Fishers Filming Fishers – Film your fishing safety system at work and you could win $5000

Here’s an opportunity to go into the draw to win up to $5000 – and help to make commercial fishing safer – just by filming yourself, or others, using safe working practices at sea, or on a wharf.

The competition is run by SeSafe and is open to all commercial fishers, including skippers and crew.

First prize is $5000 and includes a travel prize to attend the Seafood Directions conference, to be held in Brisbane in September.

Second prize is $2000 and third prize is $1000. Entries close on 30 July 2022.

Fishers Filming Fishers is sponsored by Australia Bay Seafoods, Tuna Australia and the Spencer Gulf and West Coast Prawn Fishermen’s Association.

To be eligible for consideration, the short film must meet the following judging criteria:

  • Video duration to be no more than 60 seconds.
  • Fishers must be filmed engaged in a safe working practice onboard a fishing vessel or at a wharf.
  • Only video footage will be considered eligible for the award. Photographs can be embedded in the video submission, but the output must be a video.
  • Fishers must not place at risk the safety of themselves, or others, as part of any mock, staged, or acted video submission.
  • Fishers must narrate their video submission by describing a particular safety risk and how they eliminate, or reduce the risk.
  • The narration must also include a statement such as, “I am sea safe because……”, or “Being safe at sea is important to me because……”

The video submission is to be entered by uploading the free WeTransfer app and emailed to [email protected].

The app includes a message box which must include the following detail:

  1. The name, phone number and email address of the person submitting the video,
  2. The name of the fishery where the video was recorded, and
  3. The name, phone number and email address of all other persons filmed, or involved, in the submitted video

All video submissions must be received by 30 July, 2022.

An independent panel will judge the award and their decision will be final.

All video submissions will become the property of SeSafe and may be used in future promotional activity.

SeSafe is funded by Fisheries Research & Development Corporation, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the Australian Fishing Industry.