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St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Essay Competition Award 2017

Deadline: 01-Feb-2017

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AwardSwiss Franc (CHF) 20,000
EligibilityGraduation, post graduation and above
Scholarship provider contact details

St. Gallen Symposium, Dufourstrasse 83, P.O. Box 1045, 9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland, Phone: +41712272020, Fax +41712272030, Email:


St. Gallen Wings of Excellence invites students for Essay Competition Award 2017 to share the thoughts, ideas and visions, to write an essay on any topic in not more than 2100 words. The winner will get the chance to debate with 600 top global leaders and decision makers. The cash prize of amount 20,000 CHF (Swiss Franc) will be distributed among three winners and a recognization.

Your essay must be a professional, creative and thought-provoking containing the answer to this question:

Breaking the status quo; what's your disruptive idea? The notion of disruption captures today’s innovation zeitgeist. Nowadays, it seems everyone claims to be a disruptor - particularly young people with an entrepreneurial mindset. Let’s think beyond disruptive innovation in management and look at disruption more generally as something that breaks the status quo – be it in business, politics, science, or society. Pick one of these four fields you are most passionate about, identify a problem of greater magnitude and come up with a disruptive idea to solve it. Your idea must aspire to inspire top-notch leaders worldwide. Do not free ride on the buzzword “disruption” but rather be bold and develop a truly novel and radical concept to win our prestigious award.


  • Must be enrolled in a graduation or post graduation program in any field of study.
  • Age must be 30 years or less i.e born in 1987 or later
  • Copy of passport or other identification (in English for non-Roman languages).
  • Confirmation of enrolment in a graduate/postgraduate level programme as of 1 February 2017.

How to apply?

The application can be done online with the following steps:

Step 1: Write your email id and a password to create the account.

Step 2: A page will open, write down your personal details and contact details there.

Step 3: Write down about the award and the title of your essay.

Step 4: Write down the essay in about 2100 words (maximum) bibliography and abstract not included, size of the uploaded file must not be more than 100 MB. The essay must be in doc, docx, rtf, pdf format.

Step 5: Make sure the file does not contains the author's name in any way.

Step 6: Upload your valid id proof such as passport, national citizenship I'd card, driver's licences, students I'd card (must contain your name, date of birth, photograph, nationality).

Step 7: Accept the terms and conditions and submit.

More Information

All commitments will be assessed by criteria by a free jury made out of professors, corporate officials and business visionaries. The creators of the best 100 commitments qualify as Leaders of Tomorrow will be welcomed by the ISC to the following St. Gallen Symposium. You qualify as a semi-finalist to vie for the prestigious honor 2017 if your article makes it in the top 20. You will be asked by mid-March the most recent to pitch the substance of your exposition in a 3-minute video presentation. Based upon the nature of both the exposition and the video pitch, the jury chooses the six finalists who will compete for the award against each other on the symposium’s big stage. The honor will be given to those finalists who demonstrate the absolute best exhibitions both on the essay and on the stage in St. Gallen.


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