Economic Society of Singapore

Asia’s Role in the Global Economy and the International Financial System

MAS-ESS Essay Competition 2005/2006
“Asia’s Role in the Global Economy and the International Financial System”

Dear Students:

Once again, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) invite entries for the MAS-ESS Economics Essay Competition 2005/2006. Held annually, the Essay Competition seeks to promote economic literacy and encourage a wider debate on economic policy and financial issues in Singapore.

The Essay title is “Asia’s Role in the Global Economy and the International Financial System”.

Competition Criteria

The Competition is open to all students studying in Singapore and all Singaporeans studying abroad. There are two categories of entries. The Pre-University category admits submissions from Polytechnic, Centralised Institute and Junior College students, as well as from national servicemen (NSF). The University category admits submissions from students pursuing tertiary education.

All entrants must comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Competition. The Competition will run for about three months beginning 23rd November 2005. All essays must be accompanied by a completed entry form and a 300-word summary, which must be received no later than 23rd February 2006.

Prizes

The following awards will be given to the winning essays:

University Category Pre-University Category
First Prize
$5,000
$2,000
Second Prize
$2,000
$1,000
Third Prize
$1,000
$500

First prize winners will also be given the opportunity of an internship posting with the MAS.

In addition, all Winners will be invited to attend the Competition’s Award Ceremony, held in conjunction with theESS Annual Dinner.

Winning essays will be selected by a panel of judges comprising representatives from the ESS, MAS, private sector and government ministries.

How do I enter the Competition and submit my entry? 

1. Please read the Competition’s Terms & Conditions.
2. Entries can be submitted either online or via post. Refer to Terms & Conditions for details.
3. All entries are to be accompanied with the relevant Entry Forms available for download on the ESS website.

Download Entry Form for Pre-University Category

Download Entry Form for University Category