Global Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest 2016 (1,000 Euro Prize plus Funded Trip to the 2016 Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna, Austria)

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016, 16:00 CET

The Global Peter Drucker Challenge is a contest for students and professionals from the ages of 18 to 35. Organized by the Peter Drucker Society Europe, the contest aims at raising awareness of the works and humanistic values of Peter Drucker among young people –  the new generation poised to build on a management philosophy that puts the human being at its center.

In 2016, Peter Drucker Challenge invite you to submit an essay covering the topic

“The New Entrepreneurs – Movers and Shakers in  Economy and Society?”

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and no more than 35 years old
    at the time of essay submission
  • You are a student (undergraduate, graduate level, MBA, PhD)?
  • You are a professional (manager or entrepreneur) or in transition to a professional career?
  • You have not been selected (or only once since 2010) among the TOP 10 Finalists?

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Judging Criteria:

Essay submissions will be evaluated according to

  • The way you describe your personal insight about the theme and your experience
    in the context of your own cultural environment
  • The way you discuss whether or not Peter Drucker’s view on entrepreneurship
    is still appropriate today
  • Relevant stories that you want to share
  • Relevance and originality along with your personal style
  • Original concept, produced exclusively by you for the specific purpose of this contest
  • Ability to express your thoughts in fluent English
  • Form: 1500 to 3000 words maximum

Benefits

Take part in the Global Peter Drucker Challenge contest to qualify for participation in one of the leading conferences on management:  The Global Peter Drucker Forum (GPDF)

  • Free registration to the Global Peter Drucker Forum for the best 15 contributions in the students and the professionals category
  • Get inspired by innovative brains, learn from thinkers and practitioners and your contest colleagues, establish new contacts
  • Meet with 20 finalists at the Challenge Get-Together
  • Engage in lively discussions at the speakers’ reception and the Gala event
  • Opportunity to participate in a session and/or an interview by important media
  • EUR 1.000 prize money for 1st prize winners in the two categories
  • Win a one-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

Prizes:

Winners of the Drucker Challenge Award 2016

(Those who are ranked Nr. 1 in the students or professionals category)
Prices include

  • A cash prize of € 1,000
  • Waived conference fee for 8th Global Peter Drucker Forum on November 17 – 18, 2016
    (including conference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Funding of travel expenses (airfare or train plus 3 nights lodging)
  • Invitation to the pre-conference events (Nov. 16): Drucker Challenge Get-Together
    (with partner) and Speakers reception (with partner)
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov. 17 with awards ceremony (with partner)
  • Opportunity to contribute in a session and /or an interview by important media
    (selection by session chair//media representative)
  • Ranking list and publication of essay on www.druckerchallenge.org
  • Opportunity to post a blog with your learnings from the Drucker Forum
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

Second and Third Prize winners in the Contest 2016

(Those who are ranked Nr. 2 or Nr. 3 in the students or professionals category)

Prizes include

  • Waived conference fee for 8th Global Peter Drucker Forum on November 17 – 18, 2016
    (including conference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Funding of travel expenses to Vienna (airfare or train plus 3 nights lodging)
  • Invitation to the pre-conference events (Nov. 16): <
    Drucker Challenge Get-Together and Speakers reception (with partner)
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov 17 with awards ceremony (with partner)
  • Opportunity to contribute in a session and/or an interview by important media
    (selection by session chair//media representative)
  • Ranking list and publication of essays on www.druckerchallenge.org
  • Opportunity to post a blog with your learnings from the Drucker Forum
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

Finalists ranked on place 4 to 10
Prizes include

  • Waived conference fee for 8th Global Peter Drucker Forum on Nov. 17 – 18, 2016
    (including conference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue)
  • Invitation to the pre-conference events (Nov. 16):  Drucker Challenge Get-Together and Speakers reception (with partner)
  • Invitation to the Gala event on Nov 17 with awards ceremony (with partner)
  • Ranking list and publication of essays on www.druckerchallenge.org
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review for those ranked on places 4 to 6

Timeline:

  • Deadline: July 15, 2016, 16:00 CET
  • Winners identified: August 31, 2016

Submit Your Essay Now for the 2016 Global Peter Drucker Challenge

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Peter Drucker Challenge 2016

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