YES Award

Young ESOMAR Society Award
Get speaking!

Are you 30 or younger? Have some great ideas?

Why not pitch one (or more!) for the chance to speak at an ESOMAR event?!

The ESOMAR YES Award offers you the opportunity to share your most innovative and brilliant idea(s) in just 60 seconds to a global audience. Submit a pitch, have it reviewed by the ESOMAR think tank, and the best pitches join us on one of our global stages! The highest rated pitchers (by the delegates of the event) will then be asked back on stage to give a more complete presentation, Pecha Kucha* style! NOTE: our next deadline is 17 JULY for the new Insights Festival (an online taste of what’s usually known in our face-to-face agenda as Congress).

*Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise and fast paced

Whether you’re an ESOMAR member or not, we invite YOU to have YOUR SAY on one of our global stages! Say YES and submit your great idea today!



How do you enter?

Send us a 60 second video of your pitch by the deadline mentioned on the event(s) page. Be as creative as you wish – just be sure your idea is clearly outlined, with the intention of making sure the judges want to hear MORE! Once you submit a pitch, the ESOMAR think tank will review the submissions and choose the finalists.

Everyone who submits a pitch will be contacted with the results of the think tank’s decision no more than two weeks following the deadline. Accepted finalists will then be offered the opportunity to speak and present on stage at their chosen event.


Four ladies were the winners of this year’s YES Award at our ESOMAR Congress 2019 – the Global Data and Insights Summit – in Edinburgh!

“How to catch liars before they lie”
Kristen Bell, Kantar, USA

“Getting the feels”
Debby Ling, SKIM, Singapore

“Live lens: Getting closer to consumers”
Ellie Inman, Sky Broadcasting Group, UK
Emma Bennett, Sky Broadcasting Group, UK

Will you join them?!

Need some inspiration?!

Have a peek at these previously submitted
YES Award pitches to give you an idea of the
creativity, quality, and engagement levels
we are looking for!