2019 Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest

Deadline: June 24, 2019.

Since the late Middle Ages, the notion of the “Renaissance Man” has celebrated those people who are well-rounded, broadly knowledgeable and capable across the arts and the sciences, and able to approach problems holistically. This year marks the five hundredth year since the passing of the world’s most famous Renaissance Man: Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian polymath who simultaneously excelled as scientist, engineer, writer, artist, and musician.

 

ELIGIBILITY

In order to participate in the contest, you must meet both the general requirements and essay category requirements.

1. General requirements

  • You must be 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

2. Essay category requirements
You can submit one essay to participate as either a student or a professional

I. Student category

  • 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

II. Professional category

You are a

  • manager of people, projects, budgets, and/or processes
  • an entrepreneur or business owner
  • licensed professional
  • social volunteer or community leader

 

BENEFITS

 

FIRST PRIZE

A cash prize of € 1,000 (to be given at awards ceremony)

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
Free participation and waived registration fee (regular fee +/- € 2,000) for the 11th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 21-22, 2019 at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) (including conference bag and brochure, buffet lunches, and coffee breaks at the conference venue)

Funding of travel expenses: As a winner, your international travel and accommodation costs for attending the Forum will be reimbursed based on our travel process & policy. If you need visa to travel to Austria, we will advise early travel arrangements.

Invitation to pre-conference events on November 20: Drucker Challenge Get-Together at Kabarett Simpl (with partner) and Speakers Reception at House of Industry (with partner). Networking events with buffets.

Invitation to the Young Generation Luncheon events at Hofburg (hosted by one of our prominent speakers)

Invitation to the Gala event on November 21 with seated dinner and awards ceremony (with partner)

Opportunity to network with top management thinkers and practitioners during coffee breaks

Certificate with ranking

Ranking list and publication of essay on this website

Invitation to join the exclusive Drucker Challenge Alumni Community on social media networks

One-year-all-access subscription to the Harvard Business Review

 

SECOND AND THIRD WINNER

Free participation and waived registration fee (regular fee +/- € 2,000) for the 11th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 21-22, 2019 at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), including conference bag and brochure, buffet lunches, and coffee breaks at the conference venue

Funding of travel expenses: As runners-up, international travel and accommodation costs for attending the Forum will be reimbursed based on our travel process & policy. If you need visa to travel to Austria, we will advise early travel arrangements.

Invitation to pre-conference events on November 20: Drucker Challenge Get-Together at Cabaret Simpl (with partner) and Speakers Reception at House of Industry (with partner). Networking events with buffets.

Invitation to the Young Generation Luncheon events at Hofburg (hosted by one of our prominent speakers)

Invitation to the Gala event on November 21 with seated dinner and awards ceremony (with partner)

Opportunity to network with top management thinkers and practitioners during coffee breaks

Certificate with ranking

Ranking list and publication of essay on this website

Invitation to join the exclusive Drucker Challenge Alumni Community on social media networks

One-year-all-access subscription to the Harvard Business Review

 

FINALIST RANKED 4 TO 10

Free participation and waived registration fee (regular fee +/- € 2,000) for the 11th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 21-22, 2019 at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), including conference bag and brochure, buffet lunches, and coffee breaks at the conference venue

Funding of travel expenses: Your international travel and accommodation costs for the attending the Forum will be reimbursed based on our travel process & policy. If you need visa to travel to Austria, we will advise early travel arrangements.

Invitation to pre-conference events on November 20: Drucker Challenge Get-Together at Cabaret Simpl (with (with partner) and Speakers Reception at House of Industry (with partner). Networking events with buffets.

Invitation to the Young Generation Luncheon events at Hofburg (hosted by one of our prominent speakers)

Invitation to the Gala event on November 21 with seated dinner and awards ceremony (with partner)

Opportunity to network with top management thinkers and practitioners during coffee breaks

Certificate with ranking

Ranking list and publication of essay on this website

One-year-all-access subscription to the Harvard Business Review

 

FINALIST RANKED 11 TO 20

If you qualified for the Second Round of judging without being selected as one of the 10 finalists, you will receive free participation and waived registration fee (regular fee +/- € 2,000) for the 11th Global Peter Drucker Forum to be held in Vienna on November 21-22, 2019 at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), including conference bag and brochure, buffet lunches, and coffee breaks at the conference venue

You must make your own arrangements for travel and accommodation in order to attending the Forum. No cash refund.

In any case, you will be eligible for the opportunity to win the Special Recognition Award for the most original essay (reimbursement based on our travel process & policy)

 

OFFICIAL LINK

 

Click here to apply

 

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