Competitive Events

Put in the work, harden your strengths, apply them to industry, come out better than you started. The array of events to compete in reflects the diversity of business applications in the workplace. From Accounting to Sports and Entertainment Marketing, students will find an area of interest to pursue. To maximize success, choose a category that best matches your knowledge, experience, and access to resources.

COMPETITIVE EVENTS BY CAREER CLUSTER

Business Management + Administration

  • Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making
  • Business Services Operations Research
  • Business Solutions Project
  • Career Development Project
  • Community Awareness Project
  • Community Giving Project
  • Financial Literacy Project
  • Human Resources Management Series
  • Principles of Business Management and Administration
  • Sales Project

Hospitality + Tourism

  • Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
  • Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research
  • Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling
  • Hotel and Lodging Management Series
  • Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management Series
  • Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
  • Virtual Business Challenge -Hotel Management
  • Virtual Business Challenge – Restaurant

Marketing

  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series
  • Automotive Services Marketing Series
  • Business Services Marketing Series
  • Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
  • Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
  • Food Marketing Series
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign–Event
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign–Product
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign–Service
  • Marketing Communications Series
  • Marketing Management Team Decision Making
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Professional Selling
  • Retail Merchandising Series
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making
  • Virtual Business Challenge – Fashion
  • Virtual Business Challenge – Retail
  • Virtual Business Challenge – Sports

Entrepreneurship

  • Business Growth Plan
    Entrepreneurship Series
  • Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
  • Franchise Business Plan
  • Independent Business Plan
  • Innovation Plan
  • International Business Plan
  • Start-up Business Plan
  • Virtual Business Challenge – Entrepreneurship

Finance

  • Accounting Applications Series
  • Business Finance Series
  • Finance Operations Research
  • Financial Consulting
  • Financial Services Team Decision Making
  • Principles of Finance
  • Stock Market Game
  • Virtual Business Challenge – Accounting

Personal Financial Literacy

  • Personal Financial Literacy
  • Virtual Business Challenge – Personal Finance

New for 2020-2021

All written event papers are due November 25, 2020 to DLG Judge Pro

NO exams for any written event at the Regionals level

EVENTS BREAKDOWNS

  • 1 – 3 members; unlimited number of entries
  • Can compete in any online event as well as any event offered at Regionals and Provincials
  • These events are NOT run by DECA Ontario and will NOT be competing at Provincials; qualifiers for ICDC are determined by DECA Inc.  Notifications are emailed at the end of each round.
  • No exam
  • To register your teams for the DECA Stock Market Game, please visit http://deca.smgww.org and go through the registration process.  During the process if you encounter any issues, please contact Carolyn Quest , SMG Coordinator with SIFMA at cquest@sifma.org

 

GUIDELINEMORE INFORMATIONRESOURCES
Stock Market GameSMG Guidelines & LoginSMG Sample A

SMG Sample B

SMG Sample C

SMG Sample C
Virtual Business Challenge: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Hotel Management, Restaurant, Retailing, Sports, and Personal FinanceVBC Online

*PMK reserved for Grade 9 students only

*Reserved for 1st-year DECA members regardless of grade unless otherwise noted.

Finance ClusterMarketing ClusterHospitality and Tourism Cluster Business Management & Administration Entrepreneurship + Small Business Management
Performance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance Indicators
ExamExamExamExamExam
FTDM CaseBTDM CaseHTDM CaseBLTDM CaseETDM Case
MTDM CaseTTDM Case
STDM Case

SAMPLESPERFORMANCE INDICATORS
PFL ExamPerformance Indicators
PFL Case

 

BUSINESS OPERATIONS RESEARCH EVENT

The 2020-2021 topic for each career category is the development of a strategy to rebuild customer loyalty and spending as a result of business disruption for at least the previous six months. Participants will collaborate with a local business or organization to analyze the current state of business operations as a result of business disruption and explore strategies to rebuild customer loyalty and spending. Participants will then present a strategic plan to rebuild customer loyalty and spending.

