Rules of Aspire

Applying

§1

All students have to be enrolled at Aarhus BSS.

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 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 during the competition, unless otherwise specified in the case.

§6

In the Aula, the participants will be provided with papers, pens, and Internet connection.

Practicalities

§1

Participants must bring their own computers.

§2

Each team is given one USB-stick. Each team must name their deliverables by their team name. Hence, the pdf file of the format 16:9 on the USB-stick must bear the name of the team i.e. “Team Aarhus”.

§3

When the team is ready to hand in their deliverables, they hand it in at the ACC desk in the Aula. It is the team’s own responsibility that their deliverables are handed in before the deadline.

§4

Teams are not allowed to hand in deliverables more than 5 minutes prior to the deadline.

§5

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.

Case Specific Rules

Case 1 – Monday & Tuesday

§1

The case should be solved in the Aula. During the preparation, all case material must remain in the Aula. All case material includes the case itself, the PowerPoint presentation, and all reference material.

 

Case 3 – Wednesday – Thursday

§1

Presentations must be made in English using Microsoft PowerPoint. The teams may use notes and/or cue cards during the presentations.

§2

The 9 best teams will proceed to the preliminary rounds.

§3

Each team will compete against the 3 other teams in their assigned pool in the preliminary rounds. The teams will be assigned randomly to 3 pools.

§4

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.

§5

In the preliminary rounds, each presentation will consist of a 10-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.

In the final round, each presentation will also consist of a 10-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. The presenting team will be notified when five minutes and one minute remain of their presentation time and Q&A session.

§6

The three finalist teams will present the same presentations as used in the preliminary rounds – no modifications of any kind must be made to the PowerPoint presentation.

§7

The presentation in the preliminary rounds will not count in the evaluation of the presentation in the final round.

§8

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.