2020 WorkSafeBC Student Safety Video Contest
British Columbia students, how do you keep workers safe?

Due February 7th, 2020 - Not all injuries are visible.

Regardless of where you work – at a retail store, an office, a restaurant, a construction site, or a hospital – you could be exposed to hazards in the air you breathe, in the materials you use, or from contact with the people you meet.

The theme of this year’s contest — Not all injuries are visible — challenges students to create a video that explores the topic of workplace injuries we can’t see. Injuries such as broken bones, cuts, burns, and bruises may be easy to see, but mental injury, occupational diseases, and hearing loss can be harder to detect. Exposure to things like workplace stress, heat stress, asbestos, noise, pesticides, or other chemicals can lead to hidden injuries.

Think about the hazards you can’t see and what you can do to reduce your risk of injury. How would you identify hidden injuries? What questions would you ask or what behavior change would you look for?

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!

Entries should be two minutes in length at maximum.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.


There are four main prizes, each totaling $2,500. Each prize will be divided as follows: $1,500 awarded to the
participating secondary school or youth organization and $1,000 to the participating student or student team.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
  • Grades 8 to 10 category (the top two winners will each receive a prize)
  • Grades 11 to 12 category (the top two winners will each receive a prize)

At the discretion of WorkSafeBC, one video will also receive an additional $2,000 from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety ($1,000 to the winning youth or team and $1,000 to their school/organization), and be entered into the national Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest for high school students.

Bonus Prize! In addition to the prizes above, Actsafe (the safety association that serves B.C.’s motion picture and performing arts sectors) is offering the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award. Two creative contributors from the winning team will receive:
  • Lunch with a prominent Canadian filmmaker
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of a local production
  • A space for each contributor in Actsafe’s Motion Picture Safety Awareness Workshop
  • A screening of their video at a Directors Guild of Canada event in 2020, with an opportunity to meet other industry professionals
  • An award to take home

Open to all BC students in Grades 8 to 12.

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