Our website is having a makeover! www.thecasecentre.org will be unavailable from 10h (BST) on Saturday 31 July until 17h on Sunday 1 August while our team makes the new site live.

Outstanding Compact Case

Compact case

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 43,300 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 front page, 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 front page, 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 is now open!

Click here to find out how to enter


The 2021/22 Outstanding Compact Case competition will by judged by a panel of internationally renowned case method experts.

Find out what the judges are looking for

Key dates

1 March 2021 Competition opens
7 October 2021 Submission deadline
February/March 2022 Winner announced
Share this page:

Contact us

Contact us
If you require any further information about this competition please contact Hazel.
Hazel Walker Hazel Walker
External Relations Manager
t +44 (0)1234 756418
e hazel@thecasecentre.org