Are you a teacher or a youth leader in a community program? If so, be sure to spread the word: there's less than a month left to enter WorkSafeBC's 15th annual Student Safety Video Contest! Youth in grades 8 to 12 have until February 7 to submit their video for a chance to walk away with some great prizes.
This year's contest theme is "Not all injuries are visible." Youth are asked to explore the causes of workplace injuries they can't see and what they can do to reduce the risks for themselves and other young workers.
While injuries like cuts, burns, and broken bones are usually obvious, mental injuries, occupational diseases, and hearing loss are less visible. These types of injuries can be caused by exposure to hazards such as workplace stress, chemicals, and noise.
There are four $2,500 prizes available to be shared by winning students and their schools or youth organizations. Funding for the prizes is through WorkSafeBC and other contest sponsors: Actsafe, London Drugs, and Seaspan.
Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award
Youth who enter the contest will also have an opportunity to win the Actsafe Aspiring Filmmaker Award. This young filmmaker's dream experience includes lunch with a prominent Canadian filmmaker, a behind-the-scenes tour of a local production, a screening of the winning film at a Directors Guild of Canada event (with the opportunity to meet other industry professionals), and an award to take home.
Don't delay! Visit worksafebc.com/studentvideocontest for more information about the prizes and how to enter the contest.