Build a Better Mousetrap Competition

Have you or one of your co-workers recently built an innovative gadget or developed an improved way to do a job?  Well, now is the time to show off a project your agency is proud of in the Delaware Build a Better Mousetrap Competition!

The Delaware T2/LTAP Center is looking for transportation-related projects that you, your employees, or crew designed and built; it can be anything from the development of tools, equipment modifications, and/or processes that increase safety, reduce cost, improve efficiency, and improve the quality of transportation.  Need some examples?  See past annual catalogs from the national competition at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/clas/ltap/build_better_mousetrap.aspx; you’ll see descriptions and photos of entries from across the nation; not just the winners.

Submit entries to us here at the Delaware T2/LTAP Center, where we will pick a state winner.  First prize will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card.

The winning entry from Delaware will be automatically submitted into a national competition where both you and we here at the Center will compete for prizes, and more importantly, bragging rights!  Winners will be announced at the annual LTAP/TTAP National Conference in Stowe, Vermont (August 2019).  All entries will be compiled into an electronic booklet that will be distributed nationwide, similar to the ones in the link above.

To enter please complete the Entry Form and the photograph/video release form, and return it to us by June 14, 2019.  Please email the materials to Sandra Wolfe (sandiw@udel.edu).

Sometimes, the application alone won’t tell the story very well, so photographs are required by the national competition.  You can also submit a short video clip (or link to YouTube, etc.) that shows what you created, narrated a bit to add some color to it.

Don’t be shy – we know there have been some great innovations in Delaware and we look forward to reviewing all of your fantastic entries!

Questions?  Give us a call or email us.

See example of completed entry form here.