Honorary Life Membership & Outstanding Service Award Application Packet Due

December 1, 2024

The DECA Professional Division Awards recognize individuals for outstanding and significant contributions toward the development and progress of DECA Inc. The DECA Professional Division Awards provide the opportunity to recognize dedicated supporters from the local to international level who further DECA Inc.’s mission of preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Step 1: Nominate Candidate for Professional Division Award

Nominees are recommended by a chartered association and then approved by an appropriate DECA committee and board of directors.

Notify DECA Inc. of the eligible candidate you wish to nominate for the award by completing the official nomination form. Submit the form by November 1, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Step 2: Complete Professional Division Award Application Packet

Provide documentation of the candidate’s outstanding and significant contributions to DECA Inc. The award application packet must include the following documentation:

  • Résumé (three pages maximum).
  • One-page, single-spaced chronological listing of key achievements on an international scope that highlights contributions and achievements which have advanced the mission of DECA and marketing or business education.
  • Three letters of recommendation in support of the candidate as a DECA Inc. award recipient.
  • One high resolution electronic professional portrait (executive headshot).

Step 3: Submit Professional Division Award Application Packet

The official application packet must be completed in its entirety and received by December 1, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Submit via email to


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DECA Executive Office