2021 WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest
Submit your original production for a chance to win cash!
Theme — I am doing my part
When workplaces in B.C. are healthy and safe, they contribute to a safe and healthy province. Every person in the workplace can contribute by doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. How are you doing your part?
The theme of this year’s contest — I am doing my part — challenges students to create a self-filmed video (maximum two minutes) that explores how young workers can stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the workplace. Think about how diseases spread and how you can protect yourself and your co-workers from being exposed. Consider how following health protocols and procedures established by employers help to keep us all safe and healthy.
This year, to ensure physical distancing, you must work independently and film the video yourself rather than in a team. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a creative way to get your message across. All styles of video are fair game: drama, comedy, documentary, music video, stop-motion, animation — the choice is yours! (Note: only live-action productions will be considered for the bonus prize of the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award. For more details on this prize, see Bonus prize below, or visit actsafe.ca).
Check out the winning videos from 2006 to 2020.
To learn more about COVID-19 protocols for different industries and what they mean for workers and employers, visit the COVID-19 information and resources page on worksafebc.com.
Eligibility and prizes
You can enter the contest if you’re a B.C. student in grades 8 to 12 with a teacher or youth organization sponsor. There’s one category for students in grades 8 to 10 and one for students in grades 11 and 12.
There’s $10,000 in prize money to be awarded to the winning students and their schools or youth organizations. Entries will be judged on the impact of their safety message, original creative concept, and technical execution. The top entry will win additional prize money from the Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest and compete for additional prizes in its national competition, with support from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
How to submit your video
Post your video on YouTube, then have your teacher or youth organization sponsor fill out the entry form and include the link to your video. 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. After submitting your YouTube link, you can also post your video on Instagram. Don’t forget to follow @WorkSafeBC and use the hashtag #SVCWorkSafeBC.
Don't want to make a video but still want to participate?
You can participate by viewing and rating your favourite videos. Check worksafebc.com regularly to see new videos as they are posted — and remember to get your family and friends to rate their favourites too!
Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. But remember, the sooner you post your video, the more time people will have to view and rate it.
2021 contest sponsors
One lucky creative student will win the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award, which includes tickets to the 2022 Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference, screening of the film at a future Directors Guild of Canada event, and more! For more details, visit actsafe.ca. (Note: only live-action production will be considered for the Actsafe award.)