DECA’s Challenges provide DECA members opportunities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through innovative challenges in partnership with several corporate partners. Each challenge has a unique focus and specific set of
MONTANA DECA SHARK TANK CHALLENGE
A premier event of the Montana DECA State Career Development Conference, the Sky Federal Credit Union Shark Tank Challenge is a fast-paced entrepreneurial learning activity that challenges chapters around the globe to find an innovative, new use for a commonplace item in just over two weeks! The statewide competition is a fun and exciting opportunity for students to be imaginative and resourceful while learning about the entrepreneurial
process. The item to be used in the challenge will remain a mystery until revealed on January 31, 2020 by the Montana DECA State Officers.
AT&T LATER HATERS CHALLENGE
Join AT&T and DECA to promote online positivity by being a part of a movement to drive awareness around cyberbullying. Here is an opportunity for you to help make a change in online dialogue and address tactics to prevent cyberbullying. Demonstrate your ability to start a conversation in your school and community to drown out the online haters. Begin with the online lessons to increase your knowledge on the topic, then show your creativity and validate the impact by spreading the message through an event and public service announcement, including driving classmates to take the Later Haters pledge. Winners will be eligible for a travel stipend to attend the International Career Development Conference (ICDC).
DECA IDEA CHALLENGE
A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge is a hands-on learning experience that dares students around the globe to generate an innovative use for a commonplace item in mere days. Students must pitch their invention in a three-minute video presentation. The item to be used in the challenge will remain a mystery until revealed by DECA Inc. on November 15, 2019, at 4:00 PM EST.
FIDM ENTREPRENEUR OF TOMORROW CHALLENGE
The FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge asks students to create an entrepreneurial proposal for a new product idea for a specific market segment. Participants can now pitch a new clothing, beauty, home, health, food or entertainment concept in a video presentation describing the target market, product offering, marketing launch strategy and more.