Sponsoring Institution: CAPTRS

Type: Essay Contest

You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this contest. You may submit as an individual or a team. Teams can include up to 6 members and must identify a team lead. All team members must be at least 18 years of age or older. If a team is selected as a winner, the prize money will be awarded to the team lead to split amongst the group.

Guidelines: The essays are limited to a maximum of 2,500 words, and must be written in English.
The ground truth information will be entered into a separate section on the application. The ground truth is limited to a maximum of 1,000 words
The optional supporting documentation is limited to one page. This may be a list of references, description of background research, or a letter of support from an expert in a related field.
Submissions generated in whole or in part by artificial intelligence will be automatically disqualified from the contest.
You may submit your entry for publication in another forum, but you must inform us immediately if your submitted work is accepted for publication. If you submission is published elsewhere, you will not be disqualified.

Application Deadline:
End of September

Are you passionate about safeguarding critical infrastructure and countering threats to our society? Dive into the Universe of Threats – Infrastructure Threat Contest and be part of a cutting-edge initiative. The Center for Advanced Preparedness and Threat Response Simulation (CAPTRS) is building a catalog of threats, called the “Universe of Threats,” which will be used to prepare decision- makers for future threats. Unleash your creativity, skills, and insights to address the pressing challenges that our infrastructure faces today. This Infrastructure Threat Contest is not seeking doomsday scenarios; rather, values innovative and actionable solutions. Scenarios must be plausible and may explore interdependent social, economic, political, environmental or technological forces that shape the unfolding threat. Participants will submit a one-page ground truth document and a 2500-word essay about a topic of choice. The Infrastructure Threat Contest encourages you to look at sector-specific plans on the U.S. Government’s critical infrastructure website as you are developing your narrative, while boldly thinking outside the box!
Don’t miss this chance to contribute to a safer tomorrow. Let’s collectively address infrastructure threats and ensure a resilient future. Submit your entry to this Infrastructure Threat Contest and become a part of this crucial endeavor!”

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