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News release – 2016 Number 22

Announcing the World Standards Day 2016 video competition


Entries close 15 August 2016


Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-07-19IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) are organizing a video competition to raise awareness of the importance of standards in our daily lives.


WSD 2016 video competition

The #speakstandards video competition is part of the build-up to World Standards Day, 14 October, which this year takes the theme: “Standards build trust”.


The 2016 #speakstandards video competition will imagine a world without International Standards, demonstrating how difficult life would be without trusted standards for quality, safety, compatibility and more.


Contestants are asked to think of one example of something that would not work or would be less trustworthy in a world without International Standards, and capture it in a 15-second video. The creator of the winning video will be awarded a cash prize of CHF 1,500, and the competition’s three runners-up will each receive a prize of CHF 500.

The deadline for submissions to the video competition is 15 August 2016, and contestants are welcome to submit up to three entries to the competition. The winning video will be decided by a public vote.


Learn more about the video competition and how you can participate here…

The competition’s Facebook page will provide interactive guidance to potential entrants throughout the course the competition.

The competition’s Twitter account will announce key dates and point followers to relevant supporting information.

World Standards Day, 14 October, is an international day of observance recognized worldwide since 1970. Coordinated by IECISO and ITU, World Standards Day celebrates the collaborative efforts of the thousands of public and private-sector experts that dedicate their time and expertise to the development of international standards.

International Standards represent the consensus view of the world’s leading experts in industry sectors ranging from energy utilities and energy efficiency to transportation, management systems, climate change, healthcare, safety, and information and communication technology (ICT).

See the entries to the 2015 #speakstandards video competition and learn more about the competition’s winners here.


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