Esri Young Scholars Award - 2018 entries now closed

Are you a university student currently studying geospatial sciences? If so, this is your chance to showcase your GIS research in front of more than 18,000 GIS professionals from around the world.

The Esri Young Scholars Award gives students from across the country the opportunity to be part of the world’s largest spatial technology conference and rub shoulders with the sharpest GIS minds on the planet.

The nationwide competition celebrates excellence in geospatial study, and is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying geospatial science disciplines at universities in Singapore.

How to enter

To be in the running to become the 2018 Young Scholar for Singapore, you need to submit an exciting project or research paper that uses Esri GIS technology*. Your submission must include:

  • Your Young Scholars entry (software development/application or report)
  • A written response (no more than 500 words) outlining the purpose of your project, its value, and why you should be the Singapore Esri Young Scholar
  • An image that illustrates your project or report (e.g. map). The image must be 300dpi and a .pdf or .png file
  • Proof you are currently enrolled as a student at a local university in Singapore – in the form of a letter from your lecturer/tutor and a photocopy of your university ID
  • A signed entry form.


Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and/or innovation
  • Real-world relevancy
  • Application of Esri technology
  • Technical merit

The judging panel will select a number of finalists and the winner, who will be publicly announced as the Singapore Young Scholars on the Esri Singapore website.

The winning student will receive a full conference registration for the 2018 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California taking place from 9 – 13 July 2018, plus hotel accommodation and a daily allowance.

In addition, the winning student will also have the opportunity to display his or her work on the world largest geospatial stage, connect with other Young Scholar recipients, and receive a free ArcGIS for Home Use licence.

2018 entries are now closed.

*View the 2018 competition terms and conditions.

Learn what it’s like to be an Esri Young Scholar

Learn what it’s like to be an Esri Young Scholar

As the local winner of the Esri Young Scholars Award, National University of Singapore student Yan Yingwei was given an opportunity to present his work at the 2016 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California.