WISTA – UK’s “Came by Ship” writing competition open to Schools, Cadets and Youth Groups

Associations, Clubs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, HR, WISTA - Women in Shipping — By on July 3, 2014 at 4:11 PM

WISTA-UK 40th anniversaryWISTA – UK, in conjunction with Seavision and Jeanius Consulting, are running a new “Came by Ship” writing competition as part of WISTA’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

The “Came by Ship” campaign has been launched to promote the importance of shipping; with over 90% of the goods and fuel we consume and export in the UK alone arriving (and departing) by ship.

The writing competition forms part of the campaign and is open to all Schools, Cadets and Youth groups. It has two categories – under 12s writing up to 250 words related to the shipping industry or the movement of “goods” by ship, and the 12-18 year old category up to 500 words. The deadline for entries is 20th December 2014 after which a winner will be selected from each category to receive a kindle, kindly donated by the UK Chamber of Shipping who are also supporting the competition.

The competition is being managed by Seavision and Jeanius Consulting with Lloyds List also actively supporting the competition, forming part of the judging panel and also publishing the winning articles.

Ewen Macdonald,   Director of Seavision says “The Maritime is an exciting and diverse professional world, regrettably for the most part out of sight and out of mind.  It’s continued success is dependent upon attracting the skills of tomorrow’s workforce and initiatives such as this writing competition are all part of arousing the curiosity of young people and encouraging a journey towards interest and even engagement with the sector as a future career option”.

For further information on the competition visit http://www.camebyship.com/index.php/competitions/essay-competition

Came by Ship Under 12s Shipping Competition    Came by Ship 12-18s Shipping Competition

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