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  • What is Harvard Crimson Global Case Competition?
    HCGCC is a prestigious virtual business competition for high school students around the world. Participants will form teams of 2 to 4 to tackle business problem that popular companies face. They will receive a set amount of time to develop their solutions, strategies, and presentation for the chance to win cash prizes and a virtual work experience.
  • Should I join a team or participate as individual?
    While participants are required to sign up individually for the case competition, competitors must create teams of 2 to 4 students to compete in HCGCC. After students have registered individually, they must nominate a team leader who will then fill in a “team registration form” (which will be emailed to registered participants at a later date). This form will ask who the team members are and which category your team is competing in.
  • Who is eligible to participate?
    To apply, you must be aged 13-18 and currently enrolled at a secondary education institution. If you have recently completed secondary or high school, and have not yet enrolled into university at the time of the global competition in November 2024, you are eligible to apply.
  • What if my teammate have not signed up individually?
    All team members MUST sign up and pay individually BEFORE filling in the team registration form. If your team progresses to the regional or global round, and your teammates are not registered individually, your team will automatically be disqualified.
  • What if I can't find a teammate?
    While we encourage you to participate in the case comp with your friends and schoolmates, you are also welcome to introduce yourself and find other students to form a team with on our Discord channel.
  • Which region should I join?
    Please join the region in which you reside: Asia Pacific (including East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, NZ & AU): Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, China (including special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau), Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam. North America: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Canada, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America. Europe + Russia + Central Asia: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan. Latin America: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela. MENA + Africa: Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Can I register with teammates from several countries?
    You are allowed to. However, at least two of the members in your team must be from the same region, which will be the region you would compete in. In the case that your team has two students from the same region, and two others from a different region, the region you would compete in would be your team leader’s.
  • What are the timezones for the Case Comp?
    All dates and times are in GMT +0.
  • Is it mandatory to attend all workshops?
    It is not mandatory to attend the workshops. Please note that registered participants will receive a recording of the workshop a few days after they are finished.
  • What are the prizes accosiated with each award?
    1st place team will receive $1,500 cash (for the whole team) + $2,000 per team member in Crimson credit. 2nd place team will receive $1,000 cash (for the whole team) +$1,500 per team member in Crimson credit. 3rd place team will receive $500 cash (for the whole team) + $1000 per team member in Crimson credit. One team will win a work experience (unpaid) at a top company.
  • Why I am having troubles at payment stage of registration?
    Please ensure you are using the Google Chrome browser and have cleared all cookies/cache. After doing so, try your payment again. It should now go through without any issues.
  • Will I receive a score and marked rubric after first round submissions?
    No. Unfortunately we will not be providing scores, marked judging rubrics, or written comments for first round submissions as we do not have the capacity to provide this to everyone due to the immense amount of submissions.


If you still have questions after reading the FAQs above, reach out to us AND your fellow competitors on Discord!

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