The 2017-18 It’s Your Job: Prevention Starts Here video contest is on! High school students can submit an original video for a chance at cash prizes and national recognition.
New workers are three times more likely to be injured on the job than experienced workers. The Ministry of Labour is trying to raise awareness with high school students about workplace safety.
Here’s one of the winning videos from last year:
Submit an original two-minute (maximum) video that can be shared on social media. The video needs to focus on the importance of safety and injury prevention at work.
The video can talk about either:
- Ways that lack of sleep, long hours, medications, alcohol or drugs can jeopardize your safety.
- Awareness raising about workplace safety.
- Any other health and safety messages you like.
You have until March 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM (Eastern) to submit your video. The contest is open to secondary school students only, and they must have a teacher sponsor.
There are some important rules and eligibility requirements, so check out the full details here. You can also view more past winners’ videos at the same time.
Videos will be judged on creativity, persuasiveness, impact, overall presentation of workplace information, and technical quality. The top place winners will win cash prizes:
First place: $2000 for the entrant(s), $2000 for their school.
Second place: $1500 for the entrant(s), $1500 for their school.
Third place: $1000 for the entrant(s), $1000 for their school.
The winner will go on to the national competition , with chances at winning even more prizes for yourself and your school.
There are lots of links to videos that have won in the past on the contest page, along with all the details you’ll need.