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Digital Presentation Skills Challenge

Digital presentation skills are a valuable and necessary skill for successful business leaders in today’s workplaces.

Compiling and condensing vital business information into concise and compelling digital presentations is an important and valuable skill.

The new DECA/Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge will test your skills at creating and delivering a digital presentation.

Free to participate for any student member of a high school DECA chapter. Open to any DECA chapter that has at least one active license to a Virtual Business simulation.

Here’s how it works:

  • January 2nd, 2024 at 10 a.m., students submit a video link to their digital presentation by clicking on the Submit Digital Presentation button below.
  • Submissions for videos ends at 5 p.m. on January 31st.
  • Final Round: The top 8 finalists (chosen by Knowledge Matters) will present a live 5-10 minute digital presentation via Google Meet. This 5-10 minute finalist digital presentation will be driven by the students. They can share their screens, talk and expand on their original presentation and participate in a Q&A with judges.
  • Winners: The top three winners of the Digital Presentation Skills Challenge will be awarded cash prizes and be highlighted on stage at ICDC 2024.
    1st – $2,500
    2nd – $1,000
    3rd – $500

Additional details:

For the first round of digital presentations, students create a 1-2 minute digital presentation utilizing a Virtual Business simulation. The topic is solely up to the student. They can talk about the strategies they use in the simulation, or they can discuss real-world business stories and illustrate the stories with sim exercises. Or, they can talk about their own lives, their knowledge of business and financial literacy, and again utilize a Virtual Business simulation to relate to and illustrate their topic.

The tools that they utilize to create their digital presentations are up to the students. They can use still images and screenshots of the Virtual Business sims or video captures of the simulations in action. Each presentation needs to include video footage of the student presenting/talking about their topic. The overall style and format are completely up to the students as long as it includes a video of the student presenting/talking.

The videos/digital presentations will be submitted to Knowledge Matters (starting January 2nd) as a video link. It can be a private/unlisted YouTube video link or a link to a video on Dropbox or Vimeo, etc.

Click here for the scoring rubric for the DECA-Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge.

If you have any additional questions about the DECA/Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge, you can email

Thank you to all the students who participated in the 2023 KMI/DECA Digital Presentation Skills Challenge!

The winners are:

1st place – Emma Miller, Sauk Rapids-Rice High School
2nd place – Reid Wygal, West Irondequoit High School
3rd place – Aadarsh Gupta, Hickory Ridge High School