Esri Young Scholars Award - 2018 entries now closed

Esri Indonesia: Esri Young Scholar AwardAre 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 plane

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

How to enter

To be in the running to become the 2018 Young Scholar for Indonesia, you need to submit an exciting project or research paper that uses Esri GIS technology* by 16 April 2018. Your submission must include:

  • Your Young Scholars entry (software development/application or report)
  • A written response in English (no more than 500 words) outlining the purpose of your project, its value and why you should be the Indonesia 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 university in Indonesia – 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 innovation
  • Real-world relevance
  • Application of Esri technology
  • Technical merit

The three finalists will receive paid travel to the Esri Indonesia office to present their work in front of the judging panel, and a complimentary training voucher worth up to US$990.

The winning student will receive a fully paid trip to the 2018 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, California taking place from 9 – 13 July 2018. This includes return flight, airport transfers, hotel accommodation, conference registration and a daily allowance.

The winning student will have the opportunity to display their work on the world’s largest geospatial stage, connect with other Young Scholars and receive a free ArcGIS for Home Use licence.

2018 entries are now closed.

*View the 2018 terms and conditions.

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