Entries called for lifejacket video competition

With the recreational boating season now underway, Maritime NZ and TV show Big Angry Fish are calling for people to send in videos of them wearing their lifejackets.

The Maritime NZ/Big Angry Fish competition is open till December 11, and is one of the initiatives for the Safer Boating Forum’s summer campaign – launched prior to the traditional Labour Weekend start to the recreational boating season.

Make sure you are wearing your lifejacket – and tell us why it’s important for everyone to wear their lifejacket – and you and a friend could be on your way to a surprise fishing location with Milan and Nathan from TV3’s Big Angry Fish.

TV3’s Big Angry Fish hosts Milan and Nathan are committed to safety, and are true role-models for the advertising campaign that encourages all boaties to: "get it on, or it’s no good" as part of the Lifejackets for Life campaign.

They always wear their lifejackets when the fish are biting on their popular fishing show, and they’re calling for help spreading this important recreational boating safety message.

Make a one minute video that says why you should always wear your lifejacket, use the phrase "get it on, or it’s no good", and you could win a fantastic day out fishing with them. The prize is a day’s fishing for two, with sponsor Maritime NZ paying the cost of return travel from anywhere in New Zealand to a fishing location chosen by Milan and Nathan.

Just think you could be catching snapper and kingfish off the Auckland/Coromandel coastline or chasing the big one in the Bay of Plenty.

The video needs to show you and your mates out on the water fishing with everyone on board wearing a properly-fitted lifejacket. You must say on the video why you always wear a lifejacket and include Maritime NZ’s catch-phrase "get it on, or it’s no good".

Your clip needs to be pretty slick, but you only need a smartphone to produce it. You will be able to upload your video for all the world to see (subject to regular terms and conditions).

Milan and Nathan will select the top three, with the final winners decided by Maritime NZ, on the basis of humour, creativity and how that important safety message – "get it on, or it’s no good" is delivered.

For more competition details see www.maritimenz.govt.nz/BigAngryFish

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