DECA offers five unique campaigns that help grow chapters and build lasting partnerships between DECA schools and the community. Through these campaigns, participating DECA chapters can earn recognition, including certificates, pennants, plaques, flags, and allocations to attend the THRIVE Academy at the DECA International Career Development Conference. 

Membership Campaign

Just like in business, continual growth is one of the keys to success. DECA’s membership campaign is designed to help chapters grow by making the DECA experience available to more student members, keeping alumni involved and engaging professional members such as administrators, teachers, parents and business partners. Recognition for the Membership Campaign is determined based on membership submitted in the online membership system.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Campaign

Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in November through this campaign. Submit three DECA Idea Challenge entries and conduct three school or community outreach activities during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Then simply submit your information along with three alumni entrepreneur success stories.

Promotional Campaign

This campaign provides chapter members an opportunity to share with their school and community what DECA is all about and how their chapter is making a positive impact on its members and community. Conduct three school outreach activities, three community outreach activities and share three alumni success stories to complete this campaign.

Community Service Campaign

DECA members are always finding unique ways to serve their community. Get recognized for your efforts through the Community Service Campaign. Document one or more community service activities, be sure to have at least 75% of your members involved, and create at least one form of publicity or promotion.

Advocacy Campaign

This campaign takes place in February during Career and Technical Education Month. To get recognized for the Advocacy Campaign, complete three school outreach activities, three public policymaker outreach activities and three community outreach activities. Through this campaign, your community will have increased awareness about Career and Technical Education!

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Washington DECA also offers special campaigns unique to Washington. 


Washington DECA ended the 2018–2019 school year with 12,000 members! Our goal is to increase our membership to 13,000 to be allocated additional competitive event spots at ICDC. Help us reach our goal!

The following chapters will be recognized with an award:

Chapter with the Highest Overall Percentage Membership Increase
The chapter with the overall highest percentage increase in the state will receive an award on stage at SCDC.

Largest Chapter
The chapter with the most members in the state will receive an award on stage at SCDC.

Area Chapters with the Highest Percentage Membership Increase
One chapter in each area, with the highest percentage membership increase, will be awarded with a certificate of achievement at their area conference.

Largest Chapter per Area
The chapter with the overall highest percentage increase, will be awarded with a certificate of achievement at their area conference. 

Distracted Driving Campaign

Washington DECA is teaming up with the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission and other sponsors and community leaders to eliminate traffic deaths due to distracted driving. Through the DECA student voice and community efforts, Washington DECA is raising awareness for this important issue.

For more information on how you can get involved with Washington DECA’s Distracted Driving Campaign, call Brent Mason at 206.285.1195 or email at [email protected].