Public voting on original "It's Your Job" videos created by Canadian high school students and young Canadians 18-24 will take place during North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 5-11. If you're attending Partners in Prevention Conference and Trade Show, April 30-May 1, you'll have an advance opportunity to view competing videos on site.
The videos illustrate to young workers the importance of working safely or their rights to being paid fairly for the work they do. After the contest, the winning videos will be posted on a YouTube video contest channel as a free resource for education and awareness building.
All entries will be judged by a select panel for creativity, persuasiveness, overall presentation of workplace information, and technical quality. The contest offers matching prizes to winning high school contestants and their schools at regional and the national competitions. Youth who are not in high school could win prizes at the national level. All national winners will go on to compete internationally.
A selection of top videos from both contest categories will also be eligible for public or "fan" voting, in which Canadians can vote for their favourites. Videos receiving the most votes in each category (secondary school students and young Canadians 18-24) will receive an additional prize of $1000. These videos will also be posted on the YouTube video contest channel from Saturday May 4 to Sunday May 12, 2013.
Find out more about the contest.