WSI seeking entries for “Women in Seafood” video contest
The International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry (WSI) is actively seeking entries for its “women in seafood” video contest.
WSI was founded in December 2016 as a nonprofit, intended to shed light on the issue of lack of participation of women in the seafood industry. The video contest is another way for WSI raise awareness of the contribution women make to the seafood industry and promote young female professionals, it said in a press release.
“One in two seafood workers is a women,” WSI said. “They are essential contributors to the industry but remain often ignored, thus invisible. And if you are not seen, you do not exist.”
Women are often underrepresented in the industry’s leadership roles. A report conducted in 2015 showed that over half of the seafood companies surveyed have entirely male boards, with no women holding leadership responsibilities, despite their presence in the industry
This will be the second iteration of a “women in seafood” video contest, the winner in 2017 was Carmen Pedroza Gutierrez’s film “The Women of Petatan.”
The contest is separated out into two categories. The first is young women (under 25 years of age) and the seafood industry: What is done and what could be done for the seafood industry to offer a future to young women.
The second category showcases how women add value to the industry. The video should present “in a fresh and innovative way the contribution of women in this industry from a social and/or an economic perspective.”
In both categories, the videos will be four minutes or less and will be subtitled in English.
The French Development Agency and Mastis Icelandic R&D company are aiding in the organization of the contest.
Each contest winner will receive EUR 1,000 (USD 1,165). WSI is accepting entries through 31 August, 2018.