MercuryGate University
Essay Contest

MercuryGate Future of Delivery Essay Contest

At MercuryGate, we are committed to shaping the future of delivery and providing innovative transportation software. When we talk about innovation, we don’t just mean drones, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence. We are talking about the critical technology platforms that logistics professionals rely on to increase efficiency and reduce costs. In the last 10 years, we’ve seen a huge leap forward in the power of Transportation Management Systems (TMSs).

As we look to the next generation of technology and talent, we want to hear from you. How do you see the future of transportation unfolding? We invite all undergraduate and graduate-level students at a MercuryGate University participant school to enter this essay contest and describe how transportation management systems will evolve to meet the changing demands of global trade.


First Prize: $2,000

Second Prize: $1,000

Winners will be determined by a panel of MercuryGate executives.


The Future of Global Trade and the Role of Transportation Management Technology.

The global trade landscape is undergoing a period of significant change, including a greater level of protectionism in many regions. Describe how you see the future of global trade, including an analysis of the forces and technological shifts that will impact supply chain, logistics, or transportation fields. Specifically, explain how transportation management technology can help businesses navigate the future changes in global trade.

Essays should be 1,500 to 2,000 words in length.


April 8, 2019


The contest is open to any current undergraduate or graduate student at a MercuryGate University participant school, who is studying in the fields of business, supply chain, logistics, or transportation.

  • One (1) essay per person may be submitted.
  • Employees of MercuryGate and members of their families are not eligible to participate.
  • Entries must be an original, unpublished work.

See Official Contest Rules for Details

For questions, contact contest administrator, Shelby Bucher.

Final Contest Submissions Were Completed April 8, 2019.
Stay Tuned For The Winner Announcement!

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