Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest. Enter Now!


Work is an important part of life, but no job is worth getting hurt over. Workplace injuries happen in a heartbeat but the resulting injuries can have a lasting impact on your ability to do the things you like to do.

Use your creativity to develop an original video that can be used in social media to illustrate the importance of working safely on the job.

How to enter

Visit the contest page for the province in which you reside and follow the instructions to enter your video. Note that each province has set its own deadline.

Two opportunities to win

  • Provincial Podium

    See the provincial contest pages for full details about prizes awarded at the provincial level.
  • National Stage

    Win your provincial contest and you're onto the national stage! The first place video at the Canadian finals will be awarded $2,000, second place will receive $1,500 and third place will receive $1,000. Plus each winning school will receive a matching prize.

Deadline for Entry - Extended due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Each province/territory has set its own deadline, however all entries for the National Contest must be received by CCOHS by May 22, 2020.

2020 Youth Video Contest – Regional Qualifier Application


The contest is open to all youth ages 13-19 who reside in Alberta, Ontario, or Nova Scotia. If you reside in another province or