Student Essay Competition Winners

The International Road Federation is pleased to announce the winners for the IRF Student Essay Competition. The competition, open to member universities; gave students the opportunity to share their views on a variety of issues affecting road and highway related transported. Submissions were received on themes such as asset management; ITS; pavement materials; sustainability; and road safety amongst others. Essays were reviewed and scored by an expert of judges and in the end the following students were awarded:

  1. Winner: Jill Provost Asphalt Concrete Used to Combat Climate Change

  2. Runner up: Eleftheria Kontou Rethinking Fuel Tax in the Age of Increased Fuel Economy

  3. Runner up: Jelena Karapetrovic Enhancement Of Current Anticorruption Practices To Improve Traffic Safety

  4. Runner up: Alan Ruck Public Private Partnerships in Highway Construction

  5. Runner up: Brent Allman Cost Effective Designs To Improve Highway Safety

Essays served as an intersection between academia and real-world transportation issues; and submissions were adjudged to be of high-quality and relevant to the road and highway industry. The IRF congratulates all award recipients.