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2014 St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Essay Competition | @SG_Symposium

2014 St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Essay Competition | @SG_Symposium

2014 St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Essay CompetitionTake 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 intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.


Answer one of four questions from your own unique perspective on “The Clash of Generations” to prove yourself as a true Leader of Tomorrow. 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.


The St. Gallen Symposium


  • 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.
  • Join the debate with 600 top global decision makers
  • Expenses for travel, board and lodging covered, travel service provided.
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • EUR 20,000.– prize money shared by the three winners
  • Share your thoughts and visions with the global elite


1 February, 2014


  • Your name must not be mentioned anywhere in the contribution file.
  • Essay (max. 2100 words), Video or Presentation (max. 15 minutes)
  • To be eligible, you must fulfil 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 1984 or later

# Make sure you can provide the following documents:

1. Copy of passport or other identification (in English for non-Roman languages)

2. Confirmation of matriculation / enrolment from your university

3. 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.Bottom of Form
  • Sign up on the organizer’s website to view the application form, or log in to edit your application in-progress.
  • Before you register and apply for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, make sure you’ve covered these steps to a successful application:

#Check if you meet the eligibility criteria

#Get inspired and see past winners’ contributions.

#Read the competition questions carefully

#Check the required format and scope of the submission, see above

#Think about how you can convince the jury and inspire the global elite of leaders and decision makers

#Be bold, creative and unconventional, bring in new ideas!


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