UW-Whitewater DECA Prepares for Competition with Canva Workshop and Challenge

Feb 12, 2024

Contributed by Bella Biever | UW-Whitewater DECA, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Collegiate DECA chapter took its competitive edge to the next level with a captivating two-week Canva workshop and competition. Recognizing the importance of captivating visuals in today's competitive landscape, this initiative empowered members to hone their presentation skills – a crucial component of successful case studies and prepared projects.

With sponsorship from Canva, the workshop provided in-depth training on crafting impactful presentations using the design platform. Members delved into effective color palettes, engaging layouts and data visualization techniques, all geared toward leaving a lasting impression on judges. The culmination of this learning experience was a fierce competition, challenging participants to apply their newfound skills to real-world DECA scenarios. The top 5 finalists impressed the judges with their creativity and strategic use of Canva and walked away with a coveted prize: a one-year free Canva Pro membership.

This innovative workshop and competition served as a testament to UW-Whitewater DECA's dedication to developing well-rounded, presentation-savvy competitors. By embracing cutting-edge design tools and fostering a spirit of creative exploration, the chapter equips its members with the confidence and skills needed to excel in the upcoming season. The event provided practical takeaways and instilled a culture of continuous learning and improvement, solidifying UW-Whitewater DECA's position as a force to be reckoned with in the competitive arena.


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