The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is seeking entries for its sixth annual Student Transportation Video Contest. ARTBA designed the contest to help raise awareness about the conditions of transportation systems across the country and is sponsored by the group’s Research and Education Division.
The contest is comprised of two categories, General Transportation and Safety, and two age groups, K-12 and post-secondary/college/graduate level. ARTBA will award the top video in each category and age group, for a total of four winners, a $500 cash prize. The association says it may show the videos at its national convention in Tucson, Arizona, Oct. 4-6.
Videos can be between two and four minutes long and on “any aspect” of the two categories. ARTBA is providing the following suggested topics:
- S. Transportation Infrastructure 101
- How infrastructure is built and paid for
- What are the costs and financing needs of transportation infrastructure
- What are the impacts of congestion and changing travel demands
- What are the “man on the street” impressions of the industry versus reality
- Recent transportation and urban design/development patterns
- How are safety measures or programs being funded?
- What are the economic impacts of implementing more safety measures?
- What are the recent technologies used to improve safety in the transportation industry?
- Search for additional ideas at the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse at workzonesafety.org.
Submissions are due Aug. 31. More information is available at www.artba.org/video-contest or by contacting ARTBA’s Lital Shair Nada at 202-289-4434. Videos from last year’s winners can be seen here.