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The Shell Eco-marathon Americas Off-Track Awards showcase the wide range of skills and talents that have gone into each Shell Eco-marathon project and recognise the excellence and outstanding achievements made by the team off the track.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @6pm EDT, Americas Off-Track winners were announced LIVE and exclusive on Instagram and Twitter.

Host Norman Koch, Global General Manager Shell Eco-marathon, was joined by an expert panel of judges and a very special guest to announce the winners: Shell-Pennzoil NASCAR Driver Joey Logano.

What a great year it has been! We received 65 submissions across seven categories from 34 teams in seven countries. That’s nearly twice the number as in previous years.

The competition was fierce, and our judges had a tough time deliberating over submissions. After building shortlists of the best teams, our panel used scorecards to arrive at a final decision.

And as in previous years, the winning teams in each category receive USD 3,000, and the recipient of the Road Safety Stipend was awarded USD 500.

Below, you’ll find a list of winners of the 2020 Shell Eco-marathon Americas Off-track Awards.

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Title: Virtual Off-Track Awards 2020 - Americas

Duration: 13:12 minutes

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2020 Shell Eco-marathon Americas Virtual Off-Track Awards Ceremony.

[Background music plays]

Majestic orchestral music.

Opening Segment presented by Norman Koch

[Title]

Awards Host / Global General Manager Shell Eco-marathon

Norman Koch

I want to start off by thanking all of you for your flexibility and understanding as we evolved the Shell Eco-marathon program due to the impact of COVID-19. As the situation keeps evolving, the health and safety of our participants and the organizing teams remains our top priority. Whilst we might not be able to gather around the tracks this year, we have been thinking how to recognize the hard work of our teams. We want to celebrate your amazing innovations you have shown in the Off-Track Award submissions, which are very much worthy of an Awards Ceremony. Roll the titles, please.

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#ShellEcoMarathon #MakeTheFuture

Live from Norman’s House

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Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area. Note that the alternating “#ShellEcoMarathon” and “#MakeTheFuture” text appears in the top right-hand corner throughout the video.

[Background music plays]

Orchestral music transitions to a fast, edgy rock beat. Whooshing sounds accompany title transitions throughout the video.

[Animated sequence]

A light blue trophy graphic zooms into frame, centred over a darker blue background watermarked with rows of scrolling Eco-marathon related icons, alternate rows scrolling in opposite directions. After pausing at frame centre, the trophy graphic zooms to fill the frame and then dissolves, replaced by white, red and yellow lines that originate at frame centre and shoot out across the frame in various directions. Again, the trophy graphic zooms into frame, animating at frame-right, and title text in shades of red, yellow and white animates at frame-centre. Finally, a broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to video footage of Norman seated in his home. The Awards title text and trophy graphic display briefly at frame centre, before exiting in a shrink animation.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Norman Koch

It's my pleasure to welcome you to the 2020 Shell Eco-marathon Americas Virtual Off-Track Awards Ceremony.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards Americas

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Norman Koch

What a great year it has been with the Off-Track Awards. We had 65 submissions, nearly twice as many as in previous years, from 34 different teams in seven countries across the Americas. And the competition was fierce.

[Text displays]

Norman Koch Awards Host Global General Manager Shell Eco-marathon

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Norman Koch

Our judges had a really hard time to judge. After building their shortlist of the best teams…

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#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Live

Houston, Texas

Seattle, Washington

San Antonio, Texas

Houston, Texas

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A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background previously described. A second diagonal line wipes across the frame, again marking the transition to two rows of two side-by-side screens displayed against the animated blue background. The screens display close-up footage of each of the four judges. Text beneath each screen identifies the judges’ locations and text at the centre of the four screens indicates that the video feed is “Live.”

Norman Koch

They went through a very, very stringent judging process using our scorecards to arrive at the winners.

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Again, a diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage, which again shows talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Norman Koch

Like in previous years, our winners will receive a prize of $3,000.

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$3,000

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Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Norman Koch

And the winners of the Road Safety Stipend will receive $500 US.

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$500

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Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Norman Koch

And if you’re a winner tonight, please share a celebration selfie with us on Twitter or Instagram. But first, here’s a message from a very special guest, Shell-Pennzoil NASCAR driver from Team Penske, Joey Logano.

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Share your winner’s selfie

Tag #ShellEcoMarathon

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Segment featuring Joey Logano

[Title]

Shell-Pennzoil Nascar Driver, Team Penske

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A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background. A second diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to video footage.

