Indonesian Challenge on Economic Ideas

About ICEI

Indonesian Challenge on Economic Ideas (ICEI) is a national level essay competition that is held for university student at the undergraduate level. ICEI consists of two big phases. The first phase, Call for Essay, is open for undergraduate students in Indonesia. The top selected 10 teams will be invited to come to Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Gadjah Mada to compete in the second phase that consists of semifinal and final round. ICEI is held to find new and creative ideas as a solution of national and/or global economic problems. This goal distinguishes ICEI from other similar competition in Indonesia. ICEI is a series of events that is designed to give a different and unforgettable competition experience for the participants.


This year, FSDE  introduces “Breaking Through The Middle-Income Trap: Seeking New Paths to Growth” as its grand theme. The committee has also revealed three sub-themes for ICEI. The following sub-themes are:

  1. Boosting Productivity through Human Capital Development
  2. Fostering Innovation to Promote Better Technological Progress
  3. Advancing Infrastructure to Enhance Productive Capacity


Registration Flow

  1. Fill the registration form through the registration link
  2. Scan the Student ID card for each member of the group
  3. Prepare colored photograph with any plain color background (Minimum 500 pixels in JPG or PNG format)
  4. Scan registration form (attached in the guideline) and originality statement of the essay (attached in the guideline) that has been signed by all the group members in a PDF format
  5. Essay should be in a PDF format
  6. Compile all the requirements (point 2 through 5 above) in one file with .rar or .zip format
  7. Name the file with your group name
  8. Send the file through email with subject “ICEI2019_Team Name_University”
  9. Send registration confirmation to Helga (081281825118) with format ICEI2019_Team Name_University”
  10. Registration is open until September 14th, 2019 at 23:59 PM


1st winner       Rp. 8.000.000

2nd winner      Rp. 6.000.000

3rd Winner      Rp. 4.000.000

Best Essay       Rp. 1.000.000

Best Speaker   Rp.    500.000

Download Your Guideline

ICEI is one of the most competitive essay competitions I have ever participated in.  Starting form the topic choices, judges, and events are very insightful.

Ad Astra Per Aspera, 2nd Winner of ICEI 2018

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Contact Person

Kahfi 081252745615
Helga 081281825118