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Be a DECA Judge!

Maryland DECA is in need of Judges for their State Competition! If you are available for our date of 2/23/24 please register to be a DECA judge today! We have included a video as to how to judge a DECA role play in case you are curious. Please consider signing up today!

Judges Sign Up Form

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Forget Internships. Learn about Business by Launching One in Just 4 Weeks

We just heard about this opportunity for ambitious high school students to build a real business this summer! BETA Camp offers you a chance to take the skills you’ve learned at DECA and put them into practice by launching a business that will make you money in just four weeks.

BETA Camp is a four week virtual program where you will launch a digital product or service and get your first sales. This isn’t your average summer program. You’ll learn about business…by actually building one.

Teens in BETA Camp have leveraged their experiences to receive admissions into top Universities like Harvard, Cornell, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Brown, Queen’s, Ivey at Western University and more. They’ve also built real companies that have raised millions of dollars and landed internships at the hottest startups and global companies.

At BETA Camp, you will:

  • Launch and sell your first digital product

  • Learn sales, marketing strategies and scaling tactics from the ground up

  • Network with entrepreneurs and startup leaders at fast growing companies and startups

  • Get mentorship and advice from your dedicated startup advisor

  • Join a community of ambitious students from around the world

 

The cherry on top? You will also get to pitch for $10K in seed funding at Demo Day.

Ready to turn your ideas into a business?

Next Steps:

Apply Now

Application Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Use the code MDDECA if you are accepted and choose to enroll.

2024 Business Mixer

Our annual Business Mixer for 2024 will take place on Sunday June 9th at Winston Churchill HS. If you are interested in attending, please fill out our Registration Form to pre-register.

The time of the event will be 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm and we look forward to welcoming current members, new members, seniors graduating and prospective members.

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Round Two of Virtual Business Challenge

Last day to sign up for Round Two of the Virtual Business Challenge is Monday, January 15th. To read more about VBC and the requirements to complete, please look at this DECA Article and start today. Qualifiers automatically get to compete at ICDC, so sign up today and don't miss out on your chance to qualify! Dates are January 16 - January 26th, 2024.

Competition Season is HERE! 

With Regional Competitions happening and getting ready for States and ICDC, it's time to start preparing and figuring out what event you may want to compete in. Check out DECA's Competitive events page to narrow down your choices and figure out which event suites you the best! Please note that virtual events only happen through National DECA. 

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DECA Challenges

Competitions are great. Especially with DECA! Challenge your club to do some of these challenges that may also have extra perks attached. Like Scholarships and money towards your club. These are sponsored by business partners associated with DECA and various timelines and due dates. There is a video attached here, and the PDF that lists all of the challenges.

You can also view more information on DECA Challenges here.

Competition Dress Code

With competitions coming up soon, it's time to start thinking about what you will wear to your competitions. Professional dress is required for all events. And a DECA blazer or navy/black blazer will work for Regionals, but come States and ICDC, only a DECA blazer will do for being in front of a judge. Purchase your blazer NOW at Shop DECA to be ready for your competition!

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DECA in Action

We would love to see your DECA club in action! Send us your club images here.

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Competitive Events Draft Topics Announced for 2023-2024 - Check out this DECA Direct Article which includes helpful tips on the various topic areas that you may compete in. Share this with your club to prepare for next competition season.. Updated information can also be found in the DECA Guide for 2023-2024

Maryland Regional Competitions

Region One will be holding it's Regional Competition on Saturday, December 16th at Richard Montgomery High School. Region 3 will be holding their Regional Competition January 25th. And Region 4 is January 16th.

Maryland SCDC

Please set your calendars now for SCDC on Friday, February 23rd, 2024 at the College Park Marriott. This will be an all day event with qualifiers being able to move on to ICDC in Anaheim California. 

DECA ICDC

DECA ICDC will be held in Anaheim, California April 27 - April 30th, 2024. Much more information to come, but be prepared to have an amazing time in Anaheim!

Learn More About National DECA Events

Click the Button Below to Learn More about National DECA events and Competitions

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