See your opinions published online and win prizes with IFRTD’s new monthly writing competition.

Each month we will be posting a new rural transport and development theme and we invite you to submit a short opinion piece examining the issue from the perspective of your own working experience or studies.

The monthly winner will receive a £100 prize and their opinion piece will be published on the IFRTD website.


1. Only 1 entry per person per month.
2. There is a strict word limit of 1000 words - entries exceeding this limit will be disqualified.
3. Entries can be made in English, French or Spanish.
4. One photo illustrative of your submission can be included. Max size 500kb if sent electronically. Anything larger will be deleted.
5. Entries must be received by the IFRTD Secretariat by the last day of the month.
6. Submission can be made by email, fax or post. IFRTD cannot be responsible for entries that are delayed in the post or lost in cyberspace.
7. 1 winner per month will receive £100 as a prize and their winning entry will be published online in the issues section of the IFRTD website. www.ifrtd.org
8. Non-winning entries may also be published online on the IFRTD website. IFRTD reserves the right to publish all entries received on the IFRTD website. Full credit to the author will be given at all times.
9. Winners will be contacted directly and announcements will be made in the IFRTD e-newsletter. IFRTD Secretariat cannot enter into correspondence regarding the selection of winners.


Please send:
- email submissions to ifrtd@ifrtd.org
- post submissions to IFRTD Secretariat, 113 Spitfire Studios, 63-71 Collier Street, London, N1 9BE, United Kingdom
- fax submissions to +44 (0) 20 7713 8290

Remember to include your full name and contact details with your submission.

January - Bicycles (See winning entry here)
February - Rural Transport Safety (See winning entry here)
March - Rural Transport Maintenance (See winning entry here)
April - Rural Transport and Gender (See winning entry here)
May - Rural Transport and Disability (See winning entry here)
June - Transport and Governance (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 31 2007! )
July - Rural Transport and Employment (See winning entry here)
August - Rural Transport and the Environment (See winning entry here)
September - Rural Transport and Decentralisation (will be re-announced in the New Year)
October/November - Rural Transport and Health (See Winning entry here)

If you send a submission in advance please mark the month of submission clearly.

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