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Student Essay Competition for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award 2013


Dear students,

Would you like to discuss the world’s most pressing issues with top decision-makers like Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Robert Dudley, Prof. Niall Ferguson, Christine Lagarde, Giorgos Papandreou, Sir David Tang or Ratan Tata? Are you interested in competing with the world’s brightest students?

If your answer to these questions is “yes”, seize your opportunity and qualify as “Leader of Tomorrow” for the St. Gallen Symposium through the student essay competition for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s premier platform for intergenerational dialogue. The 43rd St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 30 April–3 May 2013 under the topic Rewarding Courage.

The submission deadline for the competition is 1 February 2013. The authors of the 100 best contributions qualify for the St. Gallen Symposium, which includes the following highlights:

-      Free participation as “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 43rd St. Gallen Symposium

-      Meet 600 distinguished entrepreneurs, top managers, politicians and scientists from more than 60 nations

-      Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds

-      Expenses covered (flight, board and lodging)

-      Chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, endowed with EUR 20,000.–, including a speech in front of the assembled plenum 

You are encouraged to apply for the competition at You may also forward the information about this opportunity to your fellow students and friends as they might be interested in competing for this unique experience as well.

For further information on the 43rd St. Gallen Symposium, you can watch the video trailer under;feature=share&list=PL05930951389E8545 or to visit the website  And some details are attached. 

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