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Maryland DECA Events
The events listed below represent future, past and present events that Maryland DECA is involved in. If your club is having a special event, please let us know so we can feature it on our website. Submit this form to let us know about your event. You may also include documents, photos, video and flyers to advertise your event. We look forward to hearing about all of the great things your chapter is doing!
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!
Be a DECA Judge!
Maryland DECA is in need of Judges for their State Competition! If you are available for our date of 2/24/23, 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!
DECA Night with DC United
Get Ready for this opportunity to take in a Professional Soccer Match with DC United against Charlotte FC on Saturday April 29th. Our event will start at approximately 5:00pm (tentative) with a tour and panel with DC United Front Office staff. Then enjoy the game with your group! Cost of the event is $40 per person and includes game ticket and meal voucher. If your group is interested in purchasing tickets, please click on the following link that will take you to the purchasing site. Tickets are limited, so plan soon! This is a great event to plan with your DECA graduating seniors!
DECA Day at UMD
UMD DECA is hosting a day of Hospitality and Tourism at UMD's Smith Business School on Saturday March 11th, 2023. If your group is interested in attending this event, the cost is $20 per attendee, advisors and chaperones are free of charge. You will also get to see UMD campus and interact with UMD DECA members. If your group is interested please fill out the UMD DECA Day Interest form today!
Power Trip 2022 in Washington D.C. was an amazing experience. Clubs from Oakland Mills HS, Reservoir HS, Montgomery Blair HS, and Richard Montgomery HS were able to attend this once in a lifetime experience in our Nations Capital. They got to experience many different breakout sessions and participate in a Role Play.
Reservoir HS Senior, Ogo Taiwo won a medal for the Role Play, scoring a 100%. Congratulations to her and her achievement. The event included hundreds of DECA members competing in the role play activity. Next year, Power Trip takes us to Austin Texas November 17-19, 2023. All four regions will be represented next year.
Washington Commanders Business Day 2022 was held on a rainy October 13th, 2022 at FedEx Field in Landover MD. Over 1000 people from Maryland and Virginia DECA attended this one day activity that gave members the opportunity to explore the facility and hear from a few Washington Commanders Executives.
This was a great opportunity to learn about Sports and Entertainment Marketing and also tour a Professional Football facility. Members got a behind the scenes look at the locker rooms, training areas and explored the football field! The rain could not dampen the spirits of all who attended and we look forward to attending next year!
Stock Market Game
DECA members are invited to participate in the DECA Stock Market Game (SMG). Stock Market closes on Friday, December 9th!
Participants in the DECA SMG test their investment knowledge and skills against other DECA members by managing a diversified portfolio of stocks, mutual funds, bonds and cash. Students can access their investment portfolios via a web browser on any device or on The Stock Market Game mobile app (by the SIFMA Foundation) available on Android or Apple. To View More information, please view Stock Market Game and Requirements.
MD DECA Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Congratulations to Blair DECA for winning the 2022 Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Blair DECA will be awarded $25 to their club for their very cool creation that not only represents DECA, but also their club by incorporating the school mascot.
Competitive Events Draft Topics Announced for 2022-2023 - 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 Competitive Events Guide and Competitive Events update for 22-23.
Maryland Regional Competitions
Region 4 will hold a virtual competition on 1/10/23 and Region 3 will be holding a competition on 1/11/23. Please visit our Regional Page for more information.
SCDC Registration will open on December 30th, 2022 and close on February 8th, 2023. This time frame will give your club time to get organized and register. But don't delay, as there are a limited amount of spots available and it is first come, first served. Also, only three participants for individual and team events per event and two groups/individuals per written/professional selling event per club. Set your Calendar for Friday, February 24th, 2023 at the Delta Marriott in Hunt Valley. Registration information is now posted!
April 22-25th, 2023 in Orlando Florida. Maryland DECA will be staying at the TRU Hotel by Hilton for the event. Members are only allowed to register through National DECA and MUST qualify for their event at SCDC in order to attend ICDC. Registration guide is now available via DECA Inc Website. Maryland DECA information will be available here by December 30th, 2022. More information will be coming soon!