Each year, Michigan DECA depends upon support from our community members to assist us by serving as competitive event judges to help evaluate marketing and customer relations skills of our students that will be competing in the District and State Conferences. During the competition, the high school students will apply their knowledge of entrepreneurship, marketing, merchandising and management in practical real world situations. The specific details of the event you will be judging will be explained to you at the judges’ orientation, which held just prior to the actual competition.

Judging at the District Conferences

Each DECA District in Michigan holds a one day conference to determine which students will qualify for the State Conference.
Judges will have an orientation starting at 9:00am.  Lunch is provided after the conclusion of the competitive event, usually 12:30-1:00pm.
Judges are welcome to stay for the Award Session, which begins around 1:30-2:00pm, but is not required.
Judges must be able to stay for the entire time period they have selected, in order to keep the evaluation consistent.

Judges are needed:

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Saginaw Valley State University
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Baker College of Allen Park
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Ferris State University
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Eastern Michigan University
  • Friday, January 13, 2017 at Eastern Michigan University
  • Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Lakeland High School
  • Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Lake Orion High School
  • Friday, January 20, 2017 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Judging at the State Conference

All judging will take place at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Lunch is provided.
Judges must be able to stay for the entire time period they have selected, in order to keep the evaluation consistent.

Judges are needed:

  • Friday, March 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Need more information? Download our judge brochure

 We will have a signup form posted soon.

Thank you for your support!