Enter the Esri Young Scholars Award

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 16,000 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 and colleges in Indonesia.

How to enter

To be in the running to become the 2017 Young Scholar for Indonesia, 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 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.

Judging

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 2017 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, California taking place from 10 – 14 July 2017. 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.

Esri Young Scholars Award entry form

*View 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, Bandung Institute of Technology student Tombayu Amadeo Hidayat was given an opportunity to present his work at the 2016 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California.