Who can apply?

  • Are you under 30 years of age?
  • If you are currently studying at a university or Maritime training centre or if you are currently working at sea, or on land.

Then yes you can apply!

Participation in the Competition is open to any person who is either currently studying at university or is at the early stage of their maritime career. To be eligible to apply participants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old on 4th July 2019.

Team or individual entries?

Competitors can participate as either; an individual or as a group entry with a maximum number of participants per team of 4. Participants can only enter once either as an individual or as part of a team, not both.

Application process and stage progression

There are two stages to the application process and the guide below explains the process in more detail.

Stage 1

In Stage 1, entrants must apply by submitting their ideas.

Stage 1 submission should provide an overview of your idea with supporting evidence for the potential benefits and safety improvements.

Successful entrants to Stage 2 will be informed via email and asked to commit to a round of dates to enable mentoring.

Stage 2 

In Stage 2 successful entrants will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas with an appointed mentor. All successful competitors will be invited to participate in a half day day mentor programme  which will provide access to Loss prevention, Risk Assessors, Senior managers, and  industry experts.

Competitors will then have 4 months to work on their initial concept and develop their thinking to produce a final submission for publication.

Submissions can be in any format from a written white paper, a presentation, a video or even a prototype of your idea.


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.

Key dates and deadlines

Key dates and deadlines

Stage 1

Initial ideas to be submitted by 23.59 GMT 30 November 2018

Stage 2

Completed idea submission ideas by 23.59 GMT 1 April 2019


Will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner on 4th July 2019 in London where the winner will be announced. The UK Club will cover travel costs and hotel expenses for the duration of the trip. Visas are the responsibility of participants to arrange.

Late entries

Late submissions will not be accepted after the closing time based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Applications for Stage 1 are closed

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