Maryland DECA


NEW for 2021-2022 - Check out this updated information from DECA Competitive Events Update and Topics

Access to ICDC 2022 Links

Access the 2021-2022 ICDC Conference Guide Here

Access the ICDC Registration Portal Use the membership portal, log in and click on the "Conferences" tab and select "Chapter Registration for ICDC 2022". Please select each student, their event they qualified for at SCDC, designate Team Captain for Team events and Written Events. Include a member email if possible, and then review the events. Review Conditions and Dress Code and submit your chapter registration by Thursday, March 17th. This is a very important date to reserve your space. If you have questions on if your members qualified please reach out here.

Reminder that if you qualified for a "Written Event", your written event needs to be submitted by April 7th for judging.

*Written Event Submission Link

*Written Event Submission Guide (Similar to SCDC Written Event Submissions, only the team captain can submit. But you MUST have Written Assurances signed by your advisor of record)

*Written Event Advisor Link (Advisors of record MUST approve written submissions before the April 7th deadline)

*Written Assurances PDF (You MUST include these with your Written event and your Advisor of Record MUST sign it as well)

Want to Be a Judge?

Sign Up to be a Competition Judge for Maryland DECA

Maryland DECA can't hold it's competitions without judges. That's where YOU come in. Help make Maryland DECA a success by offering your expertise in judging our members and preparing them for the future. Sign Up at the link below.

Maryland DECA Judges Form

Maryland DECA Regions

Maryland DECA is broken up into five different Regions. Each Region holds their own Regional Competition during the month of January to early February. The State Competition is held late February. In order to compete in ICDC, you must compete to qualify at the state competition. Regional competitions are held as practice, but you can still win awards and prepare for State competition.

Competitive Events Guide

Deca's Competitive Events Guide helps you plan out what event would work best for you! Make sure to take a look before you decide on which event you want to participate in.

ICDC Keys and Tips for 2022

This video can help provide some more information and lays out the ground work of how to be successful at ICDC this year. 2022 will be in person in Atlanta, Georgia April 24-26. See the above links for ICDC to get more information.

ICDC Information for 2021 is HERE! The event was held April 19-23rd, 2021 and was being conducted virtually. 

Get Your ICDC Competition Results by Clicking This Link

Congratulations to the following members who placed as a finalist or placed in their categories:

Hilton Scholarships ($1000)

Abby Chen (Walt Whitman HS)

Melody Cheng (Richard Montgomery HS)


2nd Place - Carina Guo and Jennifer Lin (Richard Montgomery HS)

Innovation Plan

7th Place - Manvitha Kalachagari and Malavika Kattuparambil (Poolesville HS)

Virtual Business Challenge - Entrepreneurship

7th Place - Runzhu Cui (Wooton HS)


4th Place - Rohin Shah (Poolesville HS)


7th Place - Shrujana Kunnam and Claire Zhang (Montgomery Blair HS)


8th Place - Joy Xu and Yichi Zhang (Montgomery Blair HS)


9th Place - Emily Owens (Walt Whitman HS)

Stukent Social Media 2021 Challenge

16th Place - Akshya Mahadevan (Richard Montgomery HS)

State and Regional competitions are being held virtually for 2021. Region 1 held their competition on Saturday January 23rd, 2021.  Here is short recap from Ellen Zhang, Region 1 VP:

 On January 23, over 200 students and 11 chapters came together to participate in this year's virtual Region 1 Conference hosted by Churchill DECA. In addition to competitive events, participants had the opportunity to sit in on a Q&A Panel and receive career advice from three business experts - Raj Sharma, Anisa Green, and Stephanie Nuesi. Thank you to the advisors, chapter leaders, judges, and panelists who helped make Maryland DECA's first virtual conference a huge success!

State Competition for 2021 is being held Virtually on Saturday March 6th. Visit the State Competitions Page for more information Please make sure your DECA club is registered with DECA Inc. and your club dues are paid. Only paid DECA members can participate in Competitions. State will be virtual, see this planning guide to decide on which competition you would like to compete in. And start planning now. State Officer Applications will also be coming soon. 

For 2019-2020 First place outstanding chapter goes to Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland. Second place is Whitman with third place being Montgomery Blair High School.


Regional and State competitions offer members a chance to ​build their confidence and leadership skills. Regional conferences are not mandatory, but are strongly encouraged to practice the skills needed to compete in State competitions to qualify for ICDC. 

Region One 

NEW: Region One will be holding their Regional Competition Virtually on Saturday, January 15th, 2022.

Region Four

Region Four currently is looking at possible scheduling opportunities for 2022.

State Competition

State Competition was held virtually on Saturday, February 26th, 2022.  

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