The objectives of the Chapter Awards Program are:

  • To encourage chapters to conduct activities and projects
  • To build member involvement
  • To encourage membership in local, state and DECA, Inc.
  • To build school and community recognition for the Marketing Education program and the DECA chapter
  • To suggest activities and project which strengthen the local chapter


The Chapter Awards Program will provide recognition at three levels:  bronze, silver and gold.  The recognition level will be determined by the number and types of activities a chapter completes in each of five categories:  membership, chapter standards, promotion/public relations, chapter activities and DECA week.  Chapters will claim credit for activities by submitting a report consisting of Activity Report Sheet for each activity they submit.  A project missing the criteria needed for any section will be moved down one level.


Each chapter may submit one (1) bronze, silver, or gold project.  ONLY the GOLD level projects are competing for a spot in a Leadership Academy at the DECA International Career Development Conference.  One to three members can develop the book, but only two slots at an ICDC academy will be offered.  In order to attend the State Career Development Conference, members must compete in another event.


All certified Gold level projects from each conference will qualify to attend a Leadership Academy at the International Career Development Conference. The written project will be judged on visual appeal and appropriateness of the activities in the assigned category with a total value of 99 points.  Students will not have to defend the project to a judge, the winners will be selected based solely on the judge’s independent evaluation of the project.

To download the full guidelines, please visit: Chapter Awards Program Guidelines