January 6, 2021
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 15
DECA's scholarship portal is accepting applications through January 15, 2021. Encourage your students to finalize their applications and apply for a share of $200,000 in scholarships.
PROGRAM UPDATES
SBE Documentation Due January 11

Is your chapter's school-based enterprise going for the gold this year? Check out the certification guidelines and application process to get started. Documentation is due by January 11, 2021.
Emerging Leader Honor Award

If you know an exceptional DECA leader, consider recognizing them with the DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award. Nominations are due on January 29, 2021.
VBC Round Two Begins on January 19

The second round of DECA's Virtual Business Challenge begins this January. Register your members to compete in eight different tracks for a chance to earn international recognition.
ICDC Frequently Asked Questions

Read frequently asked questions about DECA's 2021 Virtual International Career Development Conference in late April.
STUDENT CHALLENGES
Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge

Students will demonstrate their digital presentation skills utilizing a Virtual Business simulation. Submissions are due February 1, 2021.
FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge

Students will create a video pitch for a new product, describing the target market, launch strategy and more. Submissions are due February 7, 2021.
Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge

Students will test their social media marketing skills by managing simulated ad dollars for a fictitious, global company. The challenge begins on February 1, 2021.
START YOUR YEAR
DECA Guide

Your source for competitive event guidelines and comprehensive learning program information.
Annual Calendar

It's a new year! Plan ahead and mark your calendar with all of the 2021 DECA activities and events.
Competition Prep

Explore DECA's library of sample role-plays and exams to help your members get ready for competition season!
PARTNER NEWS
IE University School Debate Challenge
Do your students love public speaking and are passionate about discussing global issues? Students can join this challenge to create compelling and persuasive arguments in response to the pressing issues we face in today’s society.
Business + Technology at RIT
Students can choose from 14 technology-focused undergraduate business disciplines and over 100 minors with the resources of a major technology university. Ask about our DECA scholarship, discover classroom resources for DECA chapters or inquire to get free gear.
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