Collegiate DECA’s Challenges provide members opportunities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through innovative challenges in partnership with several corporate partners. Each challenge has a unique focus and specific set of required tasks.


A premier DECA event during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Intuit Innovation Challenge is a hands-on design thinking project, daring students around the globe to innovate for impact to help reverse the effect of global warming. Through the challenge, teams will apply Intuit’s design thinking methodology, Design for Delight, to develop an innovative sustainability solution. Teams will demonstrate their use of the design thinking process through a three-minute video presentation that brings to life their process and outcomes. The presentations should include their experiences with empathy, brainstorming and coming up with the solution, as well as experimentation within their community.

2020 Winners


Collegiate DECA offers two competitive rounds of the Stock Market Game, provided by the SIFMA Foundation. The Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game challenges teams of one to three Collegiate DECA members to work together to build and manage a high performing investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Participants in the Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game develop and manage a virtual investment portfolio. The challenge is conducted online and calls teams of Collegiate DECA members to test their investment acumen against each other. The goal of the competition is to increase the value of the beginning portfolio, while maintaining a diversified mix of stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

2020-2021 Round 1 Top Performers 2020-2021 Round 2 Top Performers


Collegiate DECA members participating in the Collegiate DECA Virtual Case Simulation competition will take on the role of the Marketing Vice President for the DECA Hawks in this interactive, digital simulation (accessible from any browser or device). Cash awards are provided to the top performers.