Student voices on Responsible Management Education

YOU are the responsible business leaders of tomorrow. Add your voice to help shape the education you need. Submit your video and receive the “Student Voice for Responsible Management Education Video Award” at the 5th PRME Research Conference in Cologne, Germany.

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Create a short video (max. 2 minutes) in which you show why responsible management education is important and how responsible management education can best work for you.
In other words: What should your university do, or what is it already doing, to embed responsible management education in your courses, programs and extracurricular activities and to educate you to be a responsible leader?

And the Winners are

The Jury has decided..

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Terms & Conditions

Responsible Management Education means that business schools integrate topics such as sustainability, ethics, and corporate social responsibility in their curricula and research programs. It also includes student led initiatives, social engagement and extracurricular activities and events.

What is PRME?

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007. Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.

Further information:


The members of the initiative are organized in various regional groups ("chapters"). For the German speaking region Germany, Austria, Switzerland this is the PRME Chapter DACH.

5th Responsible Management Education Research Conference

The DACH Chapter organizes regular events and other activities for its members and the interested public, including the PRME Research Conference. This event is a platform for all members of the PRME network and researchers in the field of responsible management education and takes place every two years in the DACH area.

Further information: 5th Responsible Management Education Research Conference

Winners (up to 3 entries):

  • The winning teams will receive the “Student Voice for RME Award” at a special award ceremony during the 5th Responsible Management Education Research Conference in Cologne on 12 & 13 November 2018*.
  • The conference fee will be free for winners. Participating institutions may opt to support their winning teams’ costs to travel to Cologne, however participation is not necessary to win the contest.
  • The winning videos will be screened at one of the plenary conference events.
  • The winning videos will be featured in several communications to the world-wide PRME community: your voices will be heard across the world and you will be advocates for responsible management education.
  • Winners will receive vouchers for a shop selling fair-trade products in their region.
  • Winners will receive an official certificate recognizing their award.

*Please note: participation at the Conference is voluntary. If it is not possible for the winners to travel to the conference, all efforts will be made to enable them to attend the award ceremony virtually via web-conferencing.

Shortlisted videos (runners-up)*

  • Students whose videos are shortlisted will receive a voucher for a shop selling fair-trade products in their region.
  • Their videos will be screened as part of a session at the 5th RME Research Conference.
  • Shortlisted videos will also be communicated to the world-wide PRME community: your voices will be heard across the world and you will be advocates for responsible management education.
  • Runners-up will receive a digital badge certifying their runner-up success.

*The number of runners-up selected will depend on the overall number of submissions.

All submissions

  • All submissions will be added to a YouTube Channel and advertised across the PRME Community worldwide - you will be an advocate for responsible management education internationally.
  • All participants will receive a digital badge certifying their participation*.

*you will need to opt in if you wish to receive a digital badge.

Who can participate?

All students from participating higher education institutions are eligible to submit a video.

Submission is possible for individual students or teams (maximum of 5 students per video). Each student or team can only submit ONE video.

How can I participate?

Create your video, upload it to YouTube, tag it #PRME4us, and submit your link and all other relevant information via the online submission form at  You can find out how you can create a YouTube account in the section “Handy Hints”.

What do I need to consider when I create my video?

Your video

  • must be in English
  • must be no longer than 2 minutes
  • must be your own, original and unpublished work
  • must not infringe any copyright law (so if you use pictures, music, etc. that are not your own, make sure you have the right to use - see also Helpful Resources)

When is the deadline?

Entries will be accepted until 14 October 2018, 24:00 h CET.

Save the date: keep the 12 & 13 November free in your diary … just in case you win!

What rights do I grant the organisers?

By submitting a video, you understand and agree that the organising institutions shall have the right to publish, broadcast, distribute and use in perpetuity and without limitation the video file or parts thereof you submit. You agree that your name and video can be used for news, publicity, information, advertising, and promotional purposes by the organising institutions without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. You agree to provide the video file to the organising committee if asked, for example to be re-used in a “best of” or summary version regarding the contest.

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 (see “Terms & Conditions”).

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be applied when judging the video submissions:

  • Inspiration (does your vision inspire others at your university, including your peers? Is it a call to action?)
  • Originality (does your video have a unique and original message?)
  • Creativity (is your video creative in design, form, and content?)
  • Relevant (does your video address the topic of the contest?)
  • Compliance with the rules (does your video comply with the requirements: lenght, language, upload, copyright, etc.)


The winners will be chosen by a jury consisting of staff from the organising partner institutions. The decisions of the judging panel are binding and final. Detailed scores will not be disclosed to participants.

 How many videos will win?

Up to three (3) submitted videos will be selected as finalists by the jury. The finalists will be invited to attend the 5th RME Research Conference and will be recognised at a conference event (if they are not able to attend, every effort will be made to include them via web-conferencing). A number of runners-up will also be selected. The number of runners-up depends on the overall number of submissions.

How will winners be contacted?

The winners will be contacted by the organising committee in the second half of October at the email address submitted via the submission form. Should we not receive a reply from one of the winners within a three (3) days, the prize will be awarded to the submission next on the ranked shortlist.

Here is a little checklist to help you increase your chances of winning:

  • Address the topic
  • Be clear and concise in your message
  • Get to the point quickly - there is no need to repeat topic or introduce yourself
  • Make sure sound and image quality are clear so we can see and hear you
  • Follow the rules
  • Keep to the maximal length of 2 minutes
  • Remember that your video must be in English
  • Try to make your video visually attractive
  • Don’t read from a script in a monotone voice

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