ADIA > Research Got Talent 2021 winners announced

Research Got Talent 2021 winners announced

4 May 2021

The Australian Data and Insights Association (ADIA, formerly AMSRO) and the global ESOMAR Foundation today announced the Australian winner for the Research Got Talent Award 2021 competition.

The Research Got Talent (RGT) competition, run in conjunction with the International Market Research Day (#IMRD), encourages young professionals to use market research and insights to support local charities and NGOs to overcome pressing social issues.

The RGT winners for 2021 are Samantha Liew and May Chantra from Lewers Research for their entry – Courage to Care – Upstander Program Scoping in association with Courage to Care Victoria (C2C) – a project that aims to equip C2C with insights it needs to help expand its Upstander Programs which address racism, bullying and prejudice – in the schoolyard, workplace and community.  

The research projects in the RGT competition aim to assist change in various areas, including gender inequality, access to justice and education, integration and diversity, environmental issues, and climate change. The young researchers were required to submit a project proposal about the problem facing the charity/ NGO and how they would conduct research to assist it in overcoming this issue. Entries were required to reflect a relevant, innovative, and impactful research design project that assesses the organisation’s specific issue.

Liew and Chantra will now complete the project with Courage To Care Victoria and enter their final report as Australia’s entry into ESOMAR’s global competition. Winners from each region (participating in the worldwide competition) will present their work to an international audience at ESOMAR Congress in September.

The other finalists for 2021 were:

  • Sandra Kowalski from Bastion Insights for the entry Because No One Tells You in association with the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)  
  • Samuel Carrick and Alice Harris from FiftyFive5 for their entry Project Panda in association with WWF Australia.

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