Chapter Awards Program

The Chapter Awards Program is an instructional enrichment program for marketing education. The program is designed for chapters to develop a well-rounded program of work and is based on chapter achievement accompanied with an awards program for chapter recognition.

The Chapter Awards Program should be initiated early in the year, so chapter members will realize the greatest benefits of their involvement. A thorough orientation of the purpose and operation of the program is vital for the preparation of the members.

Use your creativity when creating your documentation and section heading pages. Your chapter’s Chapter Awards Program scrapbook is one that you should want to show off to future DECA members to explain and showcase your DECA activities.

The objectives of the Chapter Awards Program (CAP) are:

  1. Encourage local chapter organization by planning a yearly program of activities
  2. Build member involvement
  3. Encourage DECA membership at local, state and international levels
  4. Build school and community recognition for the marketing education program and the DECA chapter
  5. Learn of activities and projects that strengthen the local chapter
  6. Recognize chapters for their accomplishments

The Chapter Awards Program will provide recognition at three levels:

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold

The level of recognition will be determined by the number and type of activities a chapter completes in each of the following categories:

  • Membership Development
  • Community Oriented
  • Experienced Leaders
  • Academically Prepared
  • Professionally Responsible
  • Promotion/Public Relations

Chapters will claim credit for activities by submitting an activity report and visual documentation. Chapters will submit their CAP scrapbook to the Michigan DECA office for verification of the award achievement level.

Written Event Screening

The CAP scrapbook must be received at the Michigan DECA office by 10:00 a.m. on the day on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Entries will not be accepted after 10:30 a.m.

If you are mailing your chapter’s project, plan on shipping them so they arrive by Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Packages received after this date run the risk of not arriving on time, and not being able to be screened for competition.

  • We recommend using UPS, since they are familiar with our office location and have a tracking number.
  • All USPS (postal service) packages take an extra day to be delivered to our office after delivery to the campus mailroom.  Please plan for this delay, any packages delivered on Thursday or Friday will not reach our office before screening.
  • Please note, even if you pay additional shipping costs to have the package arrive on a Saturday, our office does not receive ANY mail or deliveries on the weekends.

All chapter advisors with a student entering a written event, Merit Awards Project, Chapter Awards Project or written event that competed at the district level need to attend and assist with the Written Event Screening. Advisors not assisting with the screening will be charged a screening fee based on the number of written event entries per chapter. Please plan on arriving between 9:30-10:00am. Late entries will not be accepted, no matter the reason. Chapter advisors will review the work and assign penalty points.

Projects must have at least 75 points after the penalty points have been deducted, in order to advance on to the International Conference.