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Student safety video contest

Submit your original production for a chance to win cash!

Speak up for safety

At some point, almost all of us, have had that gut feeling that something just isn’t right. When you see something unsafe at work that makes you feel that way, what can you say? What can you do? If you see something that could cause an accident or injury at work, you have a right and a responsibility to do something about it — for your own safety and for the safety of your co-workers.

The theme of this year’s contest - “How do you speak up for safety?” - challenges students to create a video (maximum two minutes) that explores the topic of how to speak up for a safe and healthy workplace.

Video considerations

Videos should focus on how to address health and safety concerns at work to help reduce the risk of workplace injuries. Consider your role in creating a safe and healthy workplace, the kinds of things you can say or do if something feels unsafe, and the role of other workers, supervisors and employers. How can you use your voice to effect positive change at work?

When making your video, think of a creative way to get your message across. All styles of video are fair game: drama, comedy, documentary, music video, stop-motion, claymation, animation — the choice is yours!

Need inspiration?

Check out the winning videos at the bottom of this page. You can also learn more about your rights and responsibilities at work.

Eligibility and prizes

The contest is open to B.C. students in grades 8-12 with a teacher sponsor. There's a category for students in grades 8-10 and a separate category for students in grades 11-12.

There's over $10,000 in prize money for students and schools. Entries will be judged on the impact of their safety message, original creative concept, and technical execution. The top entry will also advance to a national contest to compete for additional prizes.

Submission details

Post your video on YouTube and have your teacher sponsor fill out the entry form, which includes the link. We’ll review your video and if it meets our criteria (no inappropriate language or images and no copyrighted music, please), we’ll post your entry on our website.

For more details, see the contest rules and the entry form.

Don’t want to make a video but still want to participate?

When we get videos, we’ll post entries and you can view and rate your favourites. Check back to see new videos as they are posted — and don’t forget to get your family and friends to rate their favourites too!


Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5 p.m. But remember, the sooner your video is posted, the more time people will have to view and rate it.

2017 contest sponsors