Word Limit: Essays must be kept to 600 words or less. Essays above this word count will not be eligible.
How to Enter
Before you enter, your school, including home schools, must register and obtain a participation code. Ask a teacher at your school, or parent if you are at home school, to complete the registration process on this web site. Your school will receive an official school entry code that you will be asked to enter when you submit your essay. Home Schools are welcome to register with the consent of a parent or guardian.
We invite you to provide us your email address (optional) to make it easier to notify you if you are selected as a winner.
All contributions will be evaluated equally according to a specific set of criteria by an independent jury composed of professors, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs. The authors of the best 100 contributions qualify as Leaders of Tomorrow and will be invited by the ISC to the next St. Gallen Symposium. The very best competitors will have the chance to present and discuss their ideas on the symposium's big stage and also in other conferencing formats. The award will be bestowed to the three best competitors, the selection will be based upon the quality of the essays only.