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2016 WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest

View the 2016 submissions and rate your favourites!

Contest Information

Submit your original production for a chance to win cash!

Have you ever pulled an all-nighter and dragged yourself to work anyway? Or maybe you've worked with a colleague whom you suspect had been drinking before his shift. Fatigue, alcohol, and drugs are all forms of impairment that can affect your ability to work safely, which can put you and those around you at risk of injury.

Using the theme, Impairment at work affects everyone, the safety video contest challenges students to create a video (maximum 2 minutes) that explores the topic of impairment in the workplace, and what employers and workers can do to address it.

Video considerations
Videos can focus on all types of impairment, including fatigue, drugs, alcohol, and other substances that may affect someone's ability to work safely. You may want to consider the effects of impairment in the workplace, what to do if you or someone you know is impaired at work, and the responsibilities of employers, supervisors, and workers.

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 from 2006 to 2015. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities at work on the Young Worker Safety at Work portal.

Eligibility and prizes
The contest is open to B.C. students in grades 8 to 12 who have a teacher sponsor. There's a category for students in grades 8-10 and one for students in grades 11-12.

In all, there's $10,000 in prize money for students and schools. Entries will be judged on their impact/transferable 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 5:00 pm on Friday, April 1, 2016. But remember: the sooner your video is posted, the more time for people to view and rate it.

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2016 Contest Sponsors

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