Deadline: February 1, 2024 00:00 GMT-1200
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Dates: May 2-3, 2024
Eligibility: students enrolled in a master’s or higher program, born in 1994 or later.

St. Gallen Global Essay Competition 2024

Compete in the Global Essay Competition and qualify for participation as a Leader of Tomorrow in the world’s premier opportunity for cross-generational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.

Participate in the St. Gallen Symposium

The St. Gallen Symposium is a two-day conference taking place at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland in May.

Meet 300 of society’s brightest young minds. Present and debate your ideas with 600 senior leaders. Be inspired by some of the world’s most impressive speakers.

Become a member of a unique global community. Win prize money of CHF 20,000 split amongst the three winners.

Gain a unique and new perspective on this year’s topic

This year’s Global Essay Competition invites young leaders worldwide to focus on a specific contemporary or future challenge related to scarcity and propose an innovative way to address it.

Striving for more or thriving with less – What pressing scarcity do you see, and how do you suggest to tackle it?

Scarcity generally refers to a situation where human needs exceed available resources. Be creative in thinking about proposed solutions: do we need to strive for more and find ways to boost the availability of the resource in question? Or does it focus on ways to thrive with less and thus rethink our needs and demand?

Be free in choosing which scarce resource you focus on: examples include – but are NOT limited to – human labour, capital, natural resources, or intangibles like time, creativity, or care. Be bold and precise in describing a contemporary or future challenge of scarcity and the specific kind of resources you focus on, and offer a concrete and actionable idea of how we should confront it.

Interested in applying for the St. Gallen Global Essay Competition 2024? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.

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