2015 St. Gallen Symposium Essay Writing Competition (20,000 EUROs Prize)

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Application Deadline: February 1st 2015

Take part in the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award to qualify for participation as a «Leader of Tomorrow» in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium. 

  • Join the debate with 600 top global decision makers
  • Share your thoughts and visions with the global elite
  • Expenses for travel, board and lodging covered, travel service provided
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Become member of a truly unique and strong global community
  • EUR 20,000.– prize money shared by the three winners
  • Receive a Swiss luxury watch with personal winners’ engraving
  • Broad media coverage of your winning contribution

Qualify with a great contribution.

For next year’s competition, answer one of the three competition questions from your own unique perspective on the topic «Proudly Small» to prove yourself as a true Leader of Tomorrow. We expect professional and thought-provoking work which could be an essay, a video or a multimedia presentation. Be unconventional, bold and constructive to convince the jury. The following criteria must be met:

Form     Essay (max. 2100 words), Video or Presentation (max. 15 minutes)
Language     English
Deadline    1 February 2015, 11:59 p.m. last time zone
Anonymity     Your name must not be mentioned anywhere in the contribution file
Individuality     Individual work expected, no group work allowed

 

o be eligible, you must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  • Born in 1985 or later

Make sure you can provide the following documents:

  • Copy of passport or other identification (in English for non-Roman languages)
  • Confirmation of matriculation / enrolment from your university which proves your enrolment in a graduate/postgraduate level programme as of 1 February 2015
  • Your contribution file with no indication of your name in the file name, the file metadata or the file itself.

Impress the Jury.

All contributions will be evaluated according to specific criteria by an independent jury composed of professors, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and politicians. The authors of the best 100 contributions will be invited to join the next St. Gallen Symposium, while the three best are bestowed with the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 St. Gallen Symposium Essay Writing Competition 

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