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#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Joey Logano

Thanks, Norman. Joey Logano here, 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion and driver in the number 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang. I’m coming to you from beautiful Lake Norman. I wish I could be there right now, but I know this is a huge moment. And that is why I put on my best tuxedo. I just want to say congratulations in advance to all the winners of the Off-Track Awards. What an amazing accomplishment. I know this pandemic is affecting all of us in so many different ways. I know I want to get back to the racetrack and ways of normal living that we’re so used to, and I’m sure you guys are as well. So just wanted to say stay safe, stay at home, make sure you wash your hands, and we’ll see you guys soon.

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Joey Logano Shell-Pennzoil Nascar Driver, Team Penske

[Audio]

Lapping water sounds.

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Talking-head footage of Joey, wearing a tuxedo jacket and tie and seen against the background of a lake.

Joey Logano

Is that good?

Camerawoman

Yup.

Joey Logano

They couldn’t see my swim trunks, right?

Camerawoman

No.

Joey Logano

Okay, good. Let’s go get in the pool.

[Audio]

Lapping and sloshing water sounds.

[Video footage]

We zoom out on the footage of Joey at the lake, revealing swim trunks underneath the tuxedo jacket. He walks forward as he chats with the camerawoman, passing and exiting the shot.

[Background music plays]

Instrumental music with a fast, edgy rock beat.

Award Segment presented by Norman Koch

[Title]

Awards Host / Global General Manager Shell Eco-marathon

[Animated sequence]

A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background. A second diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to new title text in shades of red, yellow and white animating at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the text and trophy graphic display at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Again, a diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Road Safety Stipend

Norman Koch

Yes, Joey, we did see your trunks, but thanks for the message and the lovely visual. But now, we are kicking off the Awards Ceremony with the Road Safety Stipend which is awarded to the team that prepares the best for the road trip to a Shell Eco-marathon event. Our lead judge, Bernd Marx, the Group General Manager for Road Safety in Shell, and his team, have reviewed all the submissions and they have decided that the winner of the 2020 Shell Eco-marathon Americas Road Safety Stipend is…

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

[Background music plays]

Build up to fast, edgy rock riffs, transitioning to rhythmic rock instrumental background music.

Norman Koch

Team 1039, Northridge High School.

[Text displays]

Road Safety Stipend

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Winner Road Safety Stipend Team 1039 Northridge High School

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Text in shades of red, yellow and white animates at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Next, white, red and yellow lines originating at frame centre shoot out across the frame in various directions, marking the transition to the next series of text displaying against the blue background. A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

Norman Koch

Congratulations and well done, Northridge High School.

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Norman Koch

You have prepared the most comprehensive safety travel plan which has shown all the important information, such as itinerary, emergency contact list…

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Archive picture Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019

[Animated sequence]

An inset screen displays against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The inset frame displays two successive archival still shots from Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019, the first of a team standing shoulder to shoulder behind their parked vehicle, the second of Eco-marathon vehicles on the race track. A graphic of the American flag displays in lower frame-left throughout.

Norman Koch

And first aid information, that are important for a safe trip. Well done.

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

[Background music plays]

Instrumental music with a fast, edgy rock beat.

Award Segment featuring Steve Marty

[Title]

VP Fuels and Lubricants Research, Southwest Research Institute

[Animated sequence]

A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background. A second diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to new title text in shades of red, yellow and white animating at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the text and trophy graphic display at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Again, a diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Technical Innovation Award presented by Southwest Research Institute

Norman Koch

Now, we’re coming to the first Off-Track Award, the Technical Innovation Award, presented by Southwest Research Institute. This award recognizes the most creative and the most innovative designs and developments of a Shell Eco-marathon vehicle. I’m now welcoming to this show lead judge, Steve Marty, from Southwest Research Institute. Steve, welcome to the show, and please tell us what impressed you most about this year’s winners and, most importantly, who is it?

Steve Marty

Hi, Norman.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

[Video footage and Split-screen footage with animation sequence]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area. Next, two side-by-side screens display against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The two screens display close-up footage of Norman and Steve Marty respectively. We briefly cut away to footage of just Norman speaking into the camera, as previously described, before returning to the split-screen footage showing both Norman and Steve.

