The Cameron Rian Hays
Outside of the Box Competition
In the world of transportation and transportation challenges, it is imperative that we foster the development and implementation of new ideas. Instead of offering the same old solutions–turning the proverbial wheel, but not moving forward– we challenge you to think creatively and offer “outside of the box” solutions to complicated transportation policy challenges. So how can you push that wheel forward? How can you affect change?
Step 1: Submit Your Proposal (Entries due February 15th)
Write or create a 2,000 word essay, power point presentation, video or other media form to convey a viable and actionable plan that may be implemented to solve a current transportation or transportation policy problem. A maximum of five pictures or illustrations may be included to enrich your presentation. Entries will be reviewed by an executive committee of professors, executives, entrepreneurs and public servants, all of whom are interested and distinguished members of the transportation policy community.
Submissions may be made by individuals or teams. An individual must be 35 or under, and teams must be led by an individual 35 or under. Team members may be up to 40 so long as they are within 5 years of completing graduate school. There is no limit to the number of members on a team. Teams and individuals are welcome to submit more than one complete proposal, and individuals may participate on more than one team. Age requirements are as of February 15, 2013. Final submissions must be made in English.
Step 2: Attend the Conference
*The conference has been scheduled for June 12, 2013* Please check back later for additional details.
All entrants and any interested community members are invited to attend the Cameron Rian Hays Outisde of the Box Conference, which will take place in May/June 2013. The winners will present their full proposals to a Blue Ribbon Panel of transportation policy experts and an audience of transportation specialists from government and industry. Winners will be notified in advance so as to appropriately prepare their presentations.
First prize: $10,000
Second prize: $5,000
Third prize: $2,500
Rules and Guidelines:
- The competition is open to all students and young professionals (35 years of age and under), entered either as individuals or as part of a team.
- Entrants must be willing to present their winning ideas at a May/June 2013 conference at George Mason University to a panel of experts.
- Entries must be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by February 15, 2013. Entries are due February 15th
We welcome all thoughtful, innovative and diverse ideas…so inspire us!