More than 300 years ago the scholar Johann Gottfried Gregorii, called Melissantes, said: "Everybody should explore his own inclination, suitability and efficiency, compare them with the professions in order to find the suitable one among them. A concept that is still highly topical today. The IfT Institute for Talent Development annually sponsors the Melissantum School Award which honors exemplary new and proven career orientation concepts in schools. The Board of Trustees for School-Business Policy decides on the awarding of the prize.

The IfT Institute for Talent Development GmbH has sponsored the Melissantum School Prize for many years. For the first time, video contributions from schools on the subject of career orientation / career choice will be recognized for the current school prize. The Kuratorium Schule-Wirtschaft-Politik decides on the awarding of the prize.

Contest details:

  • Movie length: 1:45 to 2:00 minutes
  • The video contribution should be submitted with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and in MP4 format
  • The closing date for entries is March 31, 2023
  • Please submit via download link (via a transfer service) to

The total prize money is 4,000 euros. The award ceremony will take place in May 2023.











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