Esri Young Scholars Award

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 15,000 GIS professionals from around the world.

The Esri Young Scholars Award gives students from across the country the opportunity to attend the world’s largest spatial technology conference – the 2019 Esri User Conference – and network with the keenest GIS minds on the planet.

The national competition celebrates excellence in geospatial sciences, and is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying geospatial disciplines at Australian universities.

As well as receiving an all-access-pass to the world’s biggest spatial event, you will have your work displayed alongside other Young Scholar works from around the world.

Not to mention, you will also have the chance to meet Jack Dangermond – Esri founder and president – when he presents you with your international award.

How to enter

To be in the running to become the 2019 Australian Young Scholar, 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 Australian 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 an Australian university – in the form of a letter from your lecturer/tutor and a photocopy of your university ID
  • A signed entry form.

Send your application to marketing@esriaustralia.com.au.

Judging

Entries will be judged by a panel of experts representing commercial, government and industry sectors – based on the following criteria:

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

The judging panel will select the 2019 Australian Esri Young Scholar, with a public announcement made via Esri Australia’s website and social media channels.

The winning student will then be flown to the 2019 Esri User Conference – to be held in San Diego, California from 8-11 July – and receive a prize package including flights, accommodation and event registration.

* View the 2019 competition terms and conditions.

Judging panel

Brett Bundock

Brett Bundock

Managing Director, Esri Australia

Alan Pearse

Alan Pearse

2017 Esri Australia Young Scholars Award winner

Adrian Darmawan

Adrian Darmawan

2018 Esri Australia Young Scholars Award winner

Ian Handley

Ian Handley

Consultant, Esri Australia

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