High School Competitive Events Guidelines

 DECA’s competitive events program directly supports our mission. As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA's flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.

DECA's Competitive Events Program supports the development of 21st Century Skills and Common Core State Standards. Below are crosswalks which are useful tools when planning lessons which incorporate competitive events.

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION EVENTS

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Prep Time

Presentation Time

Performance Indicators

Sample Exam

Sample Event

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Principles of Business Management and Administration

1

Business Administration Core Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

PBM

PBM

PBM

PBM

Principles of Finance

1

Business Administration Core Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

PFN

PFN

PFN

PFN

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

1

Business Administration Core Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

PHT

PHT

PHT

PHT

Principles of Marketing

1

Business Administration Core Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

PMK

PMK

PMK

PMK

TEAM DECISION MAKING EVENTS

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Prep Time

Presentation Time

Performance Indicators

Sample Exam

Sample Event

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Business Law and Ethics

2

Business Management and Administration Cluster Exam

30 mins.

15 mins.

BLTDM

BLTDM

BLTDM

BLTDM

Buying and Merchandising

2

Marketing Cluster Exam

30 mins.

15 mins.

BTDM

BTDM

BTDM

BTDM

Financial Services

2

Finance Cluster Exam

30 mins.

15 mins.

FTDM

FTDM

FTDM

FTDM

Hospitality Services

2

Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Exam

30 mins.

15 mins.

HTDM

HTDM

HTDM

HTDM

Marketing Communications

2

Marketing Cluster Exam

30 mins.

15 mins.

MTDM

MTDM

MTDM

MTDM

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

2

Marketing Cluster Exam

30 mins.

15 mins.

STDM

STDM

STDM

STDM

Travel and Tourism

2

Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Exam

30 mins.

15 mins.

TTDM

TTDM

TTDM

TTDM

INDIVIDUAL SERIES EVENTS

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Prep Time

Presentation Time

Performance Indicators

Sample Exam

Sample Event

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Accounting Applications

1

Finance Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

ACT

ACT

ACT

ACT

Apparel and Accessories Marketing

1

Marketing Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

AAM

AAM

AAM

AAM

Automotive Services Marketing

1

Marketing Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

ASM

ASM

ASM

ASM

Business Finance

1

Finance Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

BFS

BFS

BFS

BFS

Business Services Marketing

1

Marketing Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

BSM

BSM

BSM

BSM

Food Marketing

1

Marketing Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

FMS

FMS

FMS

FMS

Hotel and Lodging Management

1

Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

HLM

HLM

HLM

HLM

Human Resources Management

1

Business Management and Administration Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

HRM

HRM

HRM

HRM

Marketing Management

1

Marketing Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

MMS

MMS

MMS

MMS

Quick Serve Restaurant Management

1

Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

QSRM

QSRM

QSRM

QSRM

Restaurant and Food Service Management

1

Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

RFSM

RFSM

RFSM

RFSM

Retail Merchandising

1

Marketing Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

RMS

RMS

RMS

RMS

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

1

Marketing Cluster Exam

10 mins.

10 mins.

SEM

SEM

SEM

SEM

PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY EVENT

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Prep Time

Presentation Time

Performance Indicators

Sample Exam

Sample Event

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Personal Financial Literacy


1

Financial Literacy Exam


10 mins.

10 mins.

PFL


PFL


PFL


PFL


BUSINESS OPERATIONS RESEARCH EVENTS

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Entry Length

Presentation Time

Sample Event

DECA Images Resources

Business Services

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

BOR

BOR

Buying and Merchandising

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

BMOR

BMOR

Finance

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

FOR

FOR

Hospitality and Tourism

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

HTOR

HTOR

Sports and Entertainment

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

SEOR

SEOR

CHAPTER TEAM EVENTS

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Entry Length

Presentation Time

Sample Event

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Community Service Project

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

CSP

CSP

Creative Marketing Project

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

CMP

CMP

Entrepreneurship Promotion Project

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

EPP

EPP

Financial Literacy Promotion Project

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

FLPP

FLPP

Learn and Earn Project

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

LEP

LEP

Public Relations Project

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

PRP

PRP

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVENTS

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Entry Length

Presentation Time

Sample Event

DECA Images Resources

Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan

1 to 3

No

5 pages

20 mins.

ENI

ENI

Entrepreneurship Participating-Independent

1

No

11 pages

20 mins.

ENPI

ENPI

Entrepreneurship Participating-Franchising

1

No

11 pages

20 mins.

ENPF

ENPF

Entrepreneurship Written

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

ENW

ENW

Entrepreneurship-Growing Your Business

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

ENGB

ENGB

International Business Plan

1 to 3

No

30 pages

15 mins.

IBP

IBP

MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE EVENTS

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Entry Length

Presentation Time

Performance Indicators

Sample Exam

Sample Event

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Advertising Campaign

1 to 3

Marketing Cluster Exam

11 pages

20 mins.

ADC

ADC

ADC

ADC

Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan

1 to 3

Marketing Cluster Exam

11 pages

20 mins.

FMP

FMP

FMP

FMP

Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan

1 to 3

Marketing Cluster Exam

11 pages

20 mins.

SEPP

SEPP

SEPP

SEPP

PROFESSIONAL SELLING EVENTS

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

Presentation Time

Performance Indicators

Sample Exam

DECA Images Resources

Financial Consulting Event

1 Finance Cluster Exam
20 mins.
FCE FCE FCE

Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

1

Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Exam

20 mins.

HTPS

HTPS

HTPS

Professional Selling Event

1

Marketing Cluster Exam

20 mins.

PSE

PSE

PSE

ONLINE EVENTS

Event Guidelines

# of Participants

Written Exam

More Information

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Stock Market Game

1 to 3

No

SMG Guidelines & Login

SMG

Virtual Business Challenges-Personal Finance, Restaurant, Retailing and Sports

1 to 3

No

VBC Online

VBC

CORPORATE PARTNER PROJECTS

Challenge Guidelines

# of Participants

Submission Deadline

FIDM Challenge

1 to 3

February 6, 2015


Finish Line Challenge

1 to 3

December 12, 2014


Please note that not all chartered associations offer all competitive events. Therefore, check with your chartered association (state/provincial) advisor to determine which competitive events are offered in your chartered association.

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