The UK P&I Club is running a global maritime competition – ‘Investing in a Safer Tomorrow’ – to mark its 150th anniversary.
The 2019 competition aims to unlock future talent by challenging university students and those embarking on a maritime career to make a difference, collaborate and develop industry-changing ideas to find the next great idea in shipping innovation, with a focus on improving safety at sea.
The competition is open to people between the ages of 18 and 30 who are embarking on a maritime career both at sea and on shore. Individuals or teams of up to four are invited to develop an innovative idea and proposal aimed at improving an element of safety at sea. The idea can cover all aspects of safety – from innovation in seafarer wellbeing through to a tangible invention to improve physical safety or navigation.
Finalists will be invited to attend the Club’s 150th Gala Dinner in London and the winning team or individual will receive a prize fund of $30,000, with $15,000 awarded for second place and $5,000 for third place.
Stage one of the competition is open until 30 November 2018. Entries must be submitted via the competition website where more information can be found: 150competition.ukpandi.com.