Steve Marty

This year’s entries for the Technical Innovation Award were really strong. The winning team designed, constructed and refined an airless tire and wheel combination. They optimized four wheels for weight reduction, frictional grip, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. These tire-wheel combinations have the potential for various real-world applications and energy savings. And the winner of this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Technical Innovation Award is…

[Text displays]

Steve Marty VP Fuels and Lubricants Research, Southwest Research Institute

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Talking-head footage of Steve Marty, seen against the background of a flecked wall and wall-mounted map of the world.

[Background music plays]

Build up to fast, edgy rock riffs, transitioning to rhythmic rock instrumental background music.

Steve Marty

Team number 600, Mater Dei Supermileage 2 from Mater Dei High School.

[Text displays]

Technical Innovation Award presented by Southwest Research Institute

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Winner Technical Innovation Award Team 600 Mater Dei Supermileage 2 Mater Dei High School

[Animated sequence]

Text in shades of red, yellow and white animates at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Next, white, red and yellow lines originating at frame centre shoot out across the frame in various directions, marking the transition to the next series of text displaying against the blue background. A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

Steve Marty

Congratulations from me and everyone else here at Southwest Research Institute.

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Steve, seen against the background of the flecked wall and wall-mounted map of the world.

Steve Marty

Back to you, Norman.

Norman Koch

Thanks very much, Steve.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

[Split-screen footage]

Two side-by-side screens display against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The two screens display close-up footage of Norman and Steve respectively.

Norman Koch

And also, congratulations from me to the winners. Well done.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Archive picture Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019

[Animated sequence]

An inset screen displays against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The inset frame displays an archival still shot from Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019, showing a team standing shoulder to shoulder behind their parked Eco-marathon vehicle, the driver seated in the foreground, leaning against the vehicle. A graphic of the American flag displays in lower frame-left.

Norman Koch

And don’t forget to share your celebration selfies on Twitter and Instagram with us. And now, let’s move on to the Communications Awards.

[Text displays]

Share your winner’s selfie

Tag #ShellEcoMarathon

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Award Segment featuring Marti Powers

[Title]

External Relations Country Manager, Shell

[Animated sequence]

A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background. A second diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to new title text in shades of red, yellow and white animating at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the text and trophy graphic display at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Again, a diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

The Communications Award

Norman Koch

For the Communications Award, teams are judged on their ability to create the most impactful and successful integrated communications campaign on their Shell Eco-marathon project.

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Norman Koch

We now have Marti Powers on the line from Shell. Hello, Marti. Please tell us, what impressed the jury most of this year’s submissions and, most importantly, who is the winner?

Marti Powers

Hey, Norman. It was a very competitive category. But the winning team showed excellent use of traditional and social media outlets.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

[Split-screen footage and Video footage]

Two side-by-side screens display against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The two screens display close-up footage of Norman and Marti Powers respectively. We then cut to close-up video footage of Marti speaking into the camera, seen against the background of a living area.

Marti Powers

The judges were most impressed with their analytics and measuring the impact of their communications. Their report was complete and thorough and so detailed.

[Text displays]

Marti Powers External Relations Country Manager, Shell

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Talking-head footage of Marti, seen against the background of a living area.

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Build up to fast, edgy rock riffs, transitioning to rhythmic rock instrumental background music.

Marti Powers

And the winner of this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Communications Award is Team 1866, Drop Team, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Sul.

[Text displays]

The Communications Award

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Winner Communications Award Team 1866 Drop Team Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Sul

[Animated sequence]

Text in shades of red, yellow and white animates at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Next, white, red and yellow lines originating at frame centre shoot out across the frame in various directions, marking the transition to the next series of text displaying against the blue background. A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

Marti Powers

Huge congratulations to Drop Team.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Archive picture Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019

[Video footage and Animated sequence]

Talking-head footage of Marti, seen against the background of a living area. Next, we see an inset frame displaying against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The inset frame displays an archival still shot from Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019, showing a team carrying their Eco-marathon vehicle at the race track. A graphic of the Brazilian flag displays in lower frame-left.

Marti Powers

And, for this category, the jury would also like to give an honorable mention to Team Taq Balam, as they were on par with Drop Team in almost every aspect. A notch up on volume and variety was the only differentiating factor.

[Text displays]

Honorable mention Team Taq Balam

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Marti, seen against the background of a living area.

Marti Powers

Back to you, Norman.

Norman Koch

Thanks very much, Marti.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

[Video footage and Split-screen footage]

Two side-by-side screens display against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic display at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The two screens display close-up footage of Norman and Marti respectively.

