Maryland DECA


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

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.

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)

Access to ICDC 2021 Links

ICDC Keys and Tips for 2021

This video can help provide some more information and lays out the ground work of how to be successful at ICDC this year. 2021 will be completely virtual. And will span 3 weeks of competitions. See the above links for ICDC to get more information.

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 on Friday, January 7th, 2022 at Richard Montgomery High School

Region Four

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

State Competition

State Competition planning is currently taking place for 2022. Stay Tuned for further information.

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