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World Rowing Celebrates the 2017 International Women´s Day

  • 24 Feb 17

World Rowing, in recognition of women in rowing, will be celebrating the International Women's Day on 8 March, 2017 with a photo competition. We aim to promote the visibility of women in rowing by showing and acknowledging the teamwork (athletes, coaches, managers, sports organisations, sponsors and other stakeholders including family and fans) that go into the successful building of women’s rowing with the theme “we are in this together” #womeninrowing. World Rowing recognizes that our sport is a great example of women and men, girls and boys working together.

World Rowing will feature the photos on our social media channels and website to celebrate your efforts on International Women’s Day. In the promotion of gender equality in the sport, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will for the first time feature an even number of events for both men and women. Women's rowing was added to the Olympic Games programme in 1976 and in 1985 the racing distance was increased from 1000m to 2000m. However, women’s rowing was first on the programme at the European Rowing Championships in 1954.

The International women’s day is a worldwide event that has been observed since the 1990s. The day celebrates women’s economic, political, social, and of course, sport achievements. This year’s campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange.

Contest details:

Submit a photo showing “We are in this together” #womeninrowing to one of the World Rowing social networks using (see details below). Photo credit will be given to the sender unless otherwise stated.

Submission details

Please indicate in your message or post that you are submitting the photo for the photo contest.

Facebook – send the photo through direct message to World Rowing's main Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WorldRowing

Twitter – submit the photo using the #womeninrowing.

Instagram – submit a photo through direct message to @WorldRowingOfficial


Photos must be submitted by midnight (CET) 7 March 2017.


The winners will be announced on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017. One winner will be selected from each continent. Winners will receive a World Rowing hoodie or sweatshirt and will be contacted via the social media platform through which they submitted the photo.