October 04th 2021

MCI Earth Day 2022 - Event Planning Competition

Take your chance to become an event manager of the MCI Earth Day 2022!

Are topics like sustainability, ethics, and corporate social responsibility important to you? Do you enjoy planning events? Then you are exactly who we are looking for.

With the MCI Earth Day Event 2022, you will get the unique opportunity to help design an event that will increase the awareness of responsibility and sustainability at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®.

The event will take place on April 22, 2022. Ideas can be submitted in the following categories*:

  • Activities in the lead-up to the MCI Earth Day (e.g. social media campaign)
  • On campus activities in the afternoon of the MCI Earth Day
  • Online activities in the afternoon of the MCI Earth Day

*Submissions in multiple categories are possible

Sustainability, social and environmental responsibility, and ethical behavior are key aspects every MCI student should be aware of. In order to raise awareness about these topics, MCI is planning an institution-wide event that informs about current MCI initiatives, creates engagement, and encourages initiatives and idea generation amongst our students, staff, and the wider community. The initiative will be student-led and is supported by the MCI PRME team.

Find a few people you like working with and form a team of 2-5 students. Brainstorm ideas for an MCI Earth Day 2022 event that raises awareness about the topics mentioned above, and work out a concept addressing the criteria in the checklist below. The event language can contain both German and English elements. Be creative, but realistic! Your aim is to reach as many people as possible with a strong message about PRME, the SDGs, and how YOU as MCI students can make a difference.

TIP: Take care to arrange the time frame in such a way that as many MCI students as possible can attend the event, so that you maximize the number of participants.

The competition is open to all current MCI students. Submission is possible for teams consisting of 2-5 students. Each team can only submit ONE event concept per category.

Create a Powerpoint presentation, selecting the appropriate category and submit your concept via the online submission form.

The presentation

  • must address the criteria outlined in the competition pdfchecklist*
  • should contain no more than 10 slides
  • can be in English or German
  • must be your own, original and unpublished work


*Please note that the checklist above is primarily intended as a guide. For the submission of your event concept, it is not necessary that you have already worked out the individual criteria in detail. In principle, however, the more the better!

The winners will be chosen by a jury consisting of members of the organizing committee, student representation and partners from industry and business. The decisions of the judging panel are binding and final. Detailed scores will not be disclosed to participants.

The following criteria will be applied when judging the power point presentation:

  • Event goals and purpose
  • Communication plan
  • Engagement
  • Logistics
  • #responsible MCI

Following the detailed competition pdfchecklist will help you to increase your chances of winning.

No more than 6 submitted presentations will be selected as finalists by the jury. The finalists will be invited to pitch their event concept on December 1, 2021. Teams will get 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes of Q&A.

The winners will be contacted by e-mail on December 3, 2021 at the latest.

What is the deadline?

Entries will be accepted until November 15, 2021, 24:00 CET.

All submissions will be reviewed and the teams with the best submissions will be invited to present their ideas to the jury on December 1, 2021. Please make sure to save the date in your diary…just in case you are going to be shortlisted.

Online submission form


The winning teams will:

  • receive a prize of € 500 (per team).
  • be able to put their event concept into practice and plan the MCI Earth Day event.
  • get coaching and support from the members of the organizing committee
  • receive a digital badge certifying their achievement and success
Good to know

All students submitting an event concept will be able to have their participation in the contest count as an elective in the badge „Responsible Management“. Check out what else you need to do in order to receive this badge: www.mci4me.at/badges


Then submit here your event concept until November 15, 2021!

Submit event concept

What else do I need to know?

We know, it’s tedious, but make sure you read the fine print here. It explains the terms and conditions you need to be familiar with.

Terms & Conditions

  • Submission date: 15.11.2021
  • Presentation: 01.12.2021
  • Decision: 03.12.2021
  • Event: 22.04.2022

FAQs - MCI Earth Day - Event Planning Competition

The winning teams will be able to implement its own concept. Of course, you as a team will receive support from MCI. The exact form of this support depends on the concept submitted. For example, the MCI could help you find experts or sponsors. MCI will also help you with the logistical organisation of MCI Earth Day.

The search for suitable sponsors would be part of your job, but the MCI PRME team will support you in this and you can use the existing MCI network.

No, MCI would support you in your search for additional staff or volunteers. This task would therefore not be your sole responsibility.

No, you do not have to contact the potential speakers or experts in advance. This can wait until you know that your event concept has been successful and will be implemented at MCI. If you enclose a short list of the speakers/experts you would like to invite, this will give the organizing committee a sufficient overview.

Currently there is no concrete budget yet. This depends on your concept and sponsorship, among other things. However, your proposal should be realistic.

If your submission is shortlisted but you cannot be in Innsbruck on 1 December, it is also possible to present your concept online.


All MCI students, regardless of their study program, can participate in teams of at least 2 and at most 5 students. To take part in the competition, enter all the necessary data in the registration form and upload your concept. Each student can only participate with one submission per category.

Participation in the competition is free of charge. An independent jury will decide on the awarding of prizes. With your participation in the competition you agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by the following conditions. You agree to accept the decisions of the jury as final. Legal recourse is excluded.

MCI reserves the right to exclude individual participants from the competition if they violate the conditions of participation

The competition can be cancelled by the organizers at any time without giving reasons.


Submissions are possible from October 15, 2021 to November 15, 2021.


November 15, 2021 | Closing date for submissions:
December 1, 2021 | jury meeting & presentation at MCI (or online)
December 3, 2021 | Announcement of the winning teams
January 2022 | Start of preparation MCI Earth Day event


The evaluation criteria are available pdfhere.


When entering this contest, you will be asked to enter your name and e-mail address in an online form managed by MCI. This information will be used solely for the purpose of administering the competition and will be disclosed only to the members of the jury and the MCI PRME organizational team.

Should you win the competition or be shortlisted (second & third place), you agree that your name and any images / photos used in the selection process may be used in communications (e.g. press release, internal newsletter, website, etc.) of MCI.

If you have any questions, please contact us at earthday@mci.edu.

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