Norman Koch

And congratulations to Drop Team and Taq Balam.

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Award Segment featuring Mak Gilbert

[Title]

Chief Engineer, Altair

[Animated sequence]

A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background. A second diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to new title text in shades of red, yellow and white animating at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the text and trophy graphic display at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Again, a diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Vehicle Design Award Urban Concept Sponsored by Altair

Norman Koch

Our next award is the Vehicle Design Award for Urban Concept Vehicles, sponsored by Altair. It recognizes innovative design research for Shell Eco-marathon vehicles. And it is presented to us by Mak Gilbert, Chief Engineer for Altair. Mak, welcome to the show. Why don’t you tell us what impressed you most this year with the winning team and, most importantly, who is the winning team?

Mak Gilbert

Hi Norman.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

[Video footage and Split-screen footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area. Next, two side-by-side screens display against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The two screens display close-up footage of Norman and Mak Gilbert respectively. We briefly cut away to footage of just Norman speaking into the camera, as previously described, before returning to the split-screen footage showing both Norman and Mak.

Mak Gilbert

I’m very excited to be on the show today. This was a very competitive category and the judges were very impressed by the winning team’s entry. They had excellent innovative design, research, original execution for ergonomics, aesthetics, choice of materials, technical feasibility and eco-friendliness. The judging panel particularly appreciated the original and well-proportioned styling of the Tech-E. The aesthetic was backed up by the team’s careful attention to detail in strengthening and stiffening the frame, upgrading the powertrain and keeping the driver safe. So this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Vehicle Design Award for the Urban Concept Vehicle…

[Text displays]

Mak Gilbert Chief Engineer, Altair

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Mak, seen against the background of a living area.

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Build up to fast, edgy rock riffs, transitioning to rhythmic rock instrumental background music.

Mak Gilbert

Goes to Team 3382, Louisiana Tech Eco Car from Louisiana Tech University.

[Text displays]

Vehicle Design Award Urban Concept Sponsored by Altair

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Winner Vehicle Design Award Urban Concept Team 3382 Louisiana Tech Eco Car Louisiana Tech University

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Text in shades of red, yellow and white animates at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Next, white, red and yellow lines originating at frame centre shoot out across the frame in various directions, marking the transition to the next series of text displaying against the blue background. A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

Mak Gilbert

Congratulations from all of us at Altair.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Archive picture Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019

[Video footage and Animated sequence]

Talking-head footage of Mak, seen against the background of a living area. Next, we see an inset frame displaying against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The inset frame displays an archival still shot from Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019, showing a team walking across the race track towards their Eco-marathon vehicle. A graphic of the American flag displays in lower frame-left.

Mak Gilbert

Back to you, Norman.

Norman Koch

Thanks, Mak. And stay on the line. I think we will be coming back to you in a minute. And congratulations from me to the winning team. Well done.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

[Split-screen footage and Video footage]

Two side-by-side screens display against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The two screens display close-up footage of Norman and Mak Gilbert respectively. We then cut to close-up video footage of Norman speaking into the camera, seen against the background of his living area.

Award Segment presented by Norman Koch

[Title]

Awards Host / Global General Manager Shell Eco-marathon

[Animated sequence]

A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background. A second diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to new title text in shades of red, yellow and white animating at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the text and trophy graphic display at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Again, a diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

The Safety Award

Norman Koch

Moving on to the Safety Award, which aims to highlight the importance of safety in design and in behavioral safety in Shell Eco-marathon. The winning team appointed a Safety Officer and collectively created lists of rules strictly to be followed in their workspace at campus. And all their choices for the vehicle were made for efficiency, but without compromise to safety. And therefore, the 2020 Shell Eco-marathon Americas Safety Award winner is…

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

[Background music plays]

Build up to fast, edgy rock riffs, transitioning to rhythmic rock instrumental background music.

Norman Koch

Team 2421, JMU Supermileage from James Madison University.

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The Safety Award

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Winner The Safety Award Team 2421 JMU Supermileage James Madison University

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Text in shades of red, yellow and white animates at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Next, white, red and yellow lines originating at frame centre shoot out across the frame in various directions, marking the transition to the next series of text displaying against the blue background. A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

Norman Koch

Congratulations JMU Supermileage. Well done.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Archive picture Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019

[Video footage and Animated sequence]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area. Next, we see an inset frame displaying against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The inset frame displays an archival still shot from Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019, showing a driver on the track, seated in the cockpit of his Eco-marathon vehicle. A graphic of the American flag displays in lower frame-left.

