Team members must be college or university students on January 1st of the year in which the World Competition takes place ...more

A team must have at least three and no more than five members.

Each team must have a coach ...more

Only one team per country will be accepted into the competition.

If a country has a national evaluation case competition, the winning team qualifies for entry into the world competition ...more

If a country does not have a national competition, and more than one team from that country applies to the World Competition, the organizing committee will arrange a process to select the qualifying team ...more



The competition is in English.

Teams working in a language other than English will be allowed more time for preparing their submissions.


Cases might cover the evaluation requirements for a program, a completed evaluation or some other topic in program evaluation. They will be prepared by the competition organizing committee, usually in consultation with persons familiar with the subject.


Teams usually prepare for the competition in advance ...more

On the day of the competition, teams are provided with the case by email.

Teams whose working language is English will have six (6) hours to prepare a written brief on their assessment of the evaluation case and their recommendations for action. Teams working in a language other than English will have an extra two (2) hours. 

Submissions are delivered to the competition administrators by email.


Judges will not know the countries represented by the teams.

They will individually rate each submission in the following areas:

         Identification and articulation of key issues in the case (~25% of score)

           Logic, practicality and methodological strength of actions proposed (~60%)

           Effectiveness of presentation (~15%).

The judges will then share their ratings and rankings with each other before meeting by phone or video to reach a consensus on the rankings.

Teams will be provided with feedback from the judges.