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Participate in the Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge
The DECA/Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge will test your skills at creating and delivering a digital presentation.
Demonstrate Your Knowledge with the Unreal Campaign Video Challenge
The Amazon and INTA Unreal Campaign Challenge provides the opportunity for students to speak directly to their peers about the dangers of counterfeit products.
Vote for Your Favorites in DECA's Ethical Leadership Challenge
Voting is now open for the DECA Ethical Leadership Challenge! You and your social media followers become the judge as you "vote up" your favorite entries.
Corporate Challenges: What They Entail and Why Members Should Participate
Seven of DECA’s corporate partners are offering Corporate Challenges for our High School Division members! In this article, learn more about our Corporate Challenges, links to get more information, what they each entail and important dates.
Register Now for Round One of the DECA Virtual Business Challenge
You won't want to miss the 22nd annual DECA Virtual Business Challenge! DECA VBC is an official competitive event free to high school members. Participate and you could earn a trip to ICDC and a share of over $20,000 in scholarship money.
Top 5 Tips for Prepared Events
DECA's prepared events require a written project and a prepared presentation, and some require participants to take a career cluster exam. As you begin working on your prepared event for the year, check out these five tips to help you throughout the process!
2023-2024 District-Level Competitive Event Instructional Areas Announced
Get ready for competition season! Each year DECA provides the primary instructional area(s) assessed in each of the district-level scenarios to help advisors and members prepare for district competitions more effectively.
Create a PSA with DECA's Ethical Leadership Challenge
In teams of up to four DECA members, develop a 60-second (or less) public service announcement video describing one of the following ethical principles: integrity, trust or respect.
Develop a Marketing Campaign for a Full Estate Sale with the NAA Challenge
Develop a marketing campaign for a full estate sale that will utilize the live auction method and include both real estate and personal property with the National Auction Association.
Produce the Next Big Cause Marketing Campaign with the NPCF Social Impact Leader of Tomorrow Challenge
Demonstrate your creativity by producing the next big cause marketing idea for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF).
A Quick Guide to Collegiate DECA Competitive Events
So, you've decided to compete in Collegiate DECA. Now what? What competitive events exist? How do you choose? We'll tackle these questions so that you can become a #NextLevel competitor!
Stress to Success: How to Use "Good Stress" to Succeed in Competition
Stress is often perceived as a negative experience, but the right kind of stress can actually fuel your success in competition and beyond. Read on to learn about "good stress", how to distinguish it from the bad and ways you can harness it to take your competitive edge to the next level!
Calming Competition Day Nerves
Already thinking ahead to your next DECA competition? Despite all the preparation in the world, it’s hard not to feel nervous when you step into the exam room or begin solving the case study! Here are some tips to enter your next competition with confidence.
The Making of Collegiate DECA's Individual and Team Case Studies
The Individual and Team Case Studies involve real-world industry trends that present a challenge for competitors to solve. The case study scenarios are derived from input from National Advisory Board partners, industry associations and trade journals. Read on for an inside look at how they are created.
Presentation Anxiety and How to Overcome It
You hear the words “presentation” and immediately your heart starts to race. We’ve all been there right? Most of us need a bit more training on calming those fears when presenting to a room of people. You are not alone in this fear and we are here to help ease the presentation anxiety.
Sports and Entertainment Competition Tips from the Pros
DECA offers several sports and entertainment marketing competitive events for members to flex their skills. To help you prepare for your next competition, I gathered some insider knowledge from two previous SEM event competitors.
Collegiate DECA Finance Events: Everything You Need to Know
It’s the start of a new semester and for many, this time of year signals the beginning of competition season! If you’ve ever thought of competing in a finance event, read on for some helpful tips and tricks to ensure success!
3 Written Event Competition Tips to Consider
As the competition season heats up, take the opportunity to review the written event that you’ve worked so hard on. Make sure it’s the absolute best it can be before it reaches the judge and it’s your turn to deliver a knockout presentation!