to create a prototype and develop a marketing and distribution strategy.

FIDM executives reviewed all submissions and selected the top four presentations. Each of the top four winning teams will be recognized on stage at the International Career Development Conference this April in Nashville, Tennessee! The teams will also be awarded a travel stipend to attend the conference.

Congratulations to the following DECA members:

1st Place

Sasha Tang and Era Dewan
Mission San Jose, CA

2nd Place

Tracy Chan and Katherine Chao
Tomball Memorial High School, TX

Nina Hojnacki
Bayonne High School, NJ

3rd Place

Parker Jabas, Caleb Wendel and Brendan Skarpness
Alexandria Area High School, MN

To learn more about this competition and other DECA Inc. challenges visit and stayed tuned to DECA Direct for the latest announcements of DECA Inc. challenges and activities.

Thank you FIDM for sponsoring the FIDM/DECA Challenge.


Cindy Allen
Director of Sponsorships

As DECA’s director of sponsorships, Cindy’s responsibilities include developing corporate partnerships and serving as the liaison between DECA Inc. and its partnering organizations. Cindy also manages DECA’s scholarship program, coordinates advertising and exhibits, and works with special event fundraising activities. Cindy has worked for DECA since 1991.

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