Case Study Competition

Case Study Competition


The Arthur W. Page Society, in alliance with the Institute for Public Relations, sponsors an annual competition for the writing of original case studies by students enrolled in an accredited school of business, communication or journalism and who are pursuing a degree that is focused on corporate communications and the practice of public relations. The objectives of the competition are to:

  • Introduce the practical applications of the core principles that define public relations as a critical function of management to scholars, teachers, and students
  • Encourage research which contributes to the profession’s body of knowledge and provides practical suggestions on how to improve the corporate public relations function

Student authors of winning entries and their faculty advisors are awarded cash prizes and recognized by the nation’s leading corporate communications executives. The Grand Prize winners are invited to the annual Awards Ceremony Dinner held each spring in New York.

The Jack Koten Page Principles Case Study Award

Jack Koten PPCSA LogoIn 2015, the Grand Prize in this competition was named in honor of John A. (Jack) Koten, the first chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society. Jack  extracted from Page’s lifetime of work the set of defining values that we know today as the Page Principles. These Principles not only serve as criteria for this competition but also as a guide for how Page members should approach their role within the Society. Jack personified the belief that businesses should operate honestly and honorably, and with unwavering integrity.

Upon his passing in 2014, Jack bequeathed funds to the Page Society that its Board of Trustees voted to use to establish the John A. Koten Memorial Fund. The proceeds from this fund will be used to fund in perpetuity the annual case study competition grand prize, which has been renamed the Jack Koten Page Principles Case Study Award.

Note: All opinions expressed in the Arthur W. Page Society Case Study Competition case submissions are those of the individual authors or commentators and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Arthur W. Page Society.

*The application deadline for entries to the 2016 Page Society Case Competition was January 15, 2016.

Entry Deadline