’17 BOR Sample event

’19 BOR Sample event
’17 BMOR Sample event

’19 BMOR Sample event
’17 FOR Sample event

’19 FOR Sample event
’17 HTOR Sample event

’19 HTOR Sample event
’17 SEOR Sample event

’19 SEOR Sample event
 

 

The Project Management Events require participants to use project management skills to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close a project.  Participants in the Project Management Events will:

  • identify a problem
  • develop a project management plan related to the problem
  • implement the project using project management skills
  • develop a written report and presentation on the project
 

The new event names are:


    • Business Solutions Project    PMBS
    • Career Development Project     PMCD
    • Community Awareness Project     PMCA
    • Community Giving Project    PMCG
    • Financial Literacy Project    PMFL
    • Sales Project     PMSP
 

Sample Events     
Community Giving Project (PMCG)Career Development Project (PMCD)Business Solutions Project (PMBS)
Financial Literacy Project (PMFL)Sales Project (PMSP)Community Awareness Project (PMCA)

  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; 1 – 3 participants
  • Varying lengths and 15 minutes to present
  • DLG Judge Pro online submission by November 25; maximum 30 MB upload as a PDF

Guidelines# OF DELEGATESENTRY LENGTHSAMPLE EVENT
Start-Up Business Plan1 – 310 pagesESB
Innovation Plan1 – 310 pagesEIP
Independent Business Plan1 – 320 pagesEIB
International Business Plan1 – 320 pagesIBP
Franchise Business Plan1 – 320 pagesEFB

  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; 1 – 3 participants
  • Maximum length of 10 pages and 15 minutes to present
  • DLG Judge Pro online submission by November 25; maximum 30 MB upload as a PDF
  • The following events must submit a good copy of their report based on the specific guidelines outlined in the DECA Guide. It will be read by the Judge.
  • NO exam at the Regionals level; exam at the Provincials level only
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign Event Guidelines                             Marketing Cluster Performance Indicators

SAMPLES  
IMCEEventIMCP EventIMCS Event

  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; individual event
  • Maximum 15 minutes to present
  • DLG Judge Pro online submission by November 25;  maximum 30 MB file uploaded as PDF
  • Unlike the US guidelines, a report/research notes/powerpoint presentation slides must be submitted. A SIGNIFICANT amount of research must be provided in order to make it to the next round.  NO standardized guidelines are required so the student can include whatever they feel is relevant to be read by the Judge.
  • NO EXAM for Regionals level of competition;  exam only at the Provincials level

 

FINANCIAL CONSULTING

For 2020-2021, you will assume the role of a financial consultant. A millennial client has scheduled a meeting with you for advice on debt consolidation. The millennial, who was recently furloughed from his/her professional job, already had credit card bills, private student loans, medical bills and personal loans, but now with minimal income, his/her debt continues to grow. The client would like you to explain the benefits of consolidating debt and give recommendations on how he/she can do so, as well as provide consultation on short-term and long-term strategies to deal with the loss of income.

Debt Consolidation Loans          Debt Consolidation          What is debt consolidation?

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM PROFESSIONAL SELLING EVENT

For 2020-2021, you will assume the role of a sales representative of a hospitality and tourism marketing agency. The director of sales and marketing of a recently re-opened 595 luxury guestroom resort is interested in your digital marketing services to promote the features of the resort to drive online bookings. The resort features an infinity pool, water park, golf course, spa, six food and beverage outlets including two exquisite restaurants, movie theatre and 100,000 square feet of meeting space. You have a meeting scheduled with the director of sales and marketing to present your company’s hospitality-specific products and services and price points.

Relationship-Based Hospitality Marketing       Hotel Marketing; The Latest Trends in the Hotel Industry

PROFESSIONAL SELLING EVENT
For 2020-2021, you will assume the role of a sales representative of a virtual tour software company. The director of admissions for a local college has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she has a desire to utilize virtual tours as a recruitment tool for incoming freshmen. He/she wants to learn how your company’s products and services can be beneficial to his/her college and how your company can stand out among the rest.

How to Make the Most of Virtual College Tours       Capterra: Virtual Tour Software

GuidelineCLUSTER EXAMPERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Hospitality & Tourism Professional SellingHospitality & Tourism ExamHTPS PI
Professional Selling EventMarketing ExamPSE PI
Financial Consulting EventFinance Exam FCE PI

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Competitive Events

Put in the work, harden your strengths, apply them to industry, come out better than you started.

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The links below contains a list of all events offered by DECA Ontario along with a link to a sample case/topic to help you decide which category is best for you. Availability of these events may vary depending on the level of competition (i.e. no written events at Regionals) and the size of your chapter (i.e. members of a chapter must fill every event category before additional participants for the same categories will be considered). Please see specific details about each event under the black tab.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn 1=”href=“https://www.deca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018_DECA_Guide.pdf“>https://www.deca.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2017_DECA_Guide-1.pdf“>https%3A%2F%2Fwww.deca.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F07%2F2017_DECA_Guide-1.pdf||target:%20_blank|““” title=”2020 2021 Exam Blueprints” style=”flat” color=”primary” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.deca.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F06%2FDECA-2020-HS-Exam-Blueprints.pdf||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”2020 2021 DECA Guide (flipbook)” style=”flat” color=”danger” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fissuu.com%2Fdecainc%2Fdocs%2Fdeca-2020-hs-guide%3Ffr%3DsMGQ4ZjE1NzgwOTM||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Penalty Point Checklist” color=”sky” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.deca.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F06%2FHS_PenaltyPointChecklist.pdf|title:Penalty%20Point%20Checklist|target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Statement of Assurances & Integrity” color=”orange” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.deca.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F06%2FHS_WrittenStatement.pdf|title:Statement%20of%20Assurances%20%26%20Integrity|target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Guidelines for all Competitive Events” color=”green” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.deca.ca%2Fdocuments%2FALLEvents.pdf|title:Guidelines%20for%20ALL%20Competitive%20Events|target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_btn title=”Definition Listing of all Competitive Events” color=”inverse” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.deca.ca%2Fdocuments%2FDECA_Competitive_Events_Listing.pdf|title:Definition%20Listing%20for%20ALL%20Competitive%20Events|target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1530291467598{padding-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”6936″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://www.deca.ca/documents/Balanced_Flights.jpg”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Core Exam areas:    PDF        Excel

NEW THIS YEAR!

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  • 1 – 3 members; unlimited number of entries
  • Can compete in any online event as well as any event offered at Regionals and Provincials
  • These events are NOT run by DECA Ontario and will NOT be competing at Provincials; qualifiers for ICDC are determined by DECA Inc.  Notifications are emailed at the end of each round.
  • No exam
  • To register your teams for the DECA Stock Market Game, please visit http://deca.smgww.org and go through the registration process.  During the process if you encounter any issues, please contact Carolyn Quest , SMG Coordinator with SIFMA at cquest@sifma.org

GUIDELINEMORE INFORMATIONRESOURCES
Stock Market GameSMG Guidelines & LoginSMG Sample A

SMG Sample B

SMG Sample C

SMG Sample C
Virtual Business Challenge: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Hotel Management, Restaurant, Retailing, Sports, and Personal FinanceVBC Online
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*PMK reserved for Grade 9 students only

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Finance ClusterMarketing ClusterHospitality and Tourism Cluster Entrepreneurship + Small Business Mgmt Business Mgmt & Admin
Performance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance Indicators
ExamExamExamExamExam
ACT CaseAAM CaseHLM CaseENT CaseHRM Case
BFS CaseASM CaseRFSM Case
BSM Case
FMS Case
MCS Case
RMS Case
SEM Case
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Finance ClusterMarketing ClusterHospitality and Tourism Cluster Business Management & Administration Entrepreneurship + Small Business Management
Performance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance Indicators
ExamExamExamExamExam
FTDM CaseBTDM CaseHTDM CaseBLTDM CaseETDM Case
MTDM CaseTTDM Case
STDM Case
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SAMPLESPERFORMANCE INDICATORS
PFL ExamPerformance Indicators
PFL Case
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BUSINESS OPERATIONS RESEARCH EVENT

The 2020-2021 topic for each career category is the development of a strategy to rebuild customer loyalty and spending as a result of business disruption for at least the previous six months. Participants will collaborate with a local business or organization to analyze the current state of business operations as a result of business disruption and explore strategies to rebuild customer loyalty and spending. Participants will then present a strategic plan to rebuild customer loyalty and spending.

’17 BOR Sample event

’19 BOR Sample event
’17 BMOR Sample event

’19 BMOR Sample event
’17 FOR Sample event

’19 FOR Sample event
’17 HTOR Sample event

’19 HTOR Sample event
’17 SEOR Sample event

’19 SEOR Sample event
 
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  • identify a problem
  • develop a project management plan related to the problem
  • implement the project using project management skills
  • develop a written report and presentation on the project

The new event names are:

    • Business Solutions Project    PMBS
    • Career Development Project     PMCD
    • Community Awareness Project     PMCA
    • Community Giving Project    PMCG
    • Financial Literacy Project    PMFL
    • Sales Project     PMSP
  •  
  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; 1 – 3 participants
  • Maximum length of 20 pages and 15 minutes to present
  • Turnitin.com online submission by November 25
  • Project Managements Event Guidelines    There will be a common set of guidelines and evaluation rubrics for the Project Management Events.  Draft guidelines are available here. Click here for resources made available through MBAResearch in partnership with Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF).

Sample Events     
Community Giving Project (PMCG)Career Development Project (PMCD)Business Solutions Project (PMBS)
Financial Literacy Project (PMFL)Sales Project (PMSP)Community Awareness Project (PMCA)
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  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; 1 – 3 participants
  • Varying lengths and 15 minutes to present
  • Turnitin.com online submission by November 25

Guidelines# OF DELEGATESENTRY LENGTHSAMPLE EVENT
Start-Up Business Plan1 – 310 pagesESB
Innovation Plan1 – 310 pagesEIP
Independent Business Plan1 – 320 pagesEIB
International Business Plan1 – 320 pagesIBP
Franchise Business Plan1 – 320 pagesEFB
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  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; 1 – 3 participants
  • Maximum length of 10 pages and 15 minutes to present
  • Turnitin.com online submission by November 25
  • The following events must submit a good copy of their report based on the specific guidelines outlined in the DECA Guide. It will be read by the Judge.
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign Event Guidelines                             Marketing Cluster Performance Indicators

SAMPLES  
IMCEEventIMCP EventIMCS Event
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  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; individual event
  • Maximum 15 minutes to present
  • Turnitin.com online submission by November 25
  • Unlike the US guidelines, a report/research notes/powerpoint presentation slides must be submitted. A SIGNIFICANT amount of research must be provided in order to make it to the next round.  NO standardized guidelines are required so the student can include whatever they feel is relevant to be read by the Judge.

FINANCIAL CONSULTING

For 2020-2021, you will assume the role of a financial consultant. A millennial client has scheduled a meeting with you for advice on debt consolidation. The millennial, who was recently furloughed from his/her professional job, already had credit card bills, private student loans, medical bills and personal loans, but now with minimal income, his/her debt continues to grow. The client would like you to explain the benefits of consolidating debt and give recommendations on how he/she can do so, as well as provide consultation on short-term and long-term strategies to deal with the loss of income.

Debt Consolidation Loans          Debt Consolidation          What is debt consolidation?

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM PROFESSIONAL SELLING EVENT

For 2020-2021, you will assume the role of a sales representative of a hospitality and tourism marketing agency. The director of sales and marketing of a recently re-opened 595 luxury guestroom resort is interested in your digital marketing services to promote the features of the resort to drive online bookings. The resort features an infinity pool, water park, golf course, spa, six food and beverage outlets including two exquisite restaurants, movie theatre and 100,000 square feet of meeting space. You have a meeting scheduled with the director of sales and marketing to present your company’s hospitality-specific products and services and price points.

Relationship-Based Hospitality Marketing       Hotel Marketing; The Latest Trends in the Hotel Industry

PROFESSIONAL SELLING EVENT
For 2020-2021, you will assume the role of a sales representative of a virtual tour software company. The director of admissions for a local college has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she has a desire to utilize virtual tours as a recruitment tool for incoming freshmen. He/she wants to learn how your company’s products and services can be beneficial to his/her college and how your company can stand out among the rest.

How to Make the Most of Virtual College Tours       Capterra: Virtual Tour Software

GuidelineCLUSTER EXAMPERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Hospitality & Tourism Professional SellingHospitality & Tourism ExamHTPS PI
Professional Selling EventMarketing ExamPSE PI
Financial Consulting EventFinance Exam FCE PI
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