Submissions for 2019 are now closed - thank you for participating!

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 10th annual 2019 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.

$1,000 CASH PRIZE for the winning essay

Sponsored By:

2018 Student Essay Winner

2018 Student Essay Winner

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.


Intelligent Mobility:
Safer. Greener. Smarter.

 ITS America 2019 Annual Meeting
June 4 to 7, 2019
Washington, D.C.



April 14, 2019
Submissions for 2019 are now closed - thank you for participating!

2019 Essay Topic:
How do you envision disruptive technologies impacting transportation systems to make them safer, greener, and/or smarter over the next 10 years?

E-mail submissions to: ITSA2019StudentEssay@swri.org



ITS America 2019 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 ITSA2019StudentEssay@swri.org Essays must be between six and 12 pages in length.