Press Release
03 February 2016

WISTA UK, Seavision and Image Line Communications are running two free and easy-to-enter competitions which aim to expand pupil knowledge of shipping and inspire them to think about career opportunities within the maritime sector.

Supported by the UK Chamber of Shipping, the “Came by Ship” Photographic and Essay competitions provide a great opportunity for pupils to use a combination of their creativity and STEM skills, as well as their knowledge of geography, history and English to create a unique story or photograph that encapsulates what ‘Came by SHIP’ means to them.

For the Essay Competition your pupils are required to write about anything with a connection to ships or ports, perhaps relating to the movement of ‘goods’ or the story of something that has been shipped.

Essays from pupils up to 11 should be 250 words in length, and essays from pupils aged between 12 – 18 should be 500 words in length. Winners will be published in the eNewsletter of the highly respected international shipping publication ‘The Maritime Executive’.

The Photographic Competition requires pupils to take a photo with a smartphone or camera to capture something that ‘came by ship’. Again, there are two entry groups for this competition – pupils aged up to 11 and pupils aged 12 – 18. The winning photographs will be published on ‘Splash 24/7’ – an industry leading online global maritime news resource.

Entries are now open for both competitions and will close at 17:00 on 27 May 2016, with a formal award of prizes during Seafarers Awareness Week, 20 – 26 June 2016.

For more information about the Came by Ship competition terms and conditions, prize details, or to submit entries, please visit –


To view or print out the competition flyers or teaching material, please click the links below.

Ages 11 and under:

Ages 12 to 18:

Facts about shipping and other relevant teaching materials are available from Seavision. These include interesting, quirky and amusing facts and figures about the maritime industry, such as “Did you know a container ship travels the equivalent of three-quarters of the way to the moon and back in one year during its regular travel across the oceans?”

Seavision also offers free educational short courses where pupils can learn about seafarers, amazing containers, naval dispatches and more:

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