Our Outstanding Compact Case Competition offers you the chance to compete against the best case writers in the world.
Prize and recognition
The winner of this competition will receive a prize of £1,150 ($1,400; €1,300) and a special trophy. We also announce the result to leading business press worldwide and invite the winner to feature on our website and in our newsletter, which is sent to 52,000 global subscribers. See our previous winners
Who can enter?
You must be a business or management teacher to enter this competition. Cases can be written by a team of two or more authors. Students and research assistants can be part of your writing team, but a faculty member must lead the team*.
What is required?
We welcome cases in all areas of business, management and government. It can be based on field research, published sources or generalised experience. You can submit a single case or case series. Cases entered in the Compact Case Competition must be a maximum of five pages long, including exhibits, annexes and footnotes.
Your compact case or case series must:
- be in English
- clearly identify a protagonist and supporting actors
- articulate an issue, decision, problem or opportunity
- be a maximum of five pages (including exhibits, annexes, footnotes etc)
- conform to the required margin layout (left and right margins at least 2.9cm, top margin at least 2.7cm, bottom margin on page one should be at least 2.7cm)
- use a font size 10pt or larger
- be a maximum of 10 minutes if it’s a video case
- include a teaching note (no word limit)
- have been completed after 1 January 2021
- have been tested at least twice in the classroom
- be submitted to The Case Centre should it win its category.
How do I enter?
The 2022/23 competition closed on 5 October 2022. The results will be announced on 27 February 2023. The 2023/24 competition will open on 1 March 2023.
The 2022/23 Outstanding Case Writer competition will be judged by a panel of internationally renowned case method experts.
- Vicky Lester, Chair.
- Jeremy Dann, USC Marshall School of Business.
- Lidija Polutnik, Babson College.
- Shaun Goldfinch, ANZSOG.
- Stella Zhao, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.
Please do not contact any of the judges about your nomination as your nominee may be disqualified.
|1 March 2022||Competition opens|
|5 October 2022||Submission deadline|
|27 February 2023||Winner announced|
* Due to the unfolding conflict in Ukraine it is with sadness that we cannot accept entries from individuals in Russia or Belarus. Full statement.