St Gallen Symposium Essay Competition For Graduate Students, 2021

St Gallen Symposium Essay Competition For Graduate Students, 2021

Switzerland 01 Feb 2021
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Application for the St Gallen Symposium Essay Competition 2021 is now opened. In recent years, we have seen many reports about “trust crises” in the realms of politics, health, business, technology, science, and media. Political and corporate scandals, mass protests, and deteriorating trust indicators in global perception surveys support this diagnosis.

As a result, senior leaders in many of these sectors publicly aspire to «rebuild trust» in their decisions, products, or institutions. What would be your advice to them?

Choose an area in one of the above-mentioned sectors where you see evidence that citizens’, consumers’, regulators’, employees’ or other stakeholders’ trust has been lost. Describe your example of an apparent loss of trust; offer concrete and practical proposals on repairing damaged trust. Describe your idea’s impact for the future.

Programme Details

  • Event: The St Gallen Symposium’s Essay Competition, Switzerland.
  • Essay Question : Rebuild trust. Evidence that citizens’, consumers’, regulators’, employees’ or other stakeholders’ trust has been lost.
  • Number of Awards: 3 Winners and 100 Leaders of Tomorrow (for the top 100 essays).
  • Date: 6–7 May 2021.
  • Target group: Open to all nationalities.

St Gallen Symposium Essay Competition Benefits :

The St Gallen Symposium Essay Competition provides successful applicants with the followings:

  1. Prize money of CHF 20,000 split amongst winners.
  2. Flights or train tickets and shuttle service from and to the airport are provided.
  3. All Leaders of Tomorrow also receive a free ticket for the public transport in St Gallen during the week of the symposium.
  4. Meet 300 of the world’s brightest young minds.
  5. Present and debate your ideas with 600 senior leaders.
  6. Be inspired by some of the world’s most impressive speakers.
  7. Gain a unique and new perspective on this year’s topic.
  8. Become a member of a unique global community and celebrate our 50th anniversary with them.

Note:If the jury selects your essay in the top 100, you qualify as a Leader of Tomorrow.

St Gallen Symposium Essay Competition Eligibility :

To be eligible for a St Gallen Symposium Essay Competition, an applicant must:

  • Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  • Born in 1991 or later
  • The maximum amount of words is 2,100 (excluding bibliography or graph descriptions and the like).
  • Your name must not be mentioned anywhere in the contribution file.
  • Individuality Individual work expected, no group work allowed. The essay must be written exclusively for this contest. The idea must be the author’s own.
  • Citation All sources must be cited and referred to the respective part in the essay. All contributions will be tested for plagiarism.
  • Must send their essay in either a doc, docx or pdf format. The document must allow to copy the text easily (no document protections).

Note: In the context of the Global Essay Competition, a regular university is defined as an institution of higher education that also conducts research and offers at least one PhD program. Exceptions are possible and are granted on a case-by-case basis.

Application instructions :

Applicants must click on the apply button below, create an account and follow instructions to submit an application. In addition, make sure to upload the following documents:

  1. a copy of your passport (or any other official government ID but no driver’s license) to verify your age
  2. a confirmation of matriculation from your university confirming your graduate or postgraduate student status as of February 2021
  3. a short abstract (200–300 words) which can be entered in the registration form directly.

The deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2021. For more details on the St Gallen Symposium Essay Competition, please visit the official page. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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