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Young ESOMAR Society (YES) Award


Are you 35 or younger? With NEW ideas to share, IMPRESSIVE work to show off and/or EXCITING innovations in the mix?! Why not pitch it at one (or more!) of our international ESOMAR events?!

ESOMAR is thrilled to invite all young professionals (members or not, insights background or not) to take center stage at our global events. Film a 60 second pitch, submit it to one or more events, and if chosen as a finalist, pitch your idea on stage! Delegates will vote for their favourites, the highest ranked of which will be asked back on stage to elaborate on their idea, Pecha Kucha* style!

Deadlines for submissions

Latin America 2019: 14 January

Asia Pacific 2019: 25 February

Congress 2019: 10 June


Congress 2018
What Can We Learn from Tweets and Co. for Open-end Analysis
Selina Pietsch, FactWorks, Germany

Asia Pacific 2018
Leveraging the Peer Group Support System
Lee Lee & Amalina Rashid, Kantar Millward Brown, Malaysia

We want to give as much creative license and liberty to all pitch contenders, and so the theme is simply: IMPACT...including CULTURAL, ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, SCIENTIFIC, SOCIAL and TECHNOLOGICAL.

  • You should be less than 36 years old (35 or younger)
  • ESOMAR members and non-members both welcome
  • Insights/market research background or not, all are welcome
  • If a researcher, both agency and client-side welcome
  • You can collaborate on a submission (more than 1 person) but only 1 person's registration will be covered per submission - others would need to pay the young professional rate
  • You can select more than one event, but please note you will only be allowed to present at one event
  • For Congress there will be 10 finalists and 3 winners. For other events there will be 3 finalists and 1 winner
  • Prepare a short 60-second video pitching your idea and submit it through the online submission form below. See examples of past submissions
  • ESOMAR will contact all applicants within 2 weeks after the deadline date and provide more information on next steps to finalists
  • Finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas on stage at the event
  • Event delegates vote digitally for their top pitcher(s)
  • If your live pitch is voted as a delegate favourite, you will be invited back on stage to elaborate on your idea through a Pecha Kucha* style presentation
  • Good to know: all finalists will be asked to record their Pecha Kucha* presentations to gain extra exposure through ESOMAR social media platforms and additional channels // winner will also be asked to fill-in a short form to outline their ideas in more detail
  • All finalists get free registration to the event AND free YES Pro membership for 1 year
  • Top delegate-voted finalist(s) win more stage time (Pecha Kucha presentation) AND a money prize
  • The top delegate-voted finalist at Congress also wins a trophy