Who can enter?

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.

Entries open February 3 and close on March 30, 2020.

What do you win?

– The winning entry will receive economy-class return airfare (departing from Australian capital city) to Toronto, Canada
– A free entry pass to the ESOMAR Congress
– Eligible to enter the ESOMAR Global RGT competition (cash prize value TBC)

Note – Winner/s must be able to travel and attend the ESOMAR Congress 13-16 Sept 2020 (in Toronto, Canada).

What is the age bracket?

As the initiative focuses particularly on young market researchers, ‘young’ in this context shall mean between 18 and 35 years of age. Anyone within this age bracket may participate, including students.

How many in a team?

A single entrant or a pair per company permitted. (No limitation on the number of entries per company).

Who selects the Charity/NGO project?

Entrants are required to nominate a charity/NGO and project of choice.

The project should meet the following criteria: The overarching theme of the RGT initiative is The Role of Market Research and Insights in supporting Charities /Non-Profits in overcoming relevant and meaningful social issues. This is the theme against which all submitted research projects will be assessed. Social issues to be addressed might include:
– Gender equality
– Access to Justice
– Access to Education
– Improving the lives of persons with disabilities
– Improving the lives of children
– Environmental and Climate change
– Integration

Additional criteria:

– It must be an Australian based charity
– The project must be conducted and completed between May 11 to July 31, 2020
– The Charity/NGO must be prepared to share the project results and findings with Industry and potentially media outlets
– Entry must not exceed a project budget of $30,000 (total).

Can entrants work with a Charity/NGO already affiliated with their company (i.e. employer)?


What are the judges looking for?

Young researchers are required to submit a project proposal about the issue facing the Charity/ NGO and how they will conduct research to assist them to overcome this issue.

Each entry will be judged on:

– Relevance of the proposed project
– Impact of the proposed project in addressing the Charity/NGO’s specific issue
– It is not a requirement that projects have an innovative idea, however, if the project proposes an innovative approach to the problem and provides an improvement to already existing ideas, it will be noted positively in the evaluation.

Further details regarding the judging criteria can be found in the Entry Kit (see button below). 

What methodology can be used?

The project proposal and research report may adopt traditional research methods as well as new research methods, including data analysis and analytics.

How do I enter?

Entrants are required to complete and submit the RGT entry form which can be found here.

What does it cost to enter?

Entry fee of $200 per person/pair (+GST) is payable to AMSRO. (AMSRO will invoice each team/company.)
Who covers the cost of the fieldwork for the winning research project?
Sponsorship will be provided by industry supporters to cover the project cost of fieldwork (max. field work value is $3500).  Please note – projects should not exceed $30,000 in total.

What are the key dates?

–  Entries open February 3 and close on March 30, 2020

Briefings for entrants will be held in Sydney and Melbourne 

SYDNEY BRIEFING: Tuesday 25 February 2020

TIME: 4.00 – 5.30PM

LOCATION: STABLE RESEARCH – 862 Elizabeth St, Waterloo NSW 2017

RSVP required to: jennifer@amsro.com.au

MELBOURNE BRIEFING: Wednesday 26 February 2020

TIME: 4.00 – 5.30PM

LOCATION: LUMA RESEARCH – Level 4/17 William St, Richmond VIC 3121

RSVP required to:michelle.bassili@lumaresearch.com

Additional State and Territory briefings will be conducted via telephone as required. 

– The first-round judging will be held in April 2020
– Shortlisted entrants present to industry leaders at the AMSRO Leaders Forum in Sydney on Wednesday 6 May 2020 and are required to cover their own travel and expenses
– Winning project to be in field and completed by July 31, 2020
– Winner will be entered into the ESOMAR Global RGT competition
– Winner to attend ESOMAR Congress 2020

If you require further details please contact Sarah Campbell, Executive Director, AMSRO – sarah@amsro.com.au

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