St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award in Switzerland

St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award in Switzerland

The St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award is a global student essay competition, offering students who study at the graduate or postgraduate level around the world the opportunity to apply for participation at the St. Gallen Symposium.

It is an international essay completion that gives you a chance to compete for participation as a Leader of Tomorrow at the St. Gallen Symposium.

Provided By: The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s leading initiative for intergenerational debates on economic, political, and social developments. The symposium takes place annually in May at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: CHF 20,000
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Study Level: Graduate or Postgraduate
  • Requirement: Essay
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 1 February 2019, 11:59 p.m. last time zone (UTC-12)

Who May Enter:

To be eligible, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  • Born in 1989 or later

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants need to register at

  • Essay (max. 2,100 words, excl. bibliography & footnotes)
  • Language: English
  • Anonymity: 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.

Essay Question: Is it as good as it gets? – What approach would you suggest to change the current purpose of capital?

Required Documents:

Make sure you can provide the following documents:

  • Copy of passport or other identification (in English for non-Roman languages)
  • Confirmation of matriculation/enrolment from your university which proves your enrollment in a graduate/postgraduate level program as of 1 February 2019 (download sample document here)
  • Your contribution file with no indication of your name in the file name, the file metadata or the file itself
  • a short abstract (200–300 words) which can be entered in the registration form directly

Award Description:

  • The authors of the best 100 contributions qualify as Leaders of Tomorrow and will be invited by the ISC to the next St. Gallen Symposium.
  • The very best competitors will have the chance to present and discuss their ideas on the symposium’s big stage and also in other conferencing formats.
  • The award will be bestowed to the three best competitors; the selection will be based upon the quality of the essays only.
  • The jury selects the three awardees based on the quality of the idea on paper. The award is endowed with total prize money of CHF 20,000.
  • In addition, there will be a chance for the very best competitors (including the awardees) to present their ideas on the big stage at the symposium. For this, the students will be asked to pitch their idea on video beforehand.

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