2024 Youth Video Contest: Focus on Safety

Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest

Work can be an exciting part of life, but no injury or illness makes any paycheque worth it.

We invite you to use your creativity to develop an original video that illustrates the importance of working safely on the job. Help us get the word out about why we need to stay healthy and safe at work, so we all can enjoy our lives to the fullest.

How to enter

Visit the contest page for the province where you live  and follow the instructions to enter your video. Note that each province has set its own deadline.

Is your province not holding a contest? No worries! You can enter our Regional Qualifier.

Win your provincial contest or the Regional Qualifier, and you automatically move on to the national contest, where our panel of judges will determine the best of the best. The team/individual with the first place video in the national finals will win $2,000, second place will receive $1,500 and third place will receive $1,000. Plus each winning school will receive a matching prize.

Video Contest Details

Provincial Contest Pages

Regional Qualifier Application

Eligibility *

The contest is open to all youth ages 13-19 who reside in a province without a provincial contest. If you reside in another province or territory, you can enter through your provincial/territorial contest. You may enter as an individual or as a team. Each individual or team may only enter one submission. By submitting an entry, you consent to the use, reproduction, publication, transmission and/or broadcast of your name, institution, city/town, age, grade and/or prize information.

*Employees of provincial or federal workers' compensation boards, provincial and federal ministries and departments of labour, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and their immediate family members are not eligible.

In order to be eligible, your video submission must:

  • be an original work
  • be 2 minutes or less in length
  • not violate any laws or third-party rights, including copyright, patent and trademark rights.
  • not include personal information
  • be received by April 17, 2024

CCOHS reserves the right to refuse videos with offensive, rude, abusive, or discriminatory content.


The winning individual/team will receive $1,000 and their school/institution will receive $1,000. The winning video will also qualify for the national Focus on Safety video contest. If team members are from more than one institution, determine which institution will represent your team and include this on your submission form.

The winners (individual or team) of the Youth Video Contest (regional and national contests) must provide CCOHS with the banking information of one person on the team for direct deposit within 30 days after the announcement to receive their prize. This person is responsible for dividing the prize among the team.


A panel will judge eligible entries as follows:

  • 25% : creativity
  • 25% : persuasiveness and impact
  • 25% : overall presentation of workplace message
  • 25% : technical quality

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2021 National Contest YouTube links

2023 National Winners

Congratulations to all our winners!

First Place

Safety Is No Accident by: Lucas Feeley, Jerico Manaloto

Second Place

Un jeu d’enfant by: Cédric Loubier

Third Place

Sécurité au travail by: Lilianne Gagné

2023 National Contest

Watch all the inspiring videos from our 2023 national contest.