Norman Koch

And please don’t forget to share your celebration selfies on Instagram and Twitter.

[Text displays]

Share your winner’s selfie

Tag #ShellEcoMarathon

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Award Segment featuring Mak Gilbert

[Title]

Chief Engineer, Altair

[Animated sequence]

A broad diagonal yellow line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background. A second diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to new title text in shades of red, yellow and white animating at frame-centre against the animated blue background while a small version of the text and trophy graphic display at the centre of the bottom of the frame. Again, a diagonal line wipes across the frame, marking the transition to the Awards title text and trophy graphic displaying against the animated blue background, followed by another diagonal line wiping across the frame, marking the transition to video footage displaying.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Vehicle Design Award Prototype Sponsored by Altair

Norman Koch

Moving on now to the Vehicle Design Award category for Prototypes, sponsored by Altair.

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Norman, seen against the background of a living area.

Norman Koch

Mak, I think we still have you on the line. Welcome back. Would you like to tell us what impressed you most about the winning team this year, and who the winners are?

Mak Gilbert

Hello again, Norman.

[Text displays]

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

[Video footage and Split-screen footage]

Two side-by-side screens display against the animated blue background and a small version of the Awards title text and trophy graphic displays at the centre of the bottom of the frame. The two screens display close-up footage of Norman and Mak respectively. We briefly cut away to footage of just Norman speaking into the camera, as previously described, before returning to the split-screen footage showing both Norman and Mak.

Mak Gilbert

Yes, this category also was a very difficult job for the judges. This team that won presented a succinct yet comprehensive write-up that documented and described their design process from scale model all the way through to the fully finished vehicle. The design was thoughtfully developed and meticulously executed to maximize the vehicle’s fuel efficiency and driver safety. And so, this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Vehicle Design Award for the Prototype vehicle…

[Video footage]

Talking-head footage of Mak, seen against the background of a living area.

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Build up to fast, edgy rock riffs, transitioning to rhythmic rock instrumental background music.

Mak Gilbert

Goes to Team 291, Cedarville Supermileage Sting, Cedarville University.

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Vehicle Design Award Prototype Sponsored by Altair

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Winner Vehicle Design Award Prototype Team 291 Cedarville Supermileage Sting Cedarville University

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Mak Gilbert

So, congratulations from all of us here at Altair.

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#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Archive picture Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019

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Mak Gilbert

Back to you, Norman.

Norman Koch

Thanks very much for joining us, Mak, and congratulations to Cedarville Supermileage Sting Team. Well done.

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Award Segment featuring Benjamin Proler

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Account Manager Integrated Jet, Shell

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Circular Economy Award

Norman Koch

And our final award of the year is brand new for 2020. The Circular Economy Award recognizes the team that makes best continual use of resources and eliminates waste. We now have lead judge, Ben Proler from Shell on the line. Hey, Ben, can you please tell us what impressed the jury the most about this year’s winning team and, most importantly, who are they?

Benjamin Proler

Hi, Norman.

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#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

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Benjamin Proler

Yes, it was really great being a judge in this year’s brand-new award. What impressed the judges the most about the winners this year was their ingenuity in using recycled parts, 3-D printing and even hockey sticks. Their materials selection, standardized components and effective segmentation of end-of-life products supports really the economics of circular design. This team’s innovation has real-world application and proves that higher resource productivity can be commonplace. And the winner of this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Circular Economy Award…

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Benjamin Proler Account Manager Integrated Jet, Shell

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Benjamin Proler

Is Team 2426, Sask Eco UC from Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

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Circular Economy Award

#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

Winner Circular Economy Award Team 2426, Sask Eco UC Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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Benjamin Proler

A huge congratulations.

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Benjamin Proler

Back to you, Norman.

Norman Koch

Thanks very much, Ben.

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Norman Koch

And congratulations to the winning team, Sask Eco UC. Well done. Congratulations.

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Archive picture Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019

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Norman Koch

And thanks so much to all teams involved. I have been really impressed this year with the quality and quantity of submissions.

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Norman Koch

And don’t forget, if you’re a winning team, please share a celebration selfie with us on Instagram or Twitter.

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Share your winner’s selfie

Tag #ShellEcoMarathon

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Norman Koch

Thanks again for tuning in. And from all of us at Shell Eco-marathon, goodbye.

