Drucker Challenge at a Glance

The Global Peter Drucker Challenge is an essay and video contest for students and professionals up to the age of 35. Organized by the Peter Drucker Society Europe, the contest aims at raising awareness of the works and ideas of Peter Drucker among young people – the new generation poised to build on a management philosophy that puts the human being at its center. In 2014 we invite you to submit an essay and/or a video covering the theme "Lost in Digital Wonderland – Finding a Path in the Global Knowledge Society" – with particular emphasis on personal insights and forward looking perspectives that have the potential to inspire others.

Read the rules and
theme & context

Create a short video
(presentation or other production)

Sign up as participant
and upload your video

Win a trip to vienna
and EUR 1.000 in cash

An international, renowned judging panel selects the 10 finalists  in the "essay" category - among them the Winner of the Drucker Challenge Essay Award -
while In the category "video" the 10 finalists and the Winner of the Drucker Challenge Video Award will be identified by means of a public online voting process.
We are looking forward to receiving your essays from April 1 to July 1, and your videos from April 15 to July 15 (please scroll down for more information)

The Drucker Challenge is designed to complement and enrich the interdisciplinary exchange of views and ideas at the Global Peter Drucker Forum – an annual conference aimed at advancing the development of management thinking and practice in order to respond to the changing requirements in our societies.
This year, the contest is in line with the theme of the 6th Global Peter Drucker Forum "The Great Transformation – Managing our Way to Prosperity".
The conference will be held in Vienna on 13 and 14 November 2014.

Essay Contest

Essay Contest

Length of essay: 1500 to 3000 words
Open to two categories:
Students and professionals (managers, entrepreneurs) up to the age of 35

Start upload: April 1
End upload: July 1, 16:00 CET

Winners identified: August 29

 Upload your essay

Video Contest

Video Contest

Duration of video: 30 sec. to 3 min.
Open to: students, managers, entrepreneurs, artists/creatives
up to the age of 35

Start upload: April 15
Start public online voting: July 15, 16:00 CET
Best of 16: August 5, 16:00 CET
Winners identified:August 29, 16:00 CET

 Upload your video