Seavision and WISTA-UK (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) are running a competition to increase awareness of the critical role of the maritime in the everyday lives of people in all parts of the world.
Whilst those of us in the sector know that over 90% of goods move by sea, those outside our professional world are largely ignorant of this and our industry is all too often out of sight and out of mind. Here is an opportunity for you to play your part in telling the excellent story of our professional world and it couldn’t be easier. You will have heard the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” so get out your mobile phone – or a camera – and start snapping! Entry is simply by submitting a photo that has shipping or movement of goods at its heart, to the following site:
Please share this around your network, both work colleagues and young people and ask them to share it in similar fashion. If our sector is to enjoy continued success, then the opportunities we offer must be known to tomorrows workforce, and at the minute we are not quite invisible, but not far off. So it would be great if you could make a particular effort to get young people involved in this. Who knows, you might be recruiting your relief’s relief! A Nexus Tablet will be awarded to the best Under 18 entry and a Canon Digital Camera to the best Over 18 entry. And if you happen to pass this to a professional photographer, then there is a specific entry category for them as indeed for members of WISTA, The competition closes on 6 June 2014. Good luck!
Seavision is a not-for- profit organisation promoting awareness of the maritime/marine sector amongst 11 to 22 year olds by means of educational and career related activities. Drawing support from across the diverse composition of Britain’s maritime, Lead Partners are The UK Chamber of Shipping, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the Royal Navy, Seafarers UK and Trinity House. Both Maritime UK and The Marine Industries Alliance – the two major sector cluster organisations – endorse Seavision’s work. A range of educationally focussed interactions for secondary schools feature within the Skills, Education and Awareness (SEA) programme, ranging from Maritime Taster Days on board ship to curriculum based activities and projects. A virtual sector online introduces the out of sight out of mind world of the maritime in an informal and informative way, including bespoke educational content.
Seavision seeks to unite the youth of today with the maritime opportunities of tomorrow.
WISTA is an international organisation of women working in the shipping industry. Our members include naval architects, maritime lawyers, ship’s engineers, insurance and sale and purchase brokers, claims adjusters and many others working both directly in the industry and providing services to the industry.
About Came By SHIP
WISTA-UK is leading a campaign in the UK to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The Came by SHIP campaign wishes to highlight the importance of the shipping industry in our lives. The UK is heavily dependent on the maritime trade; over 90% of the goods we consume and export come (or go) by SHIP, but most of the public has no knowledge of the importance of shipping and its supporting functions to our economy. Merchant shipping is the lifeblood of the world economy, there is an estimate of 102, 000 commercial ships worldwide.