Competition Format

Overview

In 2020, the competition will consist of two stages:

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

Teams MUST consist of 4 students.

There is NO entry cost.

PRIZES – Junior Division 

Winner: $250

Runner-up: $150

Preliminary Round

The Preliminary Round will determine who this year’s National 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 teams will then qualify for the National 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 2020 – Team Name” and emailed to contact@schoolscasecompetition.co.nz  by 6pm Friday 21st August.  

Registrations Close: Sunday 9th August

Preliminary Case Release: Monday 10th August

Preliminary Case Check-In: TBC

Preliminary Case Submission: Friday 21st August

Finalist Announcement: Wednesday 26th August   

Semi-Final Round

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the structure of this year’s competition has been changed. This means that there will be no Semi-Final round. Instead, qualified teams in the Preliminary Round will proceed straight to the National Final. 

National Final

The 6 teams in the National Final will present their preliminary round submission in front of a panel of 3 judges online via Zoom.  Teams would need to prepare Powerpoint slides to support their oral presentation.  Teams will be given 10 minutes to present their case, followed by 10 minutes of question and answer time where teams will answer questions from the judges about the company and their proposal.  The top team will be crowned national champions, and prizes will be awarded.

National Final Presentations: Wednesday 2nd September – Friday 4th September  (Online)

Results Announcement and Speaker Event: Friday 4th September 6 pm