An interesting writing opportunity for students - From the ASIS website: "the ASIS International Student Writing Competition rewards students who conduct research, engage in thoughtful deliberation, and write an academic paper between 3,000 and 6,000 words on an issue relevant to the security and assets protection profession.
Students may select to report on one of these six topics:
· The most promising technologies to meet tomorrow's security challenges
· Improving the image and reputation of the security profession
· Protecting information and intangible assets in the 21st Century
· The challenge of securing cyberspace: man or machine?
· Leveraging low-cost/low-tech solutions for contemporary security challenges
· The impact of globalization on security, assets protection and organizational resilience
The undergraduate winner will receive $1,000, and the graduate winner $1,500. Each winner also receives complimentary registration to one of ASIS' annual events. Two students will win Honorable Mention awards of $500 each."
There are full details, including expanded topic descriptions, submission requirements and material on how the winning entries will be selected on ths ASIS Foundation website. Closing date is 9th December 2011. Entrants should be, as the website says "full or part-time, pursuing an associate, bachelor, or masters degree studying at an accredited institution. 2011 graduates may participate in the competition".