Competition Format

Overview  

In 2020, the competition will consist of two stages:

  •   Preliminary Round (Written Proposal) 
  •   National Final (By Skype)

Teams MUST consist of 4 students in years 10 & 11 only.

There is NO entry cost.

 

Preliminary Round

The Preliminary Round will determine who this year’s National Junior Secondary Schools Semi-Finalists are. Registered teams will be emailed a business case study and have 11 days to complete it, submitting a written proposal of their case. Potential templates will be given prior to aid teams. Team proposals will be judged on their demonstrated understanding of the business and the logical argument behind their advised strategy. The top 16-20 teams will then qualify for the National Semi-Final. A check-in session will be held where teams can book in for a 15-minute consultation to get feedback and advice on their proposal.    The proposals must be submitted using the following naming convention “Secondary Schools Case Competiton Junior Division 2020 – Team Name” and emailed to   uoamcc.schoolschallenge@gmail.com by 6pm Friday 3rd April.    

Registrations Close: Friday 20th March 

Preliminary Case Release: Monday 23rd March 

Preliminary Case Check-In: TBC

Preliminary Case Submission: Friday 3rd April 

Finalist Announcement: Friday 10th April   

National Final Round

The National Final Round will determine who this year’s National Junior Secondary School winners are. Using a new case study, teams will deliver a presentation via Skype to a new pair of judges. Teams will have 10 minutes to present their case, followed by 5 minutes of question and answer time where teams will answer questions from the judges about the company and their proposal. The winning team will then be announced and crowned national junior champions.  

Finalist Presentations: Monday 20th – Wednesday 22nd April (Via Skype)

Winner Announcement: Friday 24th April