Rules of Aarhus Case Competition

Case Preparation
 
§1     Each team must hand in all the deliverables specified in the case.
 
§2     The deliverables must be handed in through the media specified in the information material related to the case.
 
§3     The teams must follow the deadlines outlined in the case. If the team exceeds one of the deadlines, the team will be disqualified.
 
§4     Each team is allowed to bring an unlimited number of textbooks, reference material items, Internet resources, and computers. Reference material items are defined as any form of notes, compendiums/readers, collections of articles, and the like.
 
§5     The teams are not allowed to discuss the case with anyone outside the team competition unless otherwise specified in the case.
 
§6     In the preparation room, there will be papers, pens, Internet connection, and a whiteboard.
Practicalities
 
§1     Participants must bring their own computers.
 
§2     Each team is given one USB-stick containing data material.
 
§3     Each team must name their deliverables by their team name when uploaded to the USB-stick. Hence, the pdf-file of the format 16:9 on the USB-stick must bear the name of the team i.e. "Team Aarhus".
 
§4     Each team must upload their deliverables by e-mail, and they must be named after their team name.
 
§5     When the team is ready to hand in their deliverables, they must hand it in at the ACC desk in the ACC Lounge in the S-building. Furthermore, it is ultimately the team's own responsibility that their deliverables are handed in before the deadline.
 
§6     Teams are not allowed to hand in deliverables more than 5 minutes prior to the deadline.
§7     Any violation of the rules above will result in immediate termination and disqualification of the team. Any decision of termination and disqualification is final and will only apply to the specific case.
§8     Please upload your case solution on Monday to monday@aarhuscasecompetition.com, Tuesday to tuesday@aarhuscasecompetition.com, and Wednesday to wednesday@aarhuscasecompetition.com. 
Case Specific Rules
Monday & Tuesday
§1     The case should be solved in the preparation room or at the hotel room. During the preparation, all case material must remain at your assigned location. All case material includes the case itself, the PowerPoint presentation, and all reference material.
 
§2     Presentations must be made in English. The teams may use notes and/or cue cards during the presentations.
 
§3     A maximum of 15 slides can be handed in.
 
§4     Each case-round will consist of a 10-minute presentation followed by a 7 minute Q&A session.
 
§5     Each team will present their solution in a lecture room alongside 2 other teams.
 
Wednesday - Friday
§1     The case should be solved in the preparation room or at the hotel room. During the preparation, all case material must remain at your assigned location. All case material includes the case itself, the PowerPoint presentation, and all reference material.
 
§2     Presentations must be made in English. The teams may use notes and/or cue cards during the presentations.
 
§3     Each team will compete against the 2 other teams in their assigned pool in the preliminary rounds.
 
§4     An unlimited number of presentations slides and appendices can be handed in.
 
§5     The 3 best teams based on the rank obtained from solutions handed in Monday and Tuesday will be seeded in drawing of the 3 pools.
 
§6     Each team presents their case solution in the preliminary rounds. From this round, three winning teams will qualify for a final round of presentations in which one team is selected as the winner of the competition.
 
§7    In the preliminary rounds, each presentation will consist of a 10-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
 
§8    The three finalists will present the same presentations as used in the preliminary rounds - no modifications of any kind can be made. In the final round, each presentation will consist of a 10-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. The presenting team will be notified when five minutes and one minute remains of their presentation time and Q&A session.
 
§9     The presentation in the preliminary round will not count in the evaluation of the presentation in the final round.
 
§10   The teams are not allowed to watch any of the other teams' presentations in the preliminary round, which is a closed presentation. Furthermore, the finalists are not allowed to watch any of the other finalists' presentations proceeding their own.