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 (i.e. if your older sister is a Chartered Accountant, try the Accounting or Finance events and train with her).

The document 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 competition under Competitive Events Listing.

2017 DECA Guide                                           2017 DECA Guide (flipbook)


  • 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 Vincent Young, SMG Coordinator with SIFMA at vyoung@sifma.org
GUIDELINEMORE INFORMATIONRESOURCES
Stock Market GameSMG Guidelines & LoginSMG
Virtual Business Challenge: Accounting (PILOT), Hotel Management, Restaurant, Retailing, Sports, and Personal FinanceVBC Online
SAMPLESPERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Principles ExamPrinciples PI
PBM Case
PFN Case
PHT Case
PMK Case

*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 Mgmt & Admin
Performance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance IndicatorsPerformance Indicators
ExamExamExamExam
FTDM CaseBTDM CaseHTDM CaseBLTDM Case
MTDM CaseTTDM Case
STDM Case
SAMPLESPERFORMANCE INDICATORS
PFL ExamPerformance Indicators
PFL Case

Business Operations Research Event
The 2017 topic for each career category is the development or enhancement of a social, local, mobile (SoLoMo) strategy. Participants will collaborate with a local business or organization to analyze current social, local, mobile strategies and practices and then present a plan to improve social, local, mobile strategies and practices.

RATIONALE
A major trend in marketing across industry sectors is an increased emphasis on social, local, mobile (SoLoMo). Businesses and organizations are re-balancing promotional dollars in order to utilize Geo-location technology, develop mobile apps, improve maneuverability, and alter communications strategies in order to more quickly and more effectively reach customers.

Sample EventOntario Rubric    
BORBOR/BMOR/FOR/HTOR/SEOR
BMOR
FOR
HTOR
SEOR
  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; 1 – 3 participants
  • Maximum length of 30 pages and 15 minutes to present
  • Turnitin.com submission AND good copy submission to DECA office on January 13
  • No exam
GuidelinesSample Event  Ontario
Rubric
Community Service ProjectCSP CSP
Creative Marketing ProjectCMP CMP
Entrepreneurship Promotion ProjectEPP EPP
Financial Literacy Promotion ProjectFLPP FLPP
Learn and Earn ProjectLEP LEP
Public Relations ProjectPRP PRP
  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; 1 – 3 participants
  • Varying lengths and 15 minutes to present
  • Turnitin.com submission AND good copy submission to DECA office on January 13
  • No exam
Guidelines# OF DELEGATESENTRY LENGTHSAMPLE EVENT RUBRIC
Independent Business Plan1 - 330 pagesEIBEIB
Innovation Plan1 - 35 pagesEIP EIP
International Business Plan1 - 330 pagesIBPIBP
Start-Up Business Plan111 pagesESBESB
Franchise Business Plan1 - 330 pagesEFBEFB
The GRIT Tank1-31 pageGRIT
  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; 1 – 3 participants
  • Maximum length of 11 pages and 15 minutes to present
  • Turnitin.com submission AND good copy submission to DECA office on January 13
  • 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.
GUIDELINESAMPLESPERFORMANCE INDICATORS  ONTARIO RUBRIC
Advertising CampaignADC EventMarketing PI ADC
Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan
We strongly recommend David's Bridal to be your company of choice. Judges will be from David's Bridal.
FMP Event FMP
Sports & Entertainment Promotion PlanSEPP Event SEPP
Marketing Exam
  • Maximum of two entries per event per Chapter; individual event
  • Maximum length of 11 pages and 15 minutes to present
  • Turnitin.com submission AND good copy submission to DECA office on January 13
  • Unlike the US guidelines, a report/research notes/powerpoint presentation slides must be submitted. NO standardized guidelines are required so the student can include whatever they feel is relevant to be read by the Judge.

Financial Consulting
For 2016-2017, you will assume the role of financial consultant. A client has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she looking to purchase or lease a new car. The client would like for you to share the pros and cons of both purchasing and leasing and make a recommendation that will have the most positive financial impact.

Student should approach it as leasing the car and giving it back at the end of the leasing agreement or securing financing/loan to purchase the car.   READ this article!

Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Event
For 2016-2017, you will assume the role of a sales manager for a destination management company (DMC). A non-profit meeting manager is planning a four-day meeting for its 25 board of directors in a downtown hotel. However, the meeting manager has asked your DMC to arrange for VIP airport transfers, and three nights of entertainment that takes advantage of the city’s unique culture.

·   The student has to prepare arrangements for 25 non-profit board members.
·   The arrangements must be made in a downtown of the student’s choosing; suburbs not allowed
·  The student is only planning airport transfers and 3 nights of entertainment.

Professional Selling Event
For 2016-2017, you will assume the role of a sales representative of a drone technology firm. A local real estate agent has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she has a desire to utilize drones to help his/her real estate business and wants to learn how your firm’s products and services ca be beneficial to his/her business.

GuidelineCLUSTER EXAMPERFORMANCE INDICATORS RUBRIC
Hospitality & Tourism Professional SellingHospitality & Tourism ExamHTPS PI HTPS
Professional Selling EventMarketing ExamPSE PI PSE
Financial Consulting Event Finance Exam FCE PI FCE

Resources

DECA Ontario Timelines       View Sample Role-Play Presentations   Competitive Events Changes for 2016 2017          Competitive Events Poster

GENERAL COMPETITION PREP

EXAM PREP

Presentation Prep

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