Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest for Students & Young Entrepreneurs

Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest for Students & Young Entrepreneurs


  • The Drucker Challenge is an international essay competition held annually by the Drucker Society Europe, in conjunction with the Drucker Forum. The Challenge explores a current topic in management – typically related to the theme of the Forum – in the context of Peter Drucker’s human-oriented management philosophy.

  • As a Winner you receive a cash prize of € 2.000, if you are Silver awarded € 1.200, and if you are Bronze awarded € 1.000.

    General requirements

  • You must be 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. However, you can participate in the 2022 Contest (if still under the age of 35).

  • If you were previously a student (as per your application form) and are now embarking on a career at a university;

  • If you were previously a student (according to your application form) and meanwhile moved on to become a manager or entrepreneur.

    Essay category requirements

  • You can submit one essay to participate as either a student or manager or entrepreneur (please mention your main occupation in the submission form).

    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.

  • An entrepreneur or business owner.

  • Licensed professional.

  • Social volunteer or community leader.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest for Students & Young Entrepreneurs

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