A critical component of a student’s DECA experience is the participation in DECA’s competitive events program. These events apply learning, making the connection to business, and directly contribute to every student being college or career ready by focusing on the following outcomes:
DECA’s competitive events provide an avenue for members to demonstrate National Curriculum Standards through individual or team activities and to develop and employ the key skills of analysis, application of knowledge, creative problem solving, and logical presentation.
DECA’s competitive events help members explore their communities, participate in collaborative environments, and recognize their responsibility to the community.
DECA’s competitive events encourage members to develop ethics, integrity, and high standards while assuming responsibility for self-improvement and self-discipline.
DECA’s competitive events provide constructive avenues for team expression, initiative, and creativity. Students participate at the local regional level in early January, with the winners proceeding to state competition in early March.