Activities & Campaigns

Maritime Economics Essay Competition 2017

To heighten the awareness about Singapore’s maritime industry, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore is launching the Maritime Economics Essay Competition 2017, in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Dialogue which will be held in July 2017.  The Competition is organised by MPA, in collaboration with the Economics Society of Singapore and supported by the Association of Singapore Marine Industries, the Singapore Maritime Foundation and the Singapore Shipping Association.

As the maritime industry is currently facing challenges such as weak global economic conditions, significant structural changes, further changes in mega-alliances, new mergers and acquisitions, and continued excess capacity, we would like to invite young aspiring writers to explore ideas on how the industry can navigate through these challenging times.

All existing students, with valid Student Passes issued by educational institutions based in Singapore, and all National Servicemen Full-time (“NSFs”) between the ages of 17 and 20, both ages inclusive, as of 1 January 2017 may participate in the Competition. 
*Please note that the deadline for the competition has been extended to 5:30pm (Singapore Local Time), 9 June 2017 (Friday).

Kindly refer to the following document for the Entry Form and Terms & Conditions. For enquiries and further clarifications, please contact