The Asian Institute of Hospitality Management brings Swiss-style education to the heart of Asia. Founded by Minor Hotels, one of the fastest growing hospitality companies, in association with Les Roches, a renowned leader in education, AIHM provides a world-class learning experience for future leaders in hospitality, tourism and entrepreneurship.

We are proud to launch our inaugural essay competition, open not just to our students but to students around the world. We’re looking for independent thought, depth of knowledge, clear reasoning, critical analysis and persuasive style.

Enter your essay by Thursday, 30 September 2021 (23.59 Thailand time) and be in to win prizes worth up to USD 1,000!
2021 ESSAY TOPIC:
WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF AN EFFECTIVE LEADER?
Deadline: 30/09/2021
Category:
  • Junior category (up to age 15): no more than 500 words
  • Senior category (up to age 18): no more than 700 words
Prizes:

Junior category:

  • 1st prize: Minor Hotels e-gift card of USD 1,000*
  • 2nd prize: Minor Hotels e-gift card of USD 750*
  • 3rd prize: Minor Hotels e-gift card of USD 500*

Senior category:

  • 1st prize: Minor Hotels e-gift card of USD 1,000*
  • 2nd prize: Minor Hotels e-gift card of USD 750*
  • 3rd prize: Minor Hotels e-gift card of USD 500*

*For more information about e-gift cards in terms of how and where to use, please click here.

Essay Guidelines

Judging Criteria

Key dates:

Committee

Frequently Asked Questions
No, you must be no more than 18 years old for seniors / 15 years old for juniors on 30 September 2021, the competition deadline.
We accept any school ID, national ID or passport. Please be assured that information shared with us will remain confidential.
No, participation is free of charge.
No, essays must strictly obey the word count in order to qualify.
No, the word count comprises the essay only.
No, a cover page is not required. Simply include your name and essay title at the top of the first page.
There are no rules regarding formatting. However, your essay should be submitted in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
If you quote either directly or indirectly from another source, include references at the end of the essay. These do not contribute towards the word count.
We do not accept entries by mail or email. Please submit your essay through the online registration page.
No, only one entry per person is accepted.
Yes, all participants will receive a certificate of participation. We will send an e-certificate via email two weeks after the competition.
No, you can neither edit the information or your essay so please ensure that all information you fill in is correct.
No, please read how to use your e-gift here.
submission form

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I confirm that all work is my own with references appropriately cited. I understand that plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification. I agree to transfer copyright of this essay to AIHM upon submission, and to be publicly identified by name if I win.

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