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Maritime-themed competitions from WISTA-UK

Have you taken a photograph of something that captures the maritime industry? If so, you could be in with a chance to win a digital camera or photography equipment. 

In 2014 WISTA-UK wanted to mark its 40th anniversary by taking networking a step further and throwing open its doors to the public. The aim was to encourage young people to think about the maritime industry and consider potential career opportunities within the sector.

From this sole vision and intrinsic purpose the Came by SHIP campaign was born. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the importance of the shipping industry in the lives of us all.

The UK is heavily dependent on the maritime industry; over 90% of goods we consume and export come (and go) by ship, but a majority of people have very little understanding of how important and necessary the shipping industry is for our economy.

Came by SHIP is collaborating with Seavision on two free to enter competitions on a maritime theme.

1: Essay competition: Tell us what you know about ships in 250 words (under 12s) or 500 words (12-18s)

2: Photography competition: Take an original photo to capture something that 'Came by Sea' (all ages)

Competition entries close at 17:00 on 27 May 2016.

Presentation of competition prizes will take place during Seafarers' Awareness Week, 20-26 June 2016.

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