Esri Young Scholars Award

The search is on for a talented scholar to showcase their work at the world’s largest spatial technology conference.

Esri Australia, the nation’s leading provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) solutions, is calling on Tertiary students across Australia to enter the Esri Australia Young Scholars Award competition.

One lucky winner will have their work featured in front of thousands of GIS professionals and enthusiasts at the Esri User Conference, held in San Diego.

Open to undergraduate and post graduate students, the Young Scholars Award celebrates excellence, innovation, and creativity in the use of GIS applications to drive positive outcomes across any sector.

Previous award recipients applied spatial thinking to make sense of complex topics including the role of geography in women’s perinatal health, and the impact of socioeconomic factors on COVID-19 outbreaks.

This year’s winning student will choose from one of three amazing prizes – and be set up for success with a complimentary one-year license for Esri’s world-leading ArcGIS technology.

Manager of Esri Australia’s Education program, Jennah Williams says the competition inspires students to apply location intelligence in innovative ways to address challenges that impact industry, government, and communities.

‘GIS technology plays a crucial role in addressing some of the biggest challenges of our time. By taking big data and turning it into actionable insights, GIS is contributing to sustainability efforts, combatting the impacts of climate change and improving our resilience to natural disasters,’ said Williams.

‘Each year this competition uncovers new, innovative spatial minds whose contributions and careers we’re excited to follow into the future.’

Students need to act quickly, as entries to the Esri Young Scholars Award close on Wednesday April 6, 2022.

Competition details are available here: