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

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
  • VBC – Fashion
  • VBC – Retail
  • VBC – Sports

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 & Lodging
    Management Series
  • Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management Series
  • Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
  • VBC – Hotel Management
  • VBC – Restaurant

Finance

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

Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
  • Franchise Business Plan
  • Independent Business Plan
  • Innovation Plan
  • International Business Plan
  • Start-up Business Plan
  • VBC– Entrepreneurship

Personal Financial Literacy

  • Personal Financial Literacy
  • VBC – Personal Finance

New for 2022-2023

All written event papers submissions are due January 18, 2023 to DLG Judge Pro by 5:00 pm.  Papers will be marked virtually.  Presentations will be made in-person on February 13, 2023 at the Toronto Sheraton Centre.

IMCE, IMCS, IMCP, FCE, HTPS and PSE are all required to write exams for Provincials!

EVENT 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 Ontario DECA 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 https://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 decasmg@sifma.org or cquest@sifma.org
  • To register your teams for the DECA Virtual Business Challenges (VBCs), please visit Knowledge Matters and register.
  • Can’t find your school or having issues, contact DECA Communications at communications@deca.org.
  • To ask questions regarding participation, contact education@deca.org

GUIDELINEMORE INFORMATIONRESOURCES
Stock Market Game

SMG Guidelines & LoginSMG Sample 2021

SMG 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 Registration

 

SAMPLE CASESSAMPLE EXAMSPERFORMANCE INDICATORS
2019 PBM Case
2022 PBM Case
Principles Exam #1181Principles PI
2019 PFN Case
2022 PFN Case
Principles Exam #1251
2019 PHT Case
2022 PHT Case
Principles Sample Video
2019 PMK Case
2022 PMK Case

*ALL of the Principles Events are reserved for 1st-year DECA members regardless of grade unless otherwise noted.
*PMK reserved for Grade 9 students only.

  • 1 – 3 participants per team
  • Maximum length of 20 pages and 15 minutes to present
  • DLG Judge Pro online submission by January 18, 2023; maximum 30 MB upload as a PDF
  • Business Operations Research Events Guidelines   (the Evaluations are on page 64 and 65 of the guideline)

 

BUSINESS OPERATIONS RESEARCH EVENT

The 2022-2023 topic for each career category is to research an existing business’s website, products, and/
or services and develop a strategic plan to adopt a hyper-personalization approach. Today companies are
tracking and collecting large amounts of customer data and are using artificial intelligence to determine
patterns within the data to simulate a customer’s thought process. Consumers have raised concerns about
privacy and ethics in regards to this type of data collection. Participants will develop a strategic plan to
enhance and improve the company’s existing products and/or services by incorporating this approach and
addressing consumer concerns.

’17 BOR Sample event
’19 BOR Sample event
’21 BOR Sample event



’17 BMOR Sample event
’19 BMOR Sample event
’21 BMOR Sample event
’17 FOR Sample event
’19 FOR Sample event
’21 FOR Sample event
’17 HTOR Sample event
’19 HTOR Sample event
’21 HTOR Sample event
’17 SEOR Sample event
’19 SEOR Sample event
’21 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
 

Business Solutions ProjectCareer Development ProjectCommunity Awareness ProjectCommunity Giving ProjectFinancial Literacy ProjectSales Project
2021 PMBS
2021 PMCD2021 PMCA2021 PMCG2021 PMFL2021 PMSP

  • 1 – 3 participants per team
  • Varying lengths and 15 minutes to present
  • DLG Judge Pro online submission by January 18, 2023; maximum 30 MB upload as a PDF

Guidelines# OF DELEGATESENTRY LENGTHSAMPLE EVENTS
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

  • 1 – 3 participants per team
  • Maximum length of 10 pages and 15 minutes to present
  • DLG Judge Pro online submission by January 18, 2023; maximum 30 MB upload as a PDF
  • The following events must also submit a good copy of their report to their Judge at Provincials
  • Students will write an exam at Regionals level; the weighted average of the team exam score will determine if they move on to Provincials
  • They do NOT compete at an in-person event at the Regional level; exam only
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign Event Guidelines                             Marketing Cluster Performance Indicators

SAMPLE PAPERS AND EXAMS   
2019 IMCE Event
2021 IMCE Event
2019 IMCP Event
2021 IMCP Event
2019 IMCS Event
2021 IMCS Event
Marketing Exam #1182
Marketing Exam #1245

  • Each of these events are an individual event
  • Maximum 15 minutes to present
  • DLG Judge Pro online submission by January 18, 2023;  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.
  • Students will write an exam at Regionals level; the exam score will determine if you move on to Provincials
  • They do NOT compete at an in-person event at the Regional level; exam only

 

2023 SCENARIOS
New products, services, and target market customers (prospects) will be identified annually. The participant
will research an actual company that he/she represents and real product(s)/services(s) to be presented. The
participant will also research the target customer that the product/service will be presented to. Then the
participant will present the product(s)/service(s) using the steps in the selling/consulting process to meet
the needs of the customer (prospect).

FINANCIAL CONSULTING

For 2022-2023 you will assume the role of a financial consultant to a local bank or credit union. The bank or credit union is looking to close some of its brick-and-mortar locations and transition more of its services to an online/virtual platform. The bank or credit union is seeking your recommendation on what services could be transitioned to an online-only banking platform without compromising customer service to its customers.

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM PROFESSIONAL SELLING EVENT

For 2022-2023 you will assume the role of a sales
representative for a technology firm that specializes in touchless technology integration. A local amusement
park owner has scheduled a meeting with you to discuss how to implement touchless customer options and
learn about the types of products that can be integrated into their company to benefit their business.

PROFESSIONAL SELLING EVENT

For 2022-2023 you will assume the role of a sales representative of a virtual human resource firm that specializes in employee accountability. Since the pandemic, the company is allowing workers to work remotely and is looking for a solution to hold employees accountable for their workload. The chief operations officer of a major company has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she is interested in using your services to ensure accountability in the virtual workplace.

Same Guidelines for the three EventsCLUSTER EXAMPERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Professional Consulting and Professional Selling EventsHospitality Exam #1183
Hospitality Exam #1246
HTPS PI
Marketing Exam #1182
Marketing Exam #1245
PSE PI
Finance Exam #1184
Finance Exam #1248
FCE PI