Each student may register for (1) one individual event and (1) team event. In the event the student advances to ICDC in more than one event, he or she will ONLY be allowed to enter one event at ICDC. All ICDC and DECA Inc. policies regarding competitive events will apply at the state level, with the exception of the number of events a student may enter.

Chapters may have a maximum of 3 entries in each event.

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 all students being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.

Competitive Events by Career Cluster:

  • Business Management & Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Personal Financial Literacy

High School Competitive Guidelines From the drop down: High School, Quick Links, DECA Guide

Written Events

All DECA Written Events will be submitted online. All entries must be submitted by January 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Complete details regarding this process can be found HERE. 

70% Rule:

In order for members to be eligible to compete at State Conference they must submit a minimum of 70% of the maximum allowable pages. If they submit less than 70% please do not score the project.

  • For 10 page events, students must submit a minimum of 7 pages
  • For 20 page events, students must submit a minimum of 14 pages


Link to submit written events.