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Peter Drucker Challenge Fully Funded Essay Contest in Austria, 2019


Prosperity is not just a financial notion — inclusive prosperity encompasses the opportunity for lives in dignity, with purpose and roles to contribute to common endeavors in the communities one is part of. It is definitely more than material well-being. A holistic view of prosperity includes all — the material and economic aspects as well the social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual side.
The biggest natural resource on the planet is human potential — human energy, engagement, and creativity. Only a fraction of this potential is brought to bear today. However, if better leveraged, this latent potential would be the key driver for economic and human growth.

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Words 1500 to 3000 (excluding footnotes and any graphics) as PDF or word document
Font size 12 points
Language English
Deadline June 24, 2019 at 16:00 CET (4:00 PM CET)
Anonymity Your name must not be mentioned in the essay
Individuality Entries must be produced exclusively by you for the specific purpose of this competition, and must not have been published elsewhere. No group work.

General Requirements

  • You must be between 18-35 years old (inclusive of both ages);
  • You must have been selected no more than once (or not at all) among the top 10 since 2010.

Essay Category Requirements

Student category
You are a part-time or full-time student (bachelor, master, MBA, or PhD);
Or you are seeking your first opportunity after the completion of your last degree.

Professional category
You are a manager of people, projects, budgets, and/or processes;

  • Or you are a licensed professional;
  • Or you are an entrepreneur or business owner;
  • Or you are a social volunteer or community leader.


A cash prize of € 1,000 (to be handed over at the Awards Ceremony)

The mode of application is online.

Deadline is 24 June at 16:00 CET (4:00 PM CET)

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