In order to be eligible to participate in the contest you must meet the following General Requirements and Essay Category Requirements.
You must be between 18-35 years old (inclusive of both ages);
You must have been selected no more than once (or not at all) among the top 10 since 2010.
You are a part-time or full-time student (bachelor, master, MBA, or PhD);
Or you are seeking your first opportunity after the completion of your last degree.
You are a manager of people, projects, budgets, and/or processes;
|Words||1500 to 3000 (excluding footnotes and any graphics) as PDF or word document|
|Font size||12 points|
|Deadline||July 15, 2017, 16:00 CET|
|Anonymity||Your name must not be mentioned in the essay|
|Individuality||Entries must be produced exclusively by you for the specific purpose of this competition, and must not have been published elsewhere. No group work.|
Essays will be evaluated according to the below criteria:
When first outlining your essay, please keep in mind that it should be grounded in your present reality — it should not advocate a specific ideology, or futuristic or wishful thinking.
Your essay should seek to advance realistic ways in which the ideals of the topic may be realized. The following quote by Derek Parfit may serve as inspiration:
"Life can be wonderful as well as terrible and we shall increasingly have the power to make life good."
- Derek Parfit
The topic-related questions are meant to triggering the thinking process, and not to be cxhaustive.
In early August 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 15 entries in each category that receive the highest overall scores continue on to the Second Round.
In mid- to late August, a sub-committee of expert reviewers nominates the 10 finalists in each category who will continue on to the Final Round.
By the end of August or beginning of September, an international jury of renowned businesspeople and academics attributes a score to the 10 entries in each category, identifying the 1st place winners, 2nd and 3rd place winners, and the finalists ranking 4th through 10th.
The Final Round results will be published shortly thereafter on www.druckerchallenge.org and via newsletter.
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 a decision you may deem undesirable or disagreeable.