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#ShellEcoMarathon Virtual Off-Track Awards

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#MakeTheFuture © Shell International Limited 2020

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2020 Americas Off-Track Winners

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Technical Innovation Award, presented by Southwest Research Institute
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Winner: Team #600, Mater Dei Supermileage 2 from Mater Dei High School – USA

Lead Judge: Steve Marty, VP Fuels and Lubricants Research, Southwest Research Institute:

 “The Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2020 Technical Innovation Award goes to team Mater Dei Supermileage 2. This team designed, constructed and then refined an airless tire and wheel combination. They optimized four wheels for weight reduction, frictional grip, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. These wheels have been in use for two seasons, with ongoing enhancements as race experience was obtained. These tire/wheel combinations have the potential for various real-world applications and energy savings. “

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Communications Award
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Winner: Team #1866, Drop Team, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil

Lead Judge: Deepthi Bollu, Digital Innovations Lead, Shell Lubricants:

“The winner of the Shell Eco-marathon Americas Communications award 2020 is "Drop Team". We were super impressed with Drop team with their Omnichannel marketing - from Media (Press, Journals, Radio, TV, Podcasts (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Sound Cloud), to Websites, to Social (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), to Live Events (Exhibitions, Lunches) to even billboards. The quality of their content, especially video was really good. Drop team was very innovative and showcased Shell Eco-marathon well. The Team had an excellent use of traditional and social media outlets. We were most impressed with their analytics, measuring the impact. This is key to validate the cost if something similar was ever commercialized. The team demonstrated consummate professionalism and their reports were complete and thorough.“

Honourable mention: Team #302, Taq Balam, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala – Guatemala

“Taq Balam deserves a honorable mention as they were on par with Drop team in almost every aspect. A notch up on volume and variety was the only differentiating factor. Thank you to all the teams - you all did an incredible job promoting, generating awareness and creating an impact as part of this year's Shell Eco-marathon competition. “

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Vehicle Design Award (Urban Concept), presented by Altair
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Winner: Team #3382, Louisiana Tech Eco Car from Louisiana Tech University – USA

Lead Judge: Mak Gilbert, Chief Engineer, Altair:

The jury recognises the team’s innovative design, research and original execution for ergonomics, aesthetics, choice of materials, technical feasibility and eco-friendliness. The judging panel particularly appreciated the original and well-proportioned styling of the Tech E. This aesthetic was backed-up by the team’s careful attention to detail in strengthening and stiffening the frame, upgrading the powertrain and keeping the driver safe.”

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Vehicle Design Award (Prototype), presented by Altair
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Winner: Team #291, Cedarville Supermileage Sting, Cedarville University – USA

Lead Judge: Adrian Juergens, Technical Director Shell Eco-marathon, Shell:

“This team presented a succinct yet comprehensive write up that documented and described their design processes from scale model all the way through to the fully finished vehicle. With each participation in the Shell Eco-marathon this team used their experiences and performed multiple iterations to improve their efficiency. The design was thoughtfully developed and meticulously executed to maximize the vehicles fuel efficiency and driver’s safety.”

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Circular Economy Award
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Winner: Team #2426, Sask Eco UC from Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Canada

Lead Judge: Benjamin Proler, Account Manager Integrated Jet, Shell:

“The team were chosen for their ingenuity in using recycled parts, 3D printing and even hockey sticks! Their material selection, standardized components, and effective segmentation of end-of-life products supports the economics of circular design. This team’s innovation has real-world application and proves higher resource productivity can be commonplace. “

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Safety Award
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Winner: Team #2421, JMU Supermileage from James Madison University – USA

Lead Judge: Gilles Vanier, Technical Director Shell Eco-marathon, Shell:

“The team demonstrated a compelling commitment to the daily safety practices. The team appointed a safety officer and collectively created lists of rules to strictly follow in their workspace at Campus. All choice made for vehicle design were made for efficiency but without safety compromise and keeping the driver and other competitors safe was the first priority. “

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Road Safety Stipend
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Winner: Team #1039, Northridge High School – USA

Lead Judge: Bernd Marx, BGroup General Manager - Road Safety, Shell:

“Northridge High School prepared a comprehensive Travel Plan including all relevant activities/information such as itinerary, emergency contact list, first aid that are important for a safe trip.”

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Virtual Learning Sessions
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This year we launched a series of Shell Eco-marathon Virtual Learning Sessions streamed live via YouTube. The sessions are a collaboration with our technology partners and enable students to participate, continue to learn and interact from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

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