Some Saskatchewan high school students are going to be exercising their creativity this year.
WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s annual Youth Video Contest for students in Grade 9 to 12 is now open.
The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to learn about workplace safety and Heather Getz, the manager of Social Marketing at the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board says the youth bring a whole different perspective when it comes to safety.
“What’s nice about young people is they come into the workplace with a fresh set of eyes,” Getz says. “Somebody that has been in the workplace for a long time, might not even realize that something they have been doing is dangerous or is a hazard.”
Getz says the winner of this contest gets lots of exposure.
“The winning video goes on to the National competition. It is shown across the country, and every year there has been a National contest, Saskatchewan’s video has won National fan favourite by public vote.”
In fact, it was Clavet Composite School’s video which won the National Fan Favourite.
To enter the contest, students must create a video with the theme, ‘Focus on Safety.’