Each year Washington DECA recruits nearly 600 volunteers to be competition judges for the State Career Development Conference (SCDC).  Experts from the business community are critical to the success of the SCDC competitive events. Judging simply requires a background in business and an interest in helping high school students find their future career path. You must be 4 years out of high school to participate.

Judges have a couple of options for participation:

  • Evaluate written projects prior to SCDC to determine which competitors will qualify to present their event at State. This year, we are implementing a process where "written" judges can both access these projects and provide feedback online!
  • Evaluate students' prepared presentations, role play events, or written event presentations at SCDC in Bellevue on March 4.

Can you do both? Absolutely! Find out more and register for this exciting opportunity below. 

Questions? Contact Amy Phillips at or 206.285.1195.



Thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday!
It was so inspiring to hear from many members and alumni how DECA has impacted you.

As a senior in college I still find myself telling the story of how DECA inspired my love for marketing and set me on the path to where I am today. DECA provided such a valuable space to have fun, explore business, and be acknowledged for individual and group accomplishments. Through DECA I experienced both failure and success in a supportive environment, which gave me the confidence to take risks and challenge myself in future academic and professional endeavors. As I entered a business program as a marketing major for college, I was so far ahead of my peers who had not been exposed to clubs like DECA in high school. DECA inspired me in so many ways, and my DECA advisor and high school marketing teacher is still a role model for me today!
— Audrey V., DECA Alum


March 3–5, 2015               State Career Development Conference @Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA           
April 22–27, 2016             International Career Development Conference (ICDC) @Nashville, TN
May 3, 2016                       Washington DECA Fundraising Luncheon @Seattle Marriott Waterfront