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Published Date: 19 December 2022

MAS-ESS Essay Competition 2022

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Singapore, 19 December 2022…The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) today launched the MAS-ESS Essay Competition 2022. To encourage debate on the future economic direction of Singapore, the theme for this year’s competition is “The Future of Singapore: What new industries could sustain and grow Singapore’s economy, and create good jobs?”.

2.  Submissions should explore possible new or evolving industries on the horizon that can be developed in Singapore to create jobs and economic value, consider the ecosystem and infrastructure that would be required and the polices to be put in place to foster that ecosystem.  

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. MAS and ESS invite submissions from Polytechnics, Centralised Institutes, International Schools, and Junior Colleges as well as from full-time national servicemen. The following prizes will be awarded for the three best essays:

  • First Prize:      S$3,000
  • Second Prize: S$2,000
  • Third Prize:      S$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 14 April 2023.