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Youth Video Contest

The Youth Video Contest is an annual competition that challenges Yukon high school students to create a short video about workplace safety.


  • 1st prize: $1000
  • 2nd prize: $700
  • 3rd prize: $300
  • The winner’s video will be submitted to the national competition hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety for a chance to win more cash prizes

Project theme ideas

Examples of themes for these projects are:

  • Why is physical and social isolation important during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Dream jobs: what are the potential hazards and safety considerations?
  • Bullying and how it affects mental health
  • How to avoid back injuries
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Social media and how it affects mental health
  • How to asses risks in everyday life

These examples are provided for inspiration. Participants are encouraged to think creatively and come up with their own ideas.

Who can enter the Youth Video Contest?

Yukon high school students in Grades 8 to 12. Cast members don't have to be students.

How long can the video be?

Videos can be up to two-minutes long, including titles and credits. For inspiration, check out previous contest winners.

What’s the deadline?

Email your video link to the address below by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, May 15, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.

How do I enter?

  1. Upload your video to YouTube.
  2. Email a link to your video to Natalie Thivierge at [email protected]

What are the safety rules?

  1. You must maintain your own personal safety and that of your cast, crew and anyone else involved in the production of your video at all times.
  2. You must not endanger anyone during the production of your video, and you must follow safe practices and procedures.
  3. Your video cannot portray any unsafe acts involving live actors, and you are not permitted to depict with live actors any high-hazard risks such as working close to equipment in operation or working at heights, even to make a point or contrast safe acts with dangerous acts.
  4. You must conduct a safety talk, including a hazard assessment, on every day of filming.
  5. If you are filming on a worksite, you must obtain permission of the business owner and/or manager, take all appropriate health and safety precautions, and follow all applicable health and safety rules and regulations.

How will my video be judged?

Judging will be evaluated based on set criteria and using a points system. The judges will consider:

  1. What you did before starting to film: Script development, including finding suitable locations, cast and crew, if applicable.
  2. What you did during filming: Production techniques, including camera, lighting, art direction (props, set, costumes), audio and acting.
  3. What you did after filming: Post-production techniques, including editing, graphics and music.
  4. How well the video presents the contest theme.
  5. The video’s overall impact.

Judges reserve the right to choose not to choose any winners or award any prizes if submissions are not considered to be of a high enough quality.

The fine print

  1. All footage, photographs, music, sound effects, etc. must be originally created material, or you must obtain written, legal permission to use someone else’s copyrighted material.
  2. By entering this contest you grant Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board the right to use your name, photograph and video submission(s) for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes.
  3. By entering this contest you agree to abide by these contest rules.
  4. If you are selected as a winner, your parent or guardian will be required to sign a form confirming that you followed the safety rules, that the people depicted in your video agreed to be in your video, and that you either own or have permission to use the footage, photographs, music and sound effects included in your video.

More questions?

Call the contest coordinator Natalie Thivierge at 867-332-1056 or email [email protected]. If you are calling from outside Whitehorse, use our toll-free line: 800-661-0443.