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2021-2022 Competitive Events Update and Topics

April 22, 2021

Get a head start on the 2021-2022 competition season with DECA's competitive event draft topics for business operations research, professional selling, hospitality and tourism professional selling, and financial consulting.


The Art of Storytelling

January 12, 2021

Whether we are competing, fundraising, socializing, serving or leading we are constantly telling a story—our DECA story. So, why not make your story the best it can be?!


Virtual Business Challenge Round Two Launches on January 19, 2021

January 4, 2021

The DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) is an official competitive event free to high school members and hosted by Knowledge Matters. The event is based on the virtual business simulations and offers over $23,000 in scholarship money.


Level Up Your Entrepreneurship Skills with Intuit Innovation Challenge

November 9, 2020

DECA is excited to announce the Intuit Innovation Challenge. A premier DECA event during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the Intuit Innovation Challenge is a hands-on design thinking project, daring students around the globe to innovate for impact to help reverse the effect of global warming.


Stress to Success: How to Use "Good Stress" to Succeed in Competition

November 3, 2020

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!


Beginner’s Guide to the DECA Virtual Business Challenges

October 13, 2020

DECA’s VBC program offers eight tracks of competition—Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Hotel Management, Personal Finance, Restaurant, Retailing and Sports. This lesser-known competitive event series allows members to qualify for ICDC, compete for coveted DECA glass and earn a share of $23,000 in scholarship money.


Beginner’s Guide to the DECA Stock Market Game

October 13, 2020

The Stock Market Game is an online simulation that helps students develop skills in economics, investing and personal finance. If you are curious about competing in this event, read on to find out more!


2020-2021 District Event Instructional Areas Announced

October 5, 2020

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.


Register Now for Round One of the Virtual Business Challenge

September 29, 2020

Not only is the 19th annual DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) about to begin, but members can now participate in a new, eighth track, VBC Entrepreneurship! Registration begins on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.


High School Stock Market Game Begins September 14

September 1, 2020

DECA members are invited to participate in the DECA Stock Market Game which kicks off September 14, 2020.


Calming Competition Day Nerves

April 16, 2020

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.


2020-2021 Competitive Events Update and Topics

April 6, 2020

Get a headstart on the 2020-2021 competition season with DECA's competitive event changes and draft topics for business operations research, professional selling, hospitality and tourism professional selling, and financial consulting.


Collegiate DECA Finance Events: Everything You Need to Know

January 28, 2020

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!


Four Things You Must Remember While Public Speaking

September 3, 2019

Did you know that 4 out of 5 people have a fear of public speaking? If you’re one of them, then keep reading because public speaking is such an important part of DECA.