Who can compete?

Who can compete?

Check your eligibility and prepare documents.

To be eligible, you must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  • Born in 1988 or later

Make sure to 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 enrolment in a graduate/postgraduate level programme as of 1 February 2018 (download sample document here
  • Your contribution file with no indication of your name in the file name, the file metadata or the file itself

Qualify with an excellent essay.

The competition of 2017 is closed, the competition for the St. Gallen Symposium in 2018 starts in autumn 2017.

We expect a professional, creative and thought-provoking essay. Be bold and unconventional! The following criteria must be met:

 Form Essay (max. 2,100 words)
 Language English
 Deadline 1 February 2018, 11:59 p.m. last time zone (UTC-12)
 Anonymity Your name 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
 Citation All sources must be cited and referred to the respective part in the essay
Topic: «Beyond the end of work»

The 48th St. Gallen Symposium will take a look at the future execution of work, assess the impact as well as new possibilities that come with this change and inspire the participants to think beyond.

> read the topic briefing

Winners

Meet this and previous year's winners and read their contributions.

> see the winners