DECA’s Challenges provide DECA 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 require tasks. 

AT&T LATER HATERS CHALLENGE

Join AT&T and DECA to promote online positivity by being a part of a movement to drive awareness around cyberbullying. Here is an opportunity for you to help make a change in online dialogue and address tactics to prevent cyberbullying. Demonstrate your ability to start a conversation in your school and community to drown out the online haters. Begin with the online lessons to increase your knowledge on the topic, then show your creativity and validate the impact by spreading the message through an event and public service announcement, including driving classmates to take the Later Haters pledge. Winners will be eligible for a travel stipend to attend the International Career Development Conference (ICDC).

2020 ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE WINNERS
2020 STUDENT CHALLENGE WINNERS
STUDENT TOOLKIT
LATER HATERS LESSON
TAKE THE PLEDGE

DECA IDEA CHALLENGE

A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge is a hands-on learning experience that dares students around the globe to generate an innovative use for a commonplace item in mere days. Students must pitch their invention in a three-minute video presentation. The item to be used in the challenge will remain a mystery until revealed by DECA Inc. in November 2020.

2019 WINNERS

FIDM ENTREPRENEUR OF TOMORROW CHALLENGE

The FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge asks students to create an entrepreneurial proposal for a new product idea for a specific market segment. Participants can now pitch a new clothing, beauty, home, health, food or entertainment concept in a video presentation describing the target market, product offering, marketing launch strategy and more.

2020 WINNERS

Previous Winning Videos

AT&T Later Haters Challenge Winners
Carolyn Cumello, Micala Fontanella and Atalie Sweet from Coginchaug Regional High School in Connecticut

DECA Idea Challenge High School Winners
“Hood Mask” by Franklin High School | United States

 

FIDM Challenge Winner
Sasha Tang and Era Dewan from Mission San Jose in California.