Outstanding Compact Case Writer competition

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Our Outstanding Compact Case Competition offers you the chance to compete against the best case writers in the world.

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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 45,200 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 2023
  • 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 2024/25 competition is now open! Find out how to enter:

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Judging

The 2024/25 Outstanding Compact Case Writer competition will be judged by a panel of internationally renowned case method experts. 

Please do not contact any of the judges about your nomination as your nominee may be disqualified.

Find out what the judges are looking for

Key dates

1 March 2024 Competition opens
3 October 2024 Submission deadline
24 February 2025 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.

Contact us

If you require any further information about this competition please contact:

Hazel Walker
Hazel Walker
Director of External Relations
t
+44 (0)1234 756418

2024 winner

Harris Kyriakou
ESSEC Business School

Reference no. 323-0052-1
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Intensive, practical and hands-on, our case training is ideal for teachers, writers and students.

Enjoy a safe, enjoyable learning experience, plus the chance to network with colleagues.

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