SAFEGEN YOUTH WORKPLACE SAFETY VIDEO CONTEST

Our 2024 Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest is NOW OPEN for entries!

Time to put on your Director’s hat and produce a video for a shot at winning $1500! This year’s theme is “A Safe Start to Your Career,” inviting you to showcase your ideas on starting your career on a safe path.

Whether you choose to be a solo star or team up for collaborative brilliance, $1500 cash prizes await three winners.

Mark your calendars! Submission deadline: May 13, 2024.

Who’s eligible? All Alberta students aged 15-20 years inclusive, are invited to participate in this contest.

The video submission must be no longer than two minutes in length and in a 16:9 aspect ratio (landscape).

Need an extra dose of inspiration? Dive into our workplace safety courses and check out past winners.

We can’t wait to see your vision come to life!
Proudly presented by @CAREERSNextGen.

HOW TO ENTER

1. Create your video and upload it to your YouTube account.
2. Fill out the online entry form here.

Official Entry Form
Team Member Entry Form

A SAFE START TO YOUR CAREER

Whether your career takes you on the highway, into a bustling manufacturing facility, or has you tapping away at a keyboard, having the skills and knowledge to keep yourself safe is essential. It’s time to explore the know-how required to get yourself a safe start to your career.

What hazards may exist in a given work environment? What are some strategies for keeping safety front-of-mind while you’re focused on learning all the other new skills required to start your career? What are steps you can take both before you begin working, and once you have hit your stride on-the-job, to ensure you go home safe at the end of each day? We encourage you to consider one or more of these questions, and produce a video that provides practical tips and tools for your fellow young workers.

Your video should align with the theme “A Safe Start to Your Career” and fall into one of the following categories:

1. READINESS FOR WORK (E.G. SAFETY TRAINING, UNDERSTANDING SITE SAFETY PROTOCOLS, BEING FREE FROM IMPAIRMENTS)

2. STRATEGIES FOR MAINTAINING A PROACTIVE SAFETY MINDSET AT WORK

3. PROMOTING A SAFETY CULTURE

4. BALANCING PRODUCTIVITY DEMANDS AND PERSONAL SAFETY

5. PREVENTIVE MEASURES (E.G. IDENTIFYING HAZARDS, CLEAR COMMUNICATION, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS)

TIME TO GET CREATIVE! YOU CAN APPROACH THIS BY SHOWCASING THE SAFE APPROACH, OR BY DEMONSTRATING BEHAVIOUR THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED, BUT WHATEVER APPROACH YOU TAKE, BE SURE TO PRIORITIZE SAFETY WHILE FILMING.

Judges

Meet our panel of judges for the 2024 SafeGen Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest. This group of nine leaders from industry and the safety and education world bring a wealth of experience to this task. Spanning a range of locations, from Red Deer to Fort Chipewyan, each judge will contribute a unique perspective as they review the contest entries. This diverse line-up of judges will promote a fair and comprehensive evaluation process. We extend our gratitude to our panelists for their work in recognizing videos that will inspire the next generation to start their careers with the skills and knowledge to stay safe.

Paula Anderson

Training & Safety Work Leader, FortisAlberta

Mark Beck

Director of Operations, OMNIA Training

Treena Dixon

Executive Director, Alberta Education Health and Safety Association

Rob Feagan

Executive Director, OHS Prevention Services, Alberta Jobs, Economy, and Trade

Wade Glavine

Business Development and Chief Information Officer, Alberta Construction Training Institute  

Lora Pillipow

Deputy MinisterAlberta Education 

Mark Ramsden

CAM Industrial SolutionsVice President, Field Services Union North America and Power O&M

Dave Tuccaro

Founder, President and CEO of Tuccaro Group of Companies; Member of Mikisew Cree First Nation, Fort Chipewyan

Carola von Sass

Director of Health, Safety, and Transportation, Alberta Forest Products Association  

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Have questions? Call us at 780-426-3414, or email us at safegen@nextgen.org.