2023 WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest
Submit your original production for a chance to win cash!
While you may be new to your job or one of the younger members of the team, you have as much right to engage in health and safety as any other worker.
The theme of this year’s contest — My job, my right to participate — challenges you to create a video (maximum two minutes) that tells us how you can participate in health and safety in the workplace and why it’s important for young workers like you to get involved.
Think about what you can do — whether it’s joining your company’s health and safety committee, speaking up if you see something unsafe, or raising health and safety concerns to your supervisor. You have a right to participate in workplace health and safety, and your input can make a difference.
When making your two-minute 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, animation, or mashups — 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 2022.
To learn more about your right to participate, visit the Worker section in Roles, Rights & Responsibilities. You can also learn how joint health and safety committees and worker health and safety representatives help keep workplaces safe.
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 student(s) 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 entries is Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. PT. But remember: the sooner you post your video, the more time people will have to view and rate it.
2023 contest sponsors
Actsafe Safety Association, representing health and safety for B.C.'s arts and entertainment industry, is presenting the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award. The winning filmmaker(s) of a live-action production will receive:
- Two passes to the 2024 Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference
- A behind-the-scenes tour of a local motion picture and television production
- A screening of their video at a 2023 Director's Guild of Canada event, with an opportunity to network with other industry professionals
- A crystal trophy to recognize their accomplishment
For complete details on the Actsafe award, visit actsafe.ca.