Saturday, March 18th | 8:30 AM-1:30 PM

One Day Conference. Intense Competition Training.

UNLV Collegiate DECA and Nevada DECA will be coordinating the annual Spring Las Vegas DECA Competition Academy to allow high school members and advisors an opportunity to be trained for competition, practice role-play scenarios, and receive interactive judge feedback. This event will take place on March 18th, 2023, and will be hosted at UNLV Student Union. If you have any additional questions please email us at

**Important Changes**

  • Students can now choose any roleplay to compete in.
  • Additional medals awarded to the top 3 competitors in each category.
  • The grand prize will be a trophy awarded to the chapter that wins the most points.

The final registration for individual students’ deadline is March 17th.

The final registration for Advisors Chapter registration is March 17th.

No cancellations (only substitutions) will be permitted after the final deadline.


Advisors: Please download the below documents and fill them out with your member’s competition information. All completed documents must be attached to the registration form when submitted. We will send you an invoice on Friday, March 17th, to mail your check within 2 weeks. If you’d prefer to pay via a different method, please email us.

All students competing either in ICDC Finalist Session or Collegiate Challenge will be charged $20. ICDC Finalists receive a complimentary option to compete in the Collegiate Challenge.

Registration fee includes:

  • Competition Registration
  • Workshop Materials
  • Lunch
  • Awards & Prizes

Links for Spring Competition Acdemy

For students who want to register as a Chapter through their Advisor:

For students who want to register by themselves:

About ICDC Training

Congratulations on becoming an ICDC Competitor! Practice is important so join us on Saturday for more competition training. Here’s the schedule for you:

  • Starting at 9 AM, students will be heading in and out of the competition session room, so be sure to know your competitive event times.
  • After your presentation finishes, please arrive back in the Ballroom (main room) where workshop sessions will be ongoing. Feel free to take notes and ask questions.
  • Your advisor will have access to your scores at the end of this event.

As an ICDC competitor, you also have a complimentary option to compete in the Collegiate Challenge.

Prepared Events

If your event is prepared, we ask that you email us your written document at by Thursday, March 16th at 3:00 PM. Your judge on Saturday will review your paper, and we will send your copy to two other judges for review. Feedback will be provided by March 27th at the latest.

About Collegiate Challenge

This is only available to Junior/Senior High School DECA students. Thanks for taking the Collegiate Challenge! Here’s the schedule for you:

  • Students can choose to compete in one of four Collegiate DECA individual events (Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship Operations, Hotel & Lodging, and Human Resource Management).
  • A Collegiate DECA competitor will have 30 minutes to prepare a presentation before presenting to a judge.
  • Medals will be awarded for Top 10, 3rd place, 2nd place, and 1st place for all students with a qualifying score (above 70).
  • Additionally, all students who score above 70 will receive a certificate of achievement. Please see our website for a breakdown of the difference between high school and Collegiate events.

Your participation will help your chapter win the first Collegiate Challenge trophy. Details on receiving the award will be sent to your advisor at a later time.

Frequently Asked Questions

A student can only select one Collegiate Challenge event. ICDC Training attendees have an option to also compete in the Collegiate Challenge. All Collegiate Challenge events are individual events.

Students: Please consult your adviser for how to pay for the conference.

Advisors: We will email you an invoice to mail your check and ask that payment be sent within 2 weeks after the event.

All competitors must be dressed in business professional to compete in either the ICDC Training or Collegiate Challenge.

Some of your best resources are on Nevada DECA website and in articles published on DECA Direct. Exams will not be administered for competition points however it couldn’t hurt to review your business and marketing terms prior to attending. Most of the exam terms often appear in the role play scenarios. You can also view resources from Collegiate DECA’s library.