BE A COMPETITION JUDGE FOR WASHINGTON DECA
Each year Washington DECA recruits more than 200 business professionals to volunteer at the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) and 600 volunteers for the State Career Development Conference (SCDC). Experts from the business community are a critical element of DECA competitions. In DECA, we call these individuals business and community “judges". Judging simply requires a background in business and an interest in helping high school students find their future career path. You must be 4 years out of high school to participate.
Interested in becoming a competition judge? Find out more about this exciting opportunity below.
Written Event Judging. Judging Written Event competitions are held in January via online access. Judge registration for written event judging will be available in December.
State Career Development Conference. The statewide competitions are held each spring in Bellevue, WA. Judge registration for state competitions will be available in January.
Area Competitions. December and January. Please refer to the map and contact information below, and contact the area leader associated with your region.
Fall Leadership Conference. Mock competitions are held at this event each Fall. For more information, visit wadecaflc.org/partner-volunteer
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COMPETITIVE EVENTS PROGRAM
A critical component of a student’s DECA experience is the participation in DECA’s competitive events program. These events apply learning, making the connection to business, and directly contribute to every student being college or career ready by focusing on the following outcomes:
DECA's competitive events provide an avenue for members to demonstrate National Curriculum Standards through individual or team activities and to develop and employ the key skills of analysis, application of knowledge, creative problem solving, and logical presentation.
DECA's competitive events help members explore their communities, participate in collaborative environments, and recognize their responsibility to the community.
DECA's competitive events encourage members to develop ethics, integrity, and high standards while assuming responsibility for self-improvement and self-discipline.
DECA’s competitive events provide constructive avenues for team expression, initiative, and creativity. Students participate at the local regional level in early January, with the winners proceeding to state competition in early March.
The map below shows the locations of each of the 11 regional Washington DECA areas. If you would like to volunteer to judge at an Area Conference, please contact the applicable Area Leader listed here: Area Leaders