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Research Got Talent award 2022 – Entries now open

MEDIA RELEASE: February 17 2022: Entries for the 2022 Research Got Talent Award competition have officially opened.

Now in its third year, the competition is an initiative of the Australian Data and Insights Association (ADIA) and the global ESOMAR Foundation and encourages young professionals to use market research and insights to support local charities and NGOs overcome pressing social issues.

The research aims to assist change in a range of areas including gender inequality, access to justice and education, integration and diversity, environmental issues, and climate change. In addition, for 2022, the Red Cross has partnered with Research Got Talent to provide a project for potential entrants if they do not yet have a charity in mind.

The competition is open to young research professionals aged 18-35, who are ADIA member organisation employees or work for an ESOMAR Australian-based member. The judges are looking for innovative projects that address a prominent social issue and have the potential to make changes to the charity they support.

The Australian winner will attend the ADIA Leaders Forum Conference in May 2022 and is automatically entered into ESOMAR’s global competition, giving them a unique opportunity to present their work to an international audience at the ESOMAR Congress in Toronto, Canada from September 18 – 21 2022.

Samantha Liew and May Chantra from Lewers Research won the RGT competition in 2021 for their entry – Courage to Care – Upstander Program Scoping. The project aimed to equip Courage to Care Victoria with insights to help expand its “Upstander Programs” which address racism, bullying and prejudice – in the schoolyard, workplace, and community.

Commenting on winning the award, Liew said: “RGT provides such an amazing opportunity to make an impact with your charity partner, and to gain industry exposure for both you and your organisation.”

Co-winner Chantra said: “RGT is a great opportunity to work on a cause or social issue close to you and help drive real change. The people and partnerships you get to create with along the way are one of a kind.”

Lewers Research CEO, Lisa Lewers, said: “Increasingly, it’s important to give team members an opportunity to work on projects they are passionate about and find personally fulfilling – RGT provided a fantastic avenue for some of our young researchers to do just that. At the same time, the competition provided a wonderful learning opportunity from both a research skills and stakeholder engagement perspective.”

Entries open on 17 February and close on 4 April 2022. The Australian winners will be announced on 6 May 2022.

To enter or for more information, visit the Research Got Talent online portal at:

ADIA and ESOMAR would like to acknowledge and thank our generous sponsors for supporting this exciting project Giftpay, Lewers Research, Luma Research, Stable Research, and Quality Online Research (QOR).

Research Got Talent entrant briefings will be held in March. To register please email:

*Complimentary registration to ESOMAR Congress – date is subject to COVID-19 and travel restrictions.

Website: ADIA and The ESOMAR Foundation

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