Ready to take the world by storm?

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

About the Young Scholars Award

The Esri Young Scholars Award gives students and fresh graduates 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 undergraduates and fresh graduates from geospatial science disciplines at universities and colleges in Indonesia.

How to enter

To be in the running for Indonesia's 2020 Young Scholar, submit your research or awe-inspiring project that uses Esri GIS technology* by March 8, 2020. It should include:

  • Your Young Scholar entry (software development/application or report)
  • A written essay in English (no more than 500 words) outlining the objective of your project, its value proposition, and why you should be Esri Indonesia's Young Scholar
  • An image that illustrates your project or report (e.g. map). The image must be 300dpi, and a .pdf or .png file
  • Submit your project at this link:


Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Real-world relevance
  • Application of Esri technology
  • Technical excellence

Esri Indonesia will invite and cover the travel expenses for three shortlisted entrants to present their work in front of a panel of judges at the Esri Indonesia Office, Menara 165, Jl. TB Simatupang Kav. 1, 6th Floor, Jakarta.

The winning student will receive a fully paid trip to the 2020 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California taking place from 13 to 17 July 2020. This includes return flights, airport transfers, hotel accommodation, conference registration, and a daily allowance.

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

*View the terms and conditions.

For more information about the Esri Young Scholar Award, please contact an education specialist.