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.


Core Exam areas

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2017 2018 DECA Guide                                           2017 2018 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 Sample A

SMG Sample B
Virtual Business Challenge: Accounting, Fashion, 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.

SAMPLESPERFORMANCE INDICATORS
PFL ExamPerformance Indicators
PFL Case

Business Operations Research Event

The 2017-2018 topic for each career category is the development or enhancement of a customer experience management strategy.  Participants will collaborate with a local business or organization to analyze current customer experience management strategies and then present a plan to improve the customer experience within the business or organization.

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 online submission by January 11
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 online submission by January 11
Guidelines# OF DELEGATESENTRY LENGTHSAMPLE EVENT RUBRIC
Independent Business Plan1 - 330 pagesEIBEIB
Innovation Plan1 - 35 pagesEIP EIP
International Business Plan1 - 330 pagesIBPIBP
Start-Up Business Plan1 - 311 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 online submission by January 11
  • 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
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 online submission by January 11
  • 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 2017-2018 you will assume the role of a financial consultant.  A recent college graduate has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she is interested in investing in a retirement plan. The college graduate would like you to make recommendations that will have the most positive financial impact. The college graduate is interested in how much to save, retirement plans available and how long to save.

Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Event
For 2017-2018 you will assume the role of a catering sales manager for a hotel.  A potential client is interested in holding a three-day conference for 750 attendees at the hotel and is meeting with you to determine unique and creative catering options. Each conference attendee’s registration includes two breaks, a seated dinner, a reception and two lunches during the three-day conference.

Professional Selling Event

For 2017-2018 you will assume the role of a sales representative of a virtual reality technologies firm. A human resources director of a major company has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she is interested in using virtual reality technology to create a training experience for the company’s employees. The human resources director wants to learn how your firm’s products will be beneficial to training the company’s employees.

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

Resources

DECA Guide 
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DECA Ontario TimelinesView Sample Role Play Presentations
DECA's Competitive Events and Performance IndicatorsWhat do I have to do to get started in DECA
DECA Resources from DECA IncDeciding which event is right for you
Competitive Events Poster

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