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 a professional
You are a
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24 June 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 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.
The jury will assess your ability to analyze, synthesize and produce a coherent and impactful essay, specifically
From the end of June through the end of July, 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. Entrants will not receive any notice of essay status at the conclusion of this round.
From the end of July through the beginning of August, a sub-committee of expert reviewers nominates the 10 finalists in each category who will continue to the Final Round. For logistical reasons, the 10 finalists in each category may be notified of essay status at the conclusion of this round.
From the beginning of August, 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. Shortly thereafter, the Final Round results will be published on this website and announced via newsletter. The winners and finalists in each category will be notified of essay status via email.
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.