YES Awards

The Young ESOMAR Society (YES!) Award offers you the opportunity to share your most innovative and brilliant ideas in just 60 seconds to a global audience.
Submit a pitch for a chance to showcase your know-how at one of the ESOMAR global events.

Make your voice heard

When you're building your personal brand, you have to make your voice heard. What better place to have it heard at some of the data, research and insights community's best attended and most global events. When you pitch your ideas for the Young ESOMAR Society (YES) Awards, that's exactly what you'll be doing. It's a fantastic opportunity for you to position yourself as one of the emerging rising stars of this community.

ESOMAR YES nominees pass the mic

What's the prize?

If you're out to build your personal brand, the ESOMAR YES Award is a real opportunity to stand out in front of business leaders and data, research and insights professionals from all over the world. Award winners get a number of perks including:

  • Exposure during the event to make your pitch and full presentation

  • Exposure of your performances on ESOMAR's social media and digital channels

  • Finalists get to attend the chosen event free of charge

  • Finalists get one year of Young ESOMAR Society membership for free

  • Recognition by the industry when included in your CV or resume.

How to be the next YES Award winner

Who can enter?
How to make the cut
How do you enter?
It starts with a 60-seconds video pitch
What's the topic?
The sky is the limit
ESOMAR Congress speakers being interviewed

Deadline was extended to Monday June 20th, 2022 but no further submissions are currently being accepted

How it happens during our events

1. Elevator pitch

Your application is a short 60-seconds elevator pitch. If you're selected as a nominee, you have the opportunity to make a 60-seconds pitch to the audience of the event of your choice to earn a chance to make your full presentation.

2. Showtime!

If your presentation is selected by the event attendees, you're halfway there! Now it's showtime, you'll get a chance to present on our mainstage for a full 6m40 Pecha Kucha style presentation in front of senior business leaders.

3. Decision time.

Event attendees have the final word, they will vote on your presentation and should it be strong enough you might have a chance to become an ESOMAR YES award winner and have something to shout about on your CV or resume!

And the 2021 winners are...


Shivani Choksi
Senior Research Associate at Ipsos

Impacting the Market Research Industry with Automated Analyses

Keith Ang

Past winners of the YES Awards

2020 Winners

Time to Destroy the Online Façade

Vardhini Ramesh
Global Business Graduate at Kantar
Joleen Chan
Global Business Graduate at Kantar

2019 Winners

How to catch liars before they lie

Kristen Ball
Global Business Graduate at Kantar

Getting the feels

Debby Ling
Senior Analyst at SKIM

Live lens: Getting closer to consumers

Ellie Inman
Qualitative Research Manager at Sky
Emma Bennett
Qualitative Research Manager at Sky

Be inspired by those who came before you

Discover what's inside a 60-second pitch by looking at some of your predecessors in action!

Young ESOMAR Student Volunteer application

Are you a student, and curious about the data, research, and insights industry? Looking for the perfect platform to get exposure to, and experience with, the industry? Then the Young ESOMAR Student Volunteer programme is for you!

Apply below to travel and join us at one of our global events, and experience the data, research, and insights world first-hand! Want to know more details before applying? Send us an email at

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