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Published Date: 08 January 2015

MAS-ESS Essay Competition 2015

Singapore, 8 January 2015…  The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) today announced the launch of the 13th MAS-ESS Essay Competition. The theme for this year’s competition is “A new economic model for Singapore’s next 50 years”.

2.          Writers should consider what would make a good framework to maintain Singapore’s competitiveness in the next 50 years. Their essays should provide an in-depth analysis on the contemporary challenges facing Singapore, and offer innovative ideas and approaches to securing sustainable and inclusive growth.

3.   The essay competition is open to all pre-university students studying in Singapore regardless of nationality as well as all pre-university Singaporean students studying abroad.  The competition invites submissions from Polytechnics, Centralised Institutes, International Schools, and Junior Colleges as well as from pre-university full-time national servicemen.  The following prizes will be awarded for the three best essays:

First Prize         $3,000
Second Prize     $2,000
Third Prize        $1,000

4.   The terms and conditions as well as entry forms for the MAS-ESS Economic Essay Competition are available on the ESS website ( ). The closing date for the submission of entries is 9 May 2015.