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Published Date: 12 January 2017

MAS-ESS Essay Competition 2017

Singapore, 12 January 2017... The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) today launched the 15th MAS-ESS Essay Competition. The theme for this year’s competition is “The Impact of Disruptive Technologies”.

2     Writers should address the challenges posed by new and disruptive technologies, along with implications for employment, competitiveness and the business landscape, and how Singapore will cope with these challenges. 

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 full-time national servicemen who have completed their pre-University education. The following prizes will be awarded for the three best essays.

 First Prize: 


 Second Prize:


 Third Prize:



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 12 May 2017.