2021 Conference Awards

Recognising our most outstanding participants.

The Australasian College of Road Safety has over many years offered a variety of Australasian Road Safety Awards presented at either the ACRS Australasian Road Safety Conference or separately by the ACRS Patron the Governor-General of Australia. Awards have also been an integral part of the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conferences, and with the merging of these two conferences to form the Australasian College of Road Safety Awards, a new level of prestige and recognition within the Australasian road safety community has ensued.

Peter Vulcan Award for Best Research Paper

$1,000 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the first author of the researcher paper presented at the conference which is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Scientific/technical merit of the work
  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Originality of approach

Road Safety Practitioners Award

$1,000 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the paper that reflects a road safety issue, completed road safety program or campaign that is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Originality in development and delivery/design
  • Demonstrated links between the need for the program/campaign/work and its results

(Note: A practitioner is defined as anyone who is a non-researcher)

Best Paper by a New Researcher Award (previously John Kirby Award)

$1,000 prize plus certificate

Awarded to the first author and presenter of the research paper by a new researcher which is ranked best against the following criteria (in order of priority):

  • Scientific/technical merit of the work
  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Originality of approach

Road Safety Poster Award

$500 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to recognise the poster that reflects a completed road safety program, campaign or research project that is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Potential contribution to road safety
  • Originality in development and delivery
  • Demonstrated links between the need for the program, campaign or research project and its results

Conference Theme Award

$500 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the first author of the paper that best fits the conference theme. All conference papers are eligible for this award.

Best Paper by a New Practitioner Award

$1,000 prize plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the first author and presenter of the practitioner paper by a new practitioner which is ranked best against the following criteria (in order of priority):

  • scientific/technical merit of the work
  • potential contribution to road safety
  • clarity of presentation
  • originality of approach

For the purposes of the award, a new researcher is defined as one who:

  • has not previously presented a paper at a conference in this series
  • has not attended more than one previous conference in this series
  • has been involved in road safety research for less than five years

(Note: A practitioner is defined as anyone who is a non-researcher)

 

Thank you to NRSPP for sponsoring the Best Paper with Implications for Workplace Road Safety (TBC):

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Best Paper with Implications for Improving Workplace Road Safety

$1,000 plus certificate

Paper may be converted to a Thought Leadership Piece & NRSPP Webinar

This prize is awarded to the first author and presenter of the best paper with implications for improving workplace road safety. The paper will be converted to an NRSPP Thought Leadership Piece which will feature on the NRSPP Website and be supported by a webinar.

Policing Practitioner’s Paper Award (to be confirmed)

$1,000 plus certificate

This prize is awarded to the paper that reflects a road safety policing issue, completed enforcement program, or campaign that is ranked best against the following criteria in order of priority:

  • Contribution to road safety
  • Originality in development and delivery/design
  • Clearly demonstrated evidence base links between the need for the policing/enforcement program/campaign/work and the resulting reduction in road trauma

(Note: A Policing Practitioner is defined as anyone who is a non-researcher involved in policing and/or enforcement)

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28-30 SEPTEMBER 2021

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