Entries for the Research Got Talent Award are now open. It is the first time the competition – which encourages young professionals to use research to assist charities and NGOs – has been launched in Australia.
Entries for the Research Got Talent Award competition, the Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) and the global ESOMAR Foundation’s exciting new venture, have officially opened.
The competition, which has launched in Australia for the first time, encourages young professionals to use market research and insights to support local charities and NGOs overcome pressing social issues.
The research aims to assist change in a range of areas including gender inequality, access to justice and education, integration and diversity, environmental issues and climate change.
Finalists will get the chance to showcase their work to national industry leaders at the AMSRO Leaders Forum in Sydney on May 6, with one winner selected and entered into ESOMAR’s global competition. Winners from the global competition will take to the stage in Toronto at the ESOMAR Congress 2020 to present their work to an international audience.
The competition is open to young research professionals aged 18-35, who are AMSRO member organisation employees or work for an ESOMAR Australian-based member (individual or corporate). Entrants can work individually or in a pair.
Sarah Campbell, AMSRO Executive Director, said: “The Research Got Talent Award competition is a great avenue for young researchers who want to make a difference. Our judges are looking for projects that are innovative, address a prominent social issue and have the potential to make changes to the charity they support. We are calling on all AMSRO and ESOMAR members to get behind this competition – don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate your employees and company on the national and global stage.”
Entries open at 9.00am 3 February and close at 5.00pm on 30 March 2020.
To enter, visit the Research Got Talent online portal at: https://www.amsro.com.au/
Winners receive return flights (departing from an Australian capital city to Toronto, Canada) and free admission to the ESOMAR Congress. A cash prize is offered to the winner of the global competition.
The Research Got Talent initiative was pioneered by market research associations in India and Hong Kong and saw great success in connecting a range of stakeholders and ultimately showcasing the positive impact of the insights sector.
AMSRO and ESOMAR would like to acknowledge and thank our generous sponsors for helping make this exciting initiative possible – Lewers, Luma Research and LUCID.
In support of those people affected by the recent bushfire crisis, 50% of all entry fees received will be donated to The Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
A Research Got Talent entrant briefing will be held in Sydney on Tuesday 25 February and in Melbourne on Wednesday 26 February. See the RGT website for details.
For more information, visit: https://www.amsro.com.au/