The 2013 Drucker Challenge essay and Video Contest is now open to youth around the world. Participants in the Challenge are invited to submit either an essay or a video – or both, to maximize their chances of winning.
Both contests are designed to complement and enrich the interdisciplinary exchange of views and ideas at the annual Global Peter Drucker Forum. This year’s event in Vienna (14-15 Nov 2013) focuses on the theme of Managing Complexity. To maximize your chances of winning they encourage you to also participate in the video contest.
Worth of Awards
Prizes are awarded to the best 40 entries, including a cash prize of EUR 1,000 to the first-prize winners in the essay respectively video contest. The overall winner in the essay and video contest is awarded a cash price of EUR 4,000. Prizes are awarded to the top winner and the runners-up in the two categories as well as up to more 24 authors of papers.
The top winner: 1st place in the students and the managers/entrepreneurs category is awarded:

  • A cash prize of € 1,000
  • Registration to the 5th Global Peter Drucker Forum on Nov. 14 – 15, 2013, including
  • Waived conference fee;
  • 11th to 15th place: (no ranking) in the students and in the managers/entrepreneurs category are awarded:
  • Registration to the 5th Global Peter Drucker Forum on Nov. 14-15, 2013, including
  • Waived conference fee;
  • Travel expenses to Vienna (airfare plus 3 nights conference hotel);
  • Invitation to the Speakers reception on Nov. 13;
  • Invitation to the Gala Dinner on Nov 14 with awards ceremony;
  • Conference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue;
  • The opportunity to participate in a panel/workshop;
  • Publication of essays on www.druckerchallenge.org;
  • One year free membership with Peter Drucker Society Europe;
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

The runners-up: 2nd and 3rd place in the students and the managers/entrepreneurs category are awarded:
Registration to the 5th Global Peter Drucker Forum on Nov. 14 – 15, 2013 including

  • Waived conference fee;
  • Travel expenses to Vienna (airfare plus 3 nights conference hotel);
  • Invitation to the Speakers reception on Nov. 13;
  • Invitation to the Gala Dinner on Nov 14 with awards ceremony;
  • Conference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue;
  • The opportunity to participate in a panel/workshop (dependent on program status);
  • Publication of essays on www.druckerchallenge.org;
  • One year free membership with PDSA/PDSE;
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review.

4th to 10th place: in the students and in the managers/entrepreneurs category are awarded:

  • Registration to the 5th Global Peter Drucker Forum on Nov. 14-15, 2013, including·         Waived conference fee;
  • Invitation to the Speakers reception on Nov.13;
  • Invitation to the Gala Dinner on Nov.14 with awards ceremony;
  • Conference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue;
  • Publication of essays on www.druckerchallenge.org;
  • One year free membership with PDSA/PDSE
  • Invitation to the Gala Dinner on Nov.14 with awards ceremony;
  • Conference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue

The overall winner in the essay and the video contest is awarded:

  • A cash prize of € 4,000
  • Registration to the 5th Global Peter Drucker Forum on Nov. 14-15, 2013, including
  • Waived conference fee;
  • Travel expenses to Vienna (airfare plus 3 nights conference hotel);
  • Invitation to the Speakers reception on Nov. 13;
  • Invitation to the Gala Dinner on Nov 14 with awards ceremony;
  • onference documents; buffet lunches and coffee breaks at the conference venue;
  • The opportunity to participate in a panel;
  • Airing of video at the 2013 Drucker Forum;
  • Publication of essay on www.druckerchallenge.org;
  • One year free membership with Peter Drucker Society Europe;
  • One-year-all-access subscription to Harvard Business Review

Eligibility

  • This year they invite students, managers and entrepreneurs under 35 to reach beyond the traditional realm of business – to the Arts and Sciences, to help unleash your ideas.
  • Open to: Students, managers, entrepreneurs, artists/creatives under 35

How to Apply

  • Declaration of interest
    Please communicate your intention to participate and direct any question to Shane Whittington: [email protected]
  •  You have 1.500 to 3. 000 words to tell them what innovators can learn from Arts and Sciences.
  • For the Video contest (Show me what you see), Length of video: 30 sec. to 3 min.
  • Upload your video until July 1

Here are just some of the questions you might address:

  • What can managers learn from artists and scientists,
    who are continuously challenged with regard to inspiration and imagination?
  • How can we “free up” the creative potential within organizations?
  • How can we best stimulate creativity and innovation? What are the inhibitors in most organizations—and how can we best surmount them?
  • How can we ensure that the high level of creativity that has been observed among pre-school students get protected and preserved throughout all the years of their education, and into their careers?
  • How can our overwhelming flows of information (up to the level of Big Data) coexist with creative thinking?
  • Are machines taking over creativity?
  • How can we make cities the hotspots of creativity?
  • How do you see the balance between creativity and empirical analysis in solving complex problems?
  • Is management an art or science? Why?
  • What work of literature or fine art holds the greatest management lessons?

Deadline: submit an essay (1,500-3,000 words) or a three-minute video or both until July 1, 2013
Online voting starts from July 1 to Sept. 2
The winners’ list will be published on www.druckerchallenge.org and
in the Drucker Society Europe Newsletter.
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