Welcome to the WDI 25th Anniversary Case Writing Competition!
This year’s competition celebrates 25 years of the William Davidson Institute’s focus on identifying, adapting and deploying best practices from the private sector to give emerging countries the blueprints for success in a market economy. William Davidson, a proud University of Michigan alumnus, business leader and philanthropic trailblazer, founded the Institute in 1992 with the following vision.
We invite you to participate in our case writing competition and help us commemorate William Davidson’s original vision, as well as 25 years of developing market-based solutions in low- and middle-income countries around the world, implementing and evaluating them on the ground, and disseminating our findings to the public.
|Key Dates||Contest Administrators|
|September 29, 2017 – ENTRY FORMS DUE
December 8, 2017 – FINAL DOCUMENTS DUE
March 15, 2018– WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Who Can Enter?
- Students – Individual university/college students or student teams (graduate or undergraduate) may enter, as long as they enter in collaboration with a faculty member currently teaching at a degree-granting university or college.
- Faculty – Individual faculty or faculty teams, currently teaching at a degree-granting university or college, may enter.
- Other – Other individuals may also enter the competition. However, they must enter in collaboration with a faculty member currently teaching at a degree-granting university or college.
1st Place – $3,500 USD
2nd Place – $2,500 USD
3rd Place – $1,000 USD
WDI Publishing will publish all three winning cases and teaching notes. There will be no royalties paid on future sales of the winning cases. Prize money will be awarded in U.S. currency with applicable taxes and bank fees withheld. Prize money will only be paid to the winning authors of the case; no prize money will be paid to third-party designated recipients. Prize money will only be awarded once the author provides WDI with a completed W9 form (if a U.S. citizen) or completed W8 form with a U.S. ITIN number (if not a U.S. citizen). If an author does not provide a completed W8 or W9 form, prize money will not be awarded to that author.