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Get Involved: World Standards Day Video Competition


The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), members of the World Standards Cooperation, have launched a World Standards Day video competition to drive conversation around the importance of standards and how they impact daily lives. The competition, open to the public, is an opportunity to be creative through media that show examples of how international standards shape processes, products, and various settings.

The World Standards Cooperation challenge calls on participants to “imagine a world without standards,” without telephone codes, country and currency codes, and access to the Internet, for example. Without standards, communication between people, machines, parts and products would be extremely difficult. The World Standards Commission lists various examples of where standards are vital, including light bulbs, the Internet, computers, global supply chains, and more.

IEC, ISO, and ITU will select the top ten best videos based on relevance, understanding, creativity, and originality, and whether applicants meet all of the rules, posted here. All videos should be promoted using the hashtag #speakstandards. Videos must be sent to the World Standards Cooperation between June 1 and July 10, 2015.

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About the World Standards Cooperation

WSC - The World Standards Cooperation was established in 2001 by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in order to strengthen and advance the voluntary consensus-based international standards systems of IEC, ISO, and ITU.

About World Standards Day

World Standards Day was initially launched in 1970, and is now recognized and celebrated by nations around the globe. U.S. activities are organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from the standards and conformity assessment community. The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day will be held at the Fairmont Washington in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2015.

The event will include the presentation of the 2015 Ronald H. Brown Standards Leadership award, which is named after the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce and honors an individual who has effectively promoted standardization as a key tool in the elimination of global trade barriers. The results of the 2015 World Standards Day Paper Competition will also be announced.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) will serve as the event’s 2015 administrating organization. The event is co-chaired each year by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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