Esri Young Scholar Award

NZ Esri Young Scholar

Submissions are now open for the NZ Esri Young Scholar Award 2019.

The NZ Esri Young Scholar Award enables one NZ Scholar to showcase a GIS Project they have completed with excellence on an international scale at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA, United States of America. The 2019 NZ Esri Young Scholar will also connect with other Young Scholars from around the world and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the huge international Esri User Conference itself, an unforgettable experience. The GIS project that is submitted for the Award can include comprehensive research papers, software development, impactful maps, and apps that promote education, conservation, disaster response, and urban planning.

Are you a student using Esri's ArcGIS to complete a project or to conduct a research project? Then you may be eligible to apply to be New Zealand's Esri Young Scholar.

Eagle Technology, the distributor for Esri in New Zealand, is seeking entries for this prestigious award. The winner will receive:

  • Registration for Esri Education Summit @ Esri UC and Esri International User Conference, San Diego
  • Travel, accommodation and meal costs (to a maximum of 7 nights)
  • Award and photo with Jack Dangermond, President, Esri
  • An ArcGIS Personal Use License

The award is presented at a Special Achievement in GIS award ceremony during the week of the Esri UC 2019, July 8 – 12, San Diego, CA.

What you need to know:

  • You must be aged 30 or younger
  • You must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a New Zealand university 2019 OR have graduated from a New Zealand University in 2018

How should you apply?

Submit your entry to by 5pm, 10 April, 2019.

Your submission should include*:

  • A brief summary of your project and how you used ArcGIS in one or more of the following areas of benefit:
  1. Furthering Scientific Knowledge, in a relevant area of study such as marine biology, geography, geology etc.
  2. Better decision making, using GIS to allow an organisation or individual to make more informed decisions based upon locational data and analysis, possibly combined with non GIS information.
  3. Improved communication, GIS based maps and visualisations greatly assist in understanding situations and reporting. Using GIS as a means of sharing information between different departments, disciplines, and the public.
  4. Better geographic information recordkeeping, Geographic accounting whether it be zoning, population census, forest inventories or land ownership etc.
  5. Managing geographically, GIS is becoming essential to understand what is going on. Using GIS to improve understand of a process such as development of a landform, environmental impact of chemical discharge, spread of disease.
  • An A2 or larger poster illustrating your maps and summarising your use of GIS technology in your project (PDF or PNG format at 300 dpi resolution)
  • A self-photo (head and shoulders) at minimum 300 dpi resolution

*A link to a downloadable file on Dropbox or similar is acceptable

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Winner of the 2018 Esri Young Scholar Award

Daniel Surkalim of The University of Auckland is the Winner of the 2018 NZ Esri Young ScholarAward. As the recipient of this award Daniel will be attending the Esri Education Summit and Esri User Conference in San Diego in July 2018. Daniel’s winning project used ArcGIS to explore the relationship between life expectancy and living near major Auckland public transport hubs. If you would like to learn more about Daniel’s project see details on our BLOG. Well done, Daniel!

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