2018 Student Essay Competition 

$1,000 CASH PRIZE for the winning essay

Turn your knowledge of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) into CASH and win national recognition. ITS America and Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) are proud to partner once again for the 2018 ITS Student Essay Competition. This competition serves as an opportunity for today's transportation, engineering, and public policy students to apply their knowledge in a thought-provoking manner for a chance to win scholarship money, while building awareness of the high-tech transportation industry as a limitless career path.

Additional recognition includes:

Registration: The winner receives one full complimentary registration to attend ITS America, where they will have the opportunity to learn, discuss, and network with the nation's top transportation and technology leaders.
Media Exposure: The winner will be featured in a nationally distributed press release and on the ITS America website, blog, and social media channels.
Travel Assistance: Flight and hotel expenses will be covered for the winner.





April 22, 2018

2018 Essay Topic

How do you envision disruptive consumer technology will affect transportation systems over the next 10 years?

E-mail submissions to
by April 22, 2018



ITS America Annual Meeting 2018 brings together thousands of global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to address the very real transportation challenges facing our mobile, connected societies today and in the future.


Essays should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to
Essays must be between six and 12 pages in length.


Poster (PDF)

One Pager (PDF)

Press Release (PDF)