ITS (UK) launches Early Careers Essay Competition for 2021

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association, ITS (UK) has launched this year’s essay award competition for professionals in the early part of their careers.

This year’s subject covers ITS solutions and innovations that will help to enable decarbonisation objectives and in particular solutions that do not exist at the moment.  The competition is aimed at Early Careers members who are either students or apprentices.

The title of the essay is, “The Innovative Application of ITS Solutions to Achieve Decarbonisation Goals” and entrants are asked to write around 1,500 words in which they consider what are the key challenges and barriers facing de-carbonisation, how and why will ITS play an integral part in realising decarbonisation goals and how the writer envisages the transport industry of the future if the potential solutions are successful.

The competition is open to UK residents who were apprentices, undergraduates, or MSc students at any time during 2021.

“ITS (UK) runs these awards to encourage interest and participation in the development of ITS technologies,” explained Operations Manager Rukshan Soysa, who manages the competition.  “Work may be based on existing course work, or written especially for the

Award. Marks will be awarded for technical understanding, innovative ideas and a holistic approach to transport technology.”

The awards will be made in two categories; best essay by an Apprentice and best essay by an Undergraduate or MSc student.  More details and how to enter are on this flyer.

For the 2020 competition, Lynsey Michelle Turner of AECOM was awarded the prize in the Apprentice category while Ethan Boys from Newcastle University won amongst the students.

ITS (UK) is also reminding members that its annual awards will be held in November and nominations are open now.

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