High School

High School ICDC-Qualifying Written Entry Submissions Due

April 10, 2024

Deadline for DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) qualifiers to upload written entry submissions through the online competition submission portal.

The following competitive events contain a written component that must be uploaded by the deadline.

  • Business Growth Plan EBG
  • Business Services Operations Research BOR
  • Business Solutions Project PMBS
  • Buying and Merchandising Operations Research BMOR
  • Career Development Project PMCD
  • Community Awareness Project PMCA
  • Community Giving Project PMCG
  • Finance Operations Research FOR
  • Financial Literacy Project PMFL
  • Franchise Business Plan EFB
  • Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research HTOR
  • Independent Business Plan EIB
  • Innovation Plan EIP
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign–Event IMCE
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign–Product IMCP
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign–Service IMCS
  • International Business Plan IBP
  • Sales Project PMSP
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research SEOR
  • Start-Up Business Plan ESB
  • Stock Market Game SMG

For competitors in written events, the submission window will open at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Written entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. of your respective time zone on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. DECA advisors must also log in to verify submissions prior to the deadline.

Click here to download the complete instructions.

  1. All participants and written entries must be approved and authorized for entering competition by their chartered association through official competitive events registration forms.
  2. All participants and written entries must meet the specifications set forth for each activity.
  3. All entry forms and creative entries must be submitted by the chartered association advisor or designee according to announced deadlines.
  4. A written entry may not be entered in more than one ICDC competitive event during a given year.
  5. Once a written entry is entered in ICDC competition, the identical content material may not be entered in ICDC competition again.
  6. All written entries must include a signed copy of DECA’s Written Event Statement of Assurances and Academic Integrity

View complete guidelines for each event in the DECA Guide or at deca.org/compete.


Contact DECA staff
for more information.

Christy Rutherford
Education Manager