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?
Your case can be about any business or management topic. 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 2020
- 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 2021/22 competition closed on 7 October 2021. The results will be announced on 28 February 2022. The 2022/23 competition will open on 1 March 2022.
The 2021/22 Outstanding Compact Case competition will be judged by a panel of internationally renowned case method experts.
- Lourdes S. Casanova, Johnson Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.
- Natasha Katuta Mwila, De Montfort University.
- Matthew Sooy, Ivey Business School.
- Richard McCracken, Chair.
Please do not contact any of the judges about your nomination as your nominee may be disqualified.
|1 March 2021||Competition opens|
|7 October 2021||Submission deadline|
|February/March 2022||Winner announced|