District Competition

District Competition

GETTING STARTED IN COMPETITION Levels of Competition District February 10-12 Plymouth, MN Crowne Plaza State March 4-6 Minneapolis, MN Hyatt Regency Internationals April 21-24 Atlanta, Georgia

Districts is about Competition The Events Preparation Appearance Confidence Judges Activities and

Fun! The Competition Required Events Three Categories of Events A Events B Events C Events You will need to choose an A, B, and C event

Required Events Three Categories of Events A Events B Events C Events Level A Events

Also called State Only or Skill Events Performed at district and state levels Can NOT advance to compete at the international conference You have the opportunity to compete in one event from this category. Level A Event Choices

Sales Demonstrations Hard Lines Soft Lines General/Home Service Lines Employment Interviews Entry and Advanced Levels

Seniors must choose advanced level No partners for these events Sample Competition Room Layout and Tips Competition Rooms

Arrive ten minutes early Check-in with event coordinator Sit in a holding area In most cases, it will be just you and the judges Prepare and practice Go in and meet your judges Make a good impression

Sample room layout for an interview or sales demonstration C D B A Questions about level A events? Required Events You will need to choose an A, B, and C event Required Events

Level B Events Also called Role Plays What are role plays? Team, Individual, and

Principles role plays Scenario in which a business problem is given to you You (and a partner, for team role plays) are given a short amount of time to solve the problem You will then present your solutions to a judge in a role playing situation These are district, state, and international level events. Options for Level B Events Individual

Team One partner for this category Principles of Business No partner for this category Option only for first-year DECA

members only No partner There are many different business areas for role plays If you have a job or interest in one of those areas, compete in it. Sample room layout for Team Role Play Judging Room Prep Room Questions about B level events?

Required Events You will need to choose an A, B, and C event Required Events Level C Events Also called Prepared or Written Events

Many of these events involve a written plan and presentation. You can have 1 to 3 DECA members per group for many of these events. You can compete in these events in the district, state, and the international levels. You are allowed to compete in only one of these events. Options for Level C Events Advertising Campaign

Create and present a campaign for a real product, service, or business. Written Plan 1 to 3 members per group for this event. Options for Level C Events Sports & Entertainment Promotion Plan

Create and present a promotion plan for an entertainment or sporting event Written Plan 1 to 3 members per group for this event. More Options for Level C Events Fashion Merchandising

Promotion Plan Present a sales promotion plan, using apparel and accessory items only, for a retail store Written Plan 1-3 members per More Options for Level C Events

Professional Selling Event Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Event Financial Consulting Event Organize and deliver a sales presentation for a specified product or service No written plans for these

events No partner allowed for these events More Options for Level C Events Research Events

Business Services Buying and Merchandising Finance Hospitality and Tourism Sports and Entertainment Marketing Choose a business from any of these categories, conduct a survey, record data, and present your recommendations 1 to 3 DECA members per group More Options for Level C Events Entrepreneurship Events Written Plan & Presentation to an investor 1-3 members per group Independent or Franchise Business Plan 1.

Majority of the score comes from Written Plan International Business Plan Event 2. Majority of the score comes from Written Plan Start-up Business Plan 3. Majority of the score comes from presentation Innovation Plan Event

4. Take advantage of a marketplace opportunity for an existing business Business Growth Plan 5. Must be an owner of a real business Questions about level C events? The Comprehensive Exam

Before the conference you will be taking a test that influences your Level B Role Play Level C Written Event scores General Marketing Exam districts only Practice Exams/Kahoot!/Flash Cards/Quizlets 100 multiple choice questions 1 hour to complete Materials allowed:

#2 pencils Eraser 4-function calculator Judges Judges are qualified mature adults that want to volunteer

Must be out of high school for two years Expertise is helpful but not necessary parents relatives neighbors co-workers employers For every three competitors CRHS needs to find one judge. This will end up helping you.

You will get 10 lettering points for each judge Maximum of 20 points Attire Dress is business appropriate Closed-toed shoes with socks or nylons Dress pants or skirt Dress shirt or blouse Ties

Hair and makeup Should not be a distraction from your face Shave Piercings and Jewelry and belts are required for guys

Rule of 1 Comparison of dress between district and state, International CDCs District 60% suits and jackets State 90% suits and jackets International 100% DECA Blazers Three Categories of Events A

Events B Events C Events Questions about competition? Other Activities at Districts After-Competition Activities

Opening, Finalist Announcement, and Final Awards Sessions DECA Cup Events Entertainment Sunday Brunch Sunday Dinner Scavenger Hunt Sunday Pizza Social Monday Brunch Chapter Meetings FAQ About Districts

Q: How much does it cost? A: Price is $175 Competition/Testing Materials Mock competition (January) Includes 2 night hotel stay 4 Conference meals Confernce Registration cost Q: How many events will I be in?

A: Three. One from each category. Q: What do I need to wear? A: Two days worth of business clothes. I have a few questions ! FAQs about Districts

Q: How do I qualify for the state competition? A: You need to place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in one event, or place in the top 10 in two separate events Have a exam score above: 65/100 You must also

receive a invitation to attend the state conference from Mr. Bodenburg! What Should I Do Next? Choose an A, B, & C Event D Level Events (requires Mr. Bodenburgs approval)

Carefully choose partners Match your strengths and compatibility Consider outside of school commitments Work ethic of partners Turn-in competitive

Event instructions and a practice schedule will be out next week Start making connections and finding judges NOW! Final questions? Its as easy as A, B, C

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