The Case Centre writing competitions: how to enter

Case authors

You must be a business or management teacher in an educational or corporate setting. More than one author can enter as a team. A team that includes students and/or research assistants must be led by a faculty member. Team members can be from different organisations.

If you are entering our Outstanding New Case Writer competition, your entry must be the first case you have written. If your case is by more than one author, it must be the first case written by every team member.

You can enter all of our writing competitions in the same year, but not with the same case. We can accept cases previously entered in competitions run by other organisations, but not those previously entered in our competitions.

Your case

Your entry can be a single case or case series and written from field research, published sources or generalised experience.

Your case must:

  • be in English
  • be focused on a business management situation
  • clearly identify a protagonist and supporting actors
  • articulate an issue, decision, problem or opportunity
  • be a maximum of 5,000 words (for the case or case series), 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 (see different terms for the compact case competition below)
  • include a teaching note (no word limit)
  • have been completed after 1 January 2017
  • have been tested at least twice in the classroom
  • have been released by the company if it is based on field research, view guidance
  • be submitted to The Case Centre should it win its category.
If entering the Compact Case Competition your case must:
  • 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.

How to enter

The 2018/19 competitions closed on 11 October 2018. The 2019/20 competition will open on 1 March 2019.

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