2020 WSI video competition | Women in the Seafood Industry (video)
Friday, December 06, 2019, 05:50 (GMT + 9)
The prestigious WSI video competition “women in the seafood industry” opens its fourth edition and awaits entries until July the 2nd. This gives six months to shoot a short and sharp video and highlight the contribution of one or several women in any segment of the seafood industry. The winners will be announced in the first week of September 2020.
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Making the invisible visible
The FAO utilized five of WSI videos during the world Fisheries Sustainability Symposium in November 2019 to illustrate the role of women in the seafood industry. Women are in many circumstances ignored, invisible and consequently often unrecognized. Thus this fourth edition of the “women in seafood” WSI video competition made possible thanks to the technical support of MATIS, Iceland and the sponsoring of the French Development Agency (AFD). 2019 was a real success with 32 entries recorded from all over the world.
Multiple positive effects say the winners
Participating to the video competition produces multiples positive impacts. It shed lights on the contribution of women in the seafood industry, a role which often stays invisible. It offers to the working women engaged in the video a unique opportunity to explain and share their experiences. Last but not least it helps them to be heard and recognized by the surrounding community, including authorities.
Who can participate?
Every one. Individuals, women and men, collectives and institutions, schools are invited to send short videos (less than 4 minutes) describing the life of woman in any segment of the seafood industry (fishing, seafood farming, processing, trading, managing and all related activities, including teaching/ training). All details of the video competition are found here
An international jury, hosted seafood professionals from the 5 continents will select the three best video. Three winners will receive a cash reward: 1,000 euros for the top winner, and 500 euros each for the second and third video selected. Furthermore, considering the high quality of most entries, WSI has decided to designate four additional winners who will receive a non-monetary prize.
WSI is a not-for-profit association, created by seafood and gender issues specialists to highlight gender imbalance in the industry, to shed light on women’s real participation, and to promote greater diversity and inclusiveness.