Competitive Events

Competitive Events by Career Cluster

DECA's competitive events are industry-validated and align with the National Curriculum Standards. Through competition, Washington DECA prepares students to be college and career ready, and also brings recognition and prestige to Washington state as one of the top performing associations in the world.

To learn more about each competition, visit the DECA Competitive Events 


  • Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making
  • Business Services Operations Research
  • Human Resources Management Series
  • Principles of Business Management and Administration


  • Business Growth Plan
  • Entrepreneurship Promotion Project
  • Entrepreneurship Series
  • Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
  • Franchise Business Plan
  • Independent Business Plan
  • Innovation Plan
  • International Business Plan
  • Start-up Business Plan


  • Accounting Applications Series
  • Business Finance Series
  • Finance Operations Research
  • Financial Consulting
  • Financial Services Team Decision Making
  • Principles of Finance
  • Stock Market Game
  • Virtual Business Challenge Accounting


  • Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
  • Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research
  • Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling
  • Hotel and Lodging Management Series
  • Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management Series
  • Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
  • Virtual Business Challenge Hotel Management
  • Virtual Business Challenge Restaurant


  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series
  • Automotive Services Marketing Series
  • Business Services Marketing Series
  • Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
  • Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
  • Community Service Project
  • Creative Marketing Project
  • Food Marketing Series
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign - Event
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign - Product
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign - Service
  • Learn and Earn Project
  • Marketing Communications Series
  • Marketing Management Team Decision Making
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Professional Selling
  • Public Relations Project
  • Retail Merchandising Series
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making
  • Virtual Business Challenge Fashion
  • Virtual Business Challenge Retail
  • Virtual Business Challenge Sports


  • Financial Literacy Promotion Project
  • Personal Financial Literacy
  • Virtual Business Challenge Personal Finance


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