In order to participate in the contest, you must meet both the general requirements and essay category requirements.
Essay category requirements
You can submit one essay to participate as either a student or manager or entrepreneur (please mention your main occupation in the submission form)
You are a
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May 31, 2023 at 16:00 CET (4:00 PM CET)
Your name must not be included anywhere in the essay
Entries must be produced exclusively by you (no group work) for the specific purpose of this competition, and must not have been published elsewhere
The essay must be written entirely and exclusively by the participant. The essay must not be written with assistance from tools like Chat-GPT or similar software. Entries submitted thus will be disqualified and their authors will not be allowed to participate in the contest again.
The suggested questions on the landing page are meant to trigger the thinking process, and not to be exhaustive. While you can write to one of these questions, you may also craft a question or topic of your own choosing that fits within the larger theme.
Go to SUBMISSION in the main menu, fill in the form and upload your essay.
In case you encounter problems with uploading, please send your file and information to firstname.lastname@example.org
BEFORE May 31, 2023, 16:00 CET (4:00 PM CET)
The jury will assess your ability to analyze, synthesize and produce a coherent and impactful essay, specifically
From early June onwards, an international committee of reviewers selected by the Peter Drucker Society Europe evaluates and attributes a score to each entrant's essay, based on the above essay evaluation criteria. The 20 entries in each category that receive the highest overall scores continue to the Second Round. No notification of essay status at the conclusion of this round.
End of June, a sub-committee of expert reviewers identifies the 10 authors in each category who will continue to the Final Round. Notification by mail at the conclusion of the 2nd round including invitation to fill in a form in preparation of a Visa.
In July, an international jury of businesspeople and academics identifies the Winner in each category, Silver resp. Bronze Award, those ranking 4th through 10th, those placed 11-15 without ranking, as well as the author of the most original essay. Shortly thereafter, the Final Round results will be published on this website and announced via Drucker Challenge newsletter. Notification by mail at the conclusion of the 3nd round.
By submitting an essay to the Global Peter Drucker Challenge, you agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and you waive your right to any legal challenge or action in response to any such decision you deem undesirable or disagreeable.
Your essay and requested info must be provided by the deadline or the submission will be disqualified without notice.
The submission may be reproduced, in whole or part, for editorial and promotional purposes.
All submissions and photos on which you are depicted become the property of Peter Drucker Society Europe.
Benefits are subject to change without notice. Any changes will be published on this website
No cash disbursement for travel and hotel costs or the waived conference fee will be made
Local travel and miscellaneous costs before, during or after the conference will not be covered
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