Application Deadline: February 1st, 2022

Compete in St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow Global Essay Competition and be one of the top 100 contributors to qualify for an all-expenses covered participation as a Leader of Tomorrow in the world’s premier opportunity for cross-generational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.

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. Gain a unique and new perspective on this year’s topic. Become a member of a unique global community. Participate in the symposium with us. Win prize money of CHF 20,000 split amongst the three winners.

Topic Question

Collaborative Advantage: what should be written into a new intergenerational contract?

The idea of a “generational contract” embodies the principles that younger and older generations rely on each other to provide mutual support across different stages of their lives. Inclusive education systems, sustainable welfare states and meaningful environmental action are some of many challenges requiring a cross-generational collaborative effort. Yet, with the climate crisis, rapid technological change and societal aging in many countries, the generational contract and notions of intergenerational fairness have been challenged. Members of the younger generation are raising their voices as they reflect on how their futures are being compromised by current decision-makers.

Requirements

For your contribution to be valid, the following criteria must be met
Form Essay (max. 2,100 words, excl. abstract, bibliography, and footnotes)
Language English
Deadline 1 February 2022, 11:59 p.m. last time zone (UTC-12)
Anonymity Your name, e-mail address, university, or any identifying details must not be mentioned anywhere in the contribution file.
Individuality Individual work expected, no group work allowed. The essay must be written exclusively for this contest. The idea must be the author’s own.
Citation All sources must be cited and referred to the respective part in the essay. All contributions will be tested for plagiarism.
Template Download Template for the Global Essay Competition

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:
  • Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate programme (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  • Born in 1992 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 enrollment in a graduate/postgraduate level programme as of 1 February 2022 (download sample document here)
  • Your contribution file with no indication of your name in the file name, the file metadata or the file itself

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