Application Deadline: May 31st, 2024

The 2024 Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest is now open for applications. Organized by the Drucker Society Europe in collaboration with the Drucker Forum, this international essay competition invites participants to delve into a current management topic within the framework of Peter Drucker’s human-oriented management philosophy.


  • Age Range: Open to individuals aged 18 to 35 (inclusive of both ages).
  • Previous Participation: You should not have been a Drucker Challenge Laureate or participated in the Drucker Forum in this capacity before.
  • Essay Category:
    • Student Category:
      • Part-time or full-time student (Bachelors, Masters, MBA, or PhD)
      • Seeking your first opportunity after completing your last degree
    • Professional Category:
      • Manager of people, projects, budgets, and/or processes
      • Entrepreneur or business owner
      • Licensed professional
      • Social volunteer or community leader


  • First Place (Gold): € 2.000
  • Second Place (Silver): € 1.200
  • Third Place (Bronze): € 1.000

Essay Format:

  • Word Count: 1500 to 3000 (excluding footnotes and any graphics) as a PDF or Word document
  • Font Size: 12 points
  • Language: English
  • Anonymity: Your name must not be included anywhere in the essay


  • Entries should be produced exclusively by the participant for the purpose of this competition.
  • Essays must not have been published elsewhere.


  • The essay must be written entirely and exclusively by the participant.
  • Use of tools like Chat-GPT or any Generative AI tools is not allowed. Entries violating this rule will be disqualified.


  • March 10: Submission Opens
  • April 15: Free Virtual Info Session
  • May 31: Submission Deadline
  • Nov. 14–15: Global Peter Drucker Forum
  • Nov. 14: Award Ceremony

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore contemporary management issues and contribute to the legacy of Peter Drucker. Submit your essay by May 31st, 2024, and stand a chance to win exciting prizes.




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