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'Investing in a Safer Tomorrow' Competition moves onto Stage 2

The UK P&I Club are pleased to announce that a shortlist of ten finalists have been successful in their initial applications and will advance to Stage 2 of our ‘Investing in a Safer Tomorrow’ competition.

Our judges had their hands full picking the finalists after receiving an impressive 222 entries from all across the globe over the last few months. We’d like to thank each and every one of our entrants for sharing their passionate ideas with us.

Stage 2

Those successful applicants will enter the next stage of the competition, where they will be invited to partake in a half day mentoring programme. Entrants will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas with UK Club Loss Prevention Executives, Risk Assessors, Senior Managers and wider industry experts. Each applicant will also be paired with an appointed mentor, who will lend their experience and expertise to help refine their ideas.

The remaining competitors will then have until 1st April 2019 to refine their ideas and submit their final concept for publication. These can be in any format the entrant deems appropriate for their idea, whether this is a written white paper, a presentation, a video, or even perhaps a prototype is entirely up to you.

Our panel of judges, consisting of leading figures in the shipping industry, will review the final submissions of the remaining ten competitors and will agree on the winning three finalists. The final three will be invited to the UK P&I Club Gala Dinner in London on 4th July 2019, costs of which will be covered by the Club.

The winning entry will receive the top prize of $30,000, with second place being awarded $15,000 and third place $5,000.

Good luck!

To those who move onto the next stage, we wish you the best of luck in the coming weeks and months, and look forward to seeing you at the half day mentor programme.

We also would again like to thank everyone who applied during the first stage of this competition and for sharing your innovation, drive and passion with us. You have already made the world of shipping a safer place to be and wish you the best in your future careers.

Applications for Stage 1 are closed Frequently Asked Questions

How the competition works

Stage 1

Tell us your idea for shipping safety innovation and how it could improve safety in the industry.

Stage 2

Develop and hone your idea with the help of the Club’s Loss Prevention team, master mariners and business leaders to discuss how to push ideas forward.

The shortlist competitors will then have an additional 4 months to complete their ideas and produce a video / whitepaper / presentation for final judging and prize award at the UK Club’s 150th Gala Dinner. 

And the winner is...

A panel of judges,  made up of leading industry figures,  will review competitors final submissions and a shortlist will be agreed.

The Finalists will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner on 4th July 2019 in London where the winner will be announced.

Applications for Stage 1 are closed

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