St. Gallen Global Essay Competition for School Students
Compete in the St. Gallen Global Essay Competition and seize the chance to become a Leader of Tomorrow at the renowned St. Gallen Symposium. This premier opportunity for cross-generational debates invites pre-school, junior school, middle school, and senior school students to showcase their ideas and engage with 600 senior leaders and 300 bright young minds.
Benefits of Participation
- Meet 300 of society’s brightest young minds
- Present and debate your ideas with 600 senior leaders
- Be inspired by world-class speakers
- Gain a unique and new perspective on this year's topic
- Become a member of a unique global community
- Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the St. Gallen Symposium
- Win prize money of CHF 20,000 split amongst the three winners
St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award
The St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, a global student essay competition, is your gateway to participating in the St. Gallen Symposium. Open to graduate and postgraduate students worldwide, this prestigious award offers a chance to be part of the cross-generational debates and make an impact.
Eligibility and Requirements
- Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program at a regular university
- Born in 1994 or later
- Submit an excellent, professional, and thought-provoking essay
- Essay format: Max. 2,100 words (excluding abstract, bibliography, and footnotes)
- Language: English
- Deadline: 1 February 2024, 11:59 p.m. last time zone (UTC-12)
- Anonymity: No personal details in the contribution file
- Individual work only, no group submissions
- Cite all sources and avoid plagiarism
Pre-register for Updates
Stay informed about the competition by pre-registering to receive immediate updates in autumn. Don't miss out on the opportunity to shape your future and make your voice heard.
Past Winners & Essay Reviews
Each year, the jury selects three winning essays out of approximately 1,000 contributions submitted by graduate and postgraduate students from around the world. Take inspiration from the past winners and essay reviews to understand the quality of work and level of competition.
Prepare Your Documents
Check your eligibility and ensure you have the required documents ready for submission:
- Copy of passport or other identification (in English for non-Roman languages)
- Confirmation of matriculation/enrollment from your university, proving your enrollment in a graduate/postgraduate program as of 1 February 2024
- Your contribution file with no personal details in the file name, metadata, or content
Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the St. Gallen Global Essay Competition, a platform that welcomes school, college, and international students to showcase their unique perspectives and compete for recognition. It's a chance to explore a global audience, gain a unique experience, and contribute to cross-generational debates. Pre-register now and embark on an exciting journey of intellectual growth and global engagement.