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DECA Idea Challenge 2013 Mystery Item Revealed

The reveal of the DECA Idea Challenge 2013 mystery item is here! As a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship week, DECA is challenging student teams around the globe to create an innovative, new use for a common, everyday item.

The item this year is: an aluminum beverage can. Teams should ask themselves, "How can you use an aluminum beverage can to create value while being feasible and sustainable?"

How to Get Started:

  1. Organize a student team of three to four individuals. DECA membership is not a requirement to participate.
  2. Create an innovative, new use for the item. There is no limit on the quantity of items used for your new idea.
  3. Craft a three-minute video presentation explaining and demonstrating your new use for the challenge item and post it to YouTube.
  4. Complete the DECA Idea Challenge 2013 online submission form containing your YouTube video URL no later than 6:00 p.m. EST on November 22.

For more information on the competition, such as how to participate and how entries will be evaluated, download the official DECA Idea Challenge 2013 Toolkit found at The DECA Idea Challenge 2013 is here and the clock is ticking, so get started on your innovative creation today!

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