Workplace Safety Video Contest Open to Youth Across Canada

December 1, 2020 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) invites youth aged 13 to 19 across Canada to share their perspective about what working safely means to them.

Contestants of the national Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest are encouraged to produce an original video (in two minutes or less) to illustrate the importance of working safely. The contest offers three ways to win to allow full participation across every province and territory in Canada:

Provincial Contest
Each participating province and territory will hold its own contest, co-sponsored by CCOHS, with specific eligibility criteria, deadlines, and requirements. The first-place winners of these contests will be entered into the national contest.

Regional Qualifier Contest
This contest is open to youth aged 13-19 who reside in provinces or territories that are not running youth video contests. The winning individual or team will receive $1,000 and the winning video will be entered into the national Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest. Video submissions for this category must be received by Wednesday, April 15, 2021.

National Contest
The first-place winners of the regional, provincial and territorial contests move onto the national stage. The first-place video at the Canadian finals will win $2,000, second place will receive $1,500, and third place will receive $1,000. Each winning school or institution will also receive a matching prize. Winners of the national contest will be announced during Safety and Health Week in May 2021.

Full contest details as well as links to each provincial contest are available on CCOHS’ Young Workers Zone website.

Quick Facts

  • Contestants are encouraged to keep COVID-19 in mind when producing videos for this contest. Producers may wish to enter a video on their own, create an animated video, or think of another way to show safety on the job without having to physically visit a workplace site. 
  • Contestants should follow all COVID-19 guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and their applicable province or territory. For those who choose to film outside of their home, they should remember to practice physical distancing, wash their hands, and wear a mask. Additionally, contestants should stay home if they exhibit any symptoms or are feeling sick.

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