Results Announcement (YSA 2020)


2020 Esri Young Scholars Award Winners (Hong Kong)
Thank you to everyone who submitted interesting and highly professional projects for 2020 Esri Young Scholars Award. Your participation has helped make it a success! The champion will win a trip to attend the Esri User Conference. In addition, the top 3 winners will be awarded a summer internship place at the Urban Renewal Authority.

Champion: Mr. Tsoi Ka Ho, Jason
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Tsoi Ka Ho, Jason from the Department of Geography in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Hong Kong is the champion of 2020 Esri Young Scholars Award for his project titled “Where are the most dangerous road locations in Hong Kong?”.

Learn more about this inspiring and innovative GIS application from the links below:
Story Map Presentation: https://arcg.is/jCWTX
Poster Presentation: click here


Mr. Tsoi Ka Ho, Jason — 2020 Esri Young Scholars Award Champion (Hong Kong)




1st runner up: Mr. Lam Tsun Yeung Justin
Mr. Lam Tsun Yeung Justin from the Department of Urban Planning and Design in the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong is the 1st runner up of 2020 Esri Young Scholars Award for his project titled “Columbaria Shortage”.

Learn more about this inspiring and innovative GIS application from the links below:
Story Map Presentation: https://arcg.is/0Lebmy
Poster Presentation: click here


Mr. Lam Tsun Yeung Justin — 2020 Esri Young Scholars Award 1st runner up (Hong Kong)

2nd runner up: Mr. Chan Tsz Suen Joe
Mr. Chan Tsz Suen Joe from the Department of Environment in the Faculty of Design and Environment at Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong is the 2nd runner up of 2020 Esri Young Scholars Award for his project titled “Ready for ecotourism?”.

Learn more about this inspiring and innovative GIS application from the links below:
Story Map Presentation: https://arcg.is/1LaD1S
Poster Presentation: click here


Mr. Chan Tsz Suen Joe — 2020 Esri Young Scholars Award 2nd runner up (Hong Kong)

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our panel of judges for their valued contribution in choosing the winning entries based on how well they exemplified the competition requirements. The competition would not have run so smoothly without their support.


  • Dr. Ho Leung AU, Head, Department of Applied Science, The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
  • Prof. Adrian BAILEY, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Dr. Weifeng LI, President, Hong Kong Geographic Information System Association
  • Prof. Becky LOO, Professor and Head, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong
  • Prof. John SHI, Head, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Sr. Winnie SHIU, President, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS)
  • Mr. Michael THOMAS, Assistant Professor, Department of Environment, Faculty of Design and Environment, Vocational Training Council (THEi)
  • Prof. Tung FUNG, Department Chairman, Faculty of Geography Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ir. Chi Sing WAI, Managing Director, Urban Renewal Authority
  • Prof. Paulina WONG, Assistant Professor, Science Unit, Lingnan University
  • Prof. Anthony YEH, Chair Professor of Urban Planning and Geographic Information Systems, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
(In alphabetical order of Surname)