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St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Essay Competition 2015

St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Essay Competition 2015

Take part in the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award to qualify for participation as a Leader of Tomorrow in the world’s premier opportunity for inter-generational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.


For next year’s competition, answer one of the three competition questions from your own unique perspective on the topic «Proudly Small» to prove yourself as a true Leader of Tomorrow.


St. Gallen Wings of Excellence

St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Essay Competition 2015


  • The authors of the best 100 contributions will be invited to join the next St. Gallen Symposium, while the three best are bestowed with the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award.
  • Expenses for travel, board and lodging covered, travel service provided
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Become member of a truly unique and strong global community
  • EUR 20,000 – prize money shared by the three winners
  • Receive a Swiss luxury watch with personal winners’ engraving
  • Broad media coverage of your winning contribution


1 February 2015, 11:59 p.m.


  • We expect professional and thought-provoking work which could be an essay, a video or a multimedia presentation.
  • Be unconventional, bold and constructive to convince the jury.
  • Essay (max. 2100 words), Video or Presentation (max. 15 minutes)
  • Language: English
  • Anonymity: Your name must not be mentioned anywhere in the contribution file
  • Individuality: Individual work expected, no group work allowed
  • Check your eligibility and prepare documents.
  • To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university OR born in 1985 or later
  • 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 enrolment in a graduate/postgraduate level programme as of 1 February 2015

# Your contribution file with no indication of your name in the file name, the file metadata or the file itself.

  • All contributions will be evaluated according to specific criteria by an independent jury composed of professors, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and politicians.
  • Submit here.


In case of any questions, please contact the ISC-Team at


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  1. Abdulghaniy says:

    Keep up the good work. But what f one is not enrolled in any post-graduate programme? Does the ‘OR’ clause in the above guideline mean such a person can also participate?

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