Interested in Judging at our Career Development Conference?


Being a judge for DECA competition allows you to make a firsthand difference in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.  Through judging competitive events you'll discover the detail and depth DECA members put into their projects, and you’ll begin to see how DECA members are ready to make an impact in our world.


Inspire emerging leaders and entrepreneurs


As a competitive events judge, you’ll sit across the table from DECA members who have been preparing all year-long in classrooms to have their chance to shine in front of you.

  • They’ll share promotional strategies for a case study they just received 10 minutes ago.

  • They’ll passionately explain how they activated their entire community to get behind an important cause.

  • They’ll unveil a comprehensive generational marketing strategy for a local business that developed through their classroom learning.

  • They’ll tell you about their real business (yes, real) and their plans to grow it over the next three years.


You’ll be so impressed you’ll forget they are just in high school or college. 

After viewing, fill out the form below and submit if you wish to judge.

We ask for you to participate as a judge for one or more of these competitive events.  Below is the list of Event types.  We are in need of judges on Sunday, March 1, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. (most will finish by 6 p.m.) and on Monday, March 2, from 8 a.m. - noon at the Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808.  On Monday, we'll provide a breakfast sandwich in the morning.  Depending on which day you judge, plan to arrive at the following times:


Sunday, 3:00 p.m.  
Team Decision Making Event and Written Event Judges’ Orientation
(refreshments served)

Monday, 8:00 a.m.             
Individual Series and Special Event Judges Briefing/Breakfast

Event Types:

  1. Marketing

  2. Management

  3. Entrepreneurship

  4. Finance

  5. Hospitality/Tourism

  6. Job Interviewing/Human Resources

  7. Business Administration

  8. Community Service

JUDGING VIDEOS:  You can see some sample judging videos by clicking HERE.


More information will follow once you fill in the form to the right.  You can also use the form to ask a question by putting your question in the last text box.  At the Judges' Orientation on the day of the event you are judging, we will review with you what you will be doing.

Contact Us


High School Association:

Paul Grethel


Collegiate Association

Ashley Martinez


13967 J R Drive

Walker, LA 70785








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