Click in ... women in rowing photo contest
World Rowing is recognising women in rowing by celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March 2015 with a photo competition.
Take part in this annual celebration by sending us your favourite photos that show women in motion under the theme of "We Row, We Sweat, We Strive. We all know that support for women in rowing comes from all areas of society and we want to harness this support, so feel free to also include photos of men and women supporting each other under our main theme. This will put you in the draw to win prizes from New Wave and Concept2.
The photos will be shared through World Rowing's social media channels for everyone to see and to show that World Rowing supports women athletes from around the world.
International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s. The day celebrates women’s achievements in many areas including economic, social, political and, of course, sport. This year the theme is 'Make it Happen.'
Women rowers have been in motion on the international scene since the first women's races were introduced by the World Rowing Federation, FISA, in 1954 at the European Championships. Back then women raced over the 1000m distance. Women's rowing was added to the Olympic Games programme in 1976 and then in 1985 the racing distance was increased to 2000m.
Submit a photo showing “we row, we sweat, we strive” to one of the World Rowing social networks –see details below. Photo credit will be given to the sender unless otherwise stated.
- Facebook – send the photo through direct message to World Rowing's main Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WorldRowing
The photo credit will be the name of the person who sent the photo unless otherwise specified.
- Twitter – submit the photo using the #womeninrowing. The handle of the sender will be used for the photo credit unless otherwise specified.
Photos must be submitted by midnight (CET) 7 March 2015.
The winners will be announced on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2015. Winners will be contacted via the social media platform through which they submitted the photo for coordination of prize delivery.