Outstanding New Case Writer

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Our Outstanding New Case Writer competition is hotly contested each year, attracting entries from new case writers across the globe.

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 48,600 global subscribers. See our previous winners

Who can enter?

You must be a teacher of business or management education and your entry must be the first case you have written. Where a case has more than one author, it must be the first case written by all of the 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 and based on field research, published sources or generalised experience. You can submit a single case or case series.

Your 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 5,000 words in total, excluding exhibits (you can submit an abridged version of your case if it is over 5,000 words), or 25 minutes if it's a video case
  • include a teaching note (no word limit)
  • have been completed after 1 January 2019
  • 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 2020/21 competition closed on 8 October 2020. The 2021/22 competition will open on 1 March 2021.


The 2020/21 Outstanding New Case Writer competition will by judged by a panel of internationally renowned case method experts.

Richard McCracken, The Case Centre
Eugenio Gomez Alatorre, Universidad Panamericana
Marika Taishoff, International University of Monaco
Jeroen van den Berg, University of Hong Kong

Find out what the judges are looking for

Key dates

2 March 2020 Competition opens
8 October 2020 Submission deadline
February/March 2021 Winner announced
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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