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2019-2020 New Jersey FBLA and DECA JA Titan® Virtual Competition/h2>


Competition Overview
Join Junior Achievement, NJ FBLA, and DECA for the JA Titan Virtual Competition. Participating students will take on the role of a corporate business leader by making decisions to steer their business to success. Student teams will be prompted to make decisions that affect the profitability and sustainability of their virtual company, and will attempt to outperform competitors in profit, sales, and market share. Students will set prices, determine production levels, invest in capital, develop budgets, and plan marketing and research. The competition will involve a minimum of 300 teams from the NJ FBLA and DECA high school chapters. Round one of the competition will be held virtually, based on the schedule below. The top teams in each industry (~2) will progress to the regional round which will be held at a corporate office where the students will partake in both the competition and a job shadow experience. The hosting company will have various executives discuss their roles during the regional competition. The final round which will be held at the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) office where the students will partake in both the competition and a job shadow experience. J&J will have various executives discuss their roles at J&J and the overall J&J business.

For students to practice please click here.

Virtual Elimination Round – Using JA Titan 3.0

Round One: Starts November 12, 2019 and ends November 27, 2019.

Regional Round:
• January 9, 2020 at Horizon in Newark
• January 16, 2020 at Samsung in Ridgefield Park
• January 23, 2020 at Synchronoss in Bridgewater
• January 28, 2020 Munich Re in Princeton

Final Round: Date to be determined in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson (should be no later than the 3rd week of February.)

Registration
Only FBLA and DECA Members are eligible to register teams for the 2019 – 2020 NJ FBLA and DECA JA
Titan Virtual Competition. Teams will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Teams will consist of no more than 3 members to a team.

• You register by filling out the google form here. If there are any questions or concerns please contact
JA Titan Administrator, Larry Wang lwang55350@gmail.com

Information needed for the form includes:
• Listing of team members (first name & last name of each team member); limit 3 team members per
team.
• Email addresses and phone numbers of all team members.
• Team name.
• School name, address, phone number and county.
• Advisor name, phone number and email address.

Prizes:
1st Place Team: Monetary reward $1000.00 & 2nd Place Team: Monetary reward $500.00
3rd Place Team: Monetary reward $250.00

2019 – 2020 NJ FBLA and DECA Titan Virtual Competition Schedule
Round 1 Decision Deadlines
The competition will run as one decision per day with quarters closing at 9:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. The first elimination round begins Tuesday, November 12, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., and concludes Friday, November 27, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. Decision deadlines as follows:

Decision 1- November 12, 2019
Decision 2- November 13, 2019
Decision 3- November 14, 2019
Decision 4- November 15, 2019
Decision 5- November 18, 2019
Decision 6- November 19, 2019
Decision 7- November 20, 2019
Decision 8- November 21, 2019
Decision 9- November 22, 2019
Decision 10- November 25, 2019
Decision 11- November 26, 2019
Decision 12- November 27, 2019

Regional and Finals Round
The Regional rounds will take place at Four different office locations throughout the state of New Jersey with sixteen teams at each location.

Date and Location:
January 9, 2020 at Horizon in Newark
January 16, 2020 at Samsung in Ridgefield Park
January 23, 2020 at Synchronoss in Bridgewater
January 28, 2020 Munich Re in Princeton

The final round will take place at Johnson & Johnson Ethicon office in Bridgewater, date TBD and will incorporate into the Job Shadow Program. The finalists will have access to the internet and teams will be required to make decisions within 6 minutes for each quarter. There will be a total of 12 quarters run for the regional and final round. With two rounds at the final round.

What Happens Next?
The top two teams from each game (industry) will advance to the regional round. First-place winners at the regional round that have met all registration requirements will advance to the final round. The remaining slots could go to second-place winners in order of the point spread from the winning team in their round. Point spread will be determined by subtracting the difference of the second-place team’s Performance Index (PI) with the first-place team’s PI within each industry or game. The overall team
with the smallest spread could continue to the next round. Not all second-place winners will move forward.

Competition Logistics
Key points to keep in mind for the competition:
• A $12 minimum price is required during the competition. Prices below this level are unwise and unprofitable because of production costs, and often are used only to sabotage fellow competitors. We will be watching; don’t do it!
• The game will begin when the countdown timer reaches zero at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Teams should use the username and password provided and confirmed by the Competition Administrator (Larry Wang lwang55350@gmail.com ). A confirmation email will be sent prior to the start of the competition indicating your username and password.
• In the case of a tie, the value of Retained Earnings in the final quarter will be used to determine the winner.
• Each quarter lasts a minimum of one 24-hour period and may be longer to accommodate weekends and holidays; the manual-close method will be used. Quarters will not be held open for teams that have not entered decisions, and no decisions will be due on a Saturday or Sunday during the competition. It is highly recommended to enter the team decision well in advance of the deadline to allow time to address any IT issues that may arise. If a technical issue requires a modified schedule, all teams will be notified by email from the administrator
• Students may participate from any location with a high-speed Internet connection.
• In the event you experience any technical problems during the competition, please take the following corrective steps:
- Close and re-open your browser window.
- Log back into the competition.
- Double-check that your Internet connection is working by visiting another website.
• Should you have additional difficulty, contact JA Program Manager, Katelyn Serpe
katelyn.serpe@ja.org, phone: 908-616-6044

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) Which username and password do we use?
Use the username and password provided by the Competition Administrator.
2) Which game do we choose?
There will be only one game available using the username and password provided. Select this game, and click the Play Game button.
3) How do we know we are winners and advancing to the next elimination round?
Winning teams will be notified by Competition Administrator to confirm their winning status after the qualifying competition. Please do not assume that your ranking within the system confirms your winning status.
4) Why might our team not be declared a winner even when JA Titan ranks our team with the highest PI?
To ensure fair play and that sound business decisions are made by the team/company, the Competition Administrator reserves the right to intervene in cases where it is believed collusion, price-fixing, or cartel development is occurring. The decision of the Competition Administrator is final and may impact your teams standing and the game outcome.



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