Address the strategic, operational, and tactical demands for 21st-Century Navy mine warfare–mine countermeasures, mining–technologies, systems and platforms, explosive ordnance disposal. Examine the promise of autonomous and unmanned vehicles. Consider the difficulties of delivering capable and affordable solutions to the fleet.
First Prize: $1,500
Second Prize: $750
Third Prize: $500
Deadline: 28 February 2017
Word Length: 3,000 word maximum
Note: Does not include footnotes
Eligibility: The contest is open to all persons eligible for membership (including those already members) in the Institute.
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners: Winners will be announced in the May 2017 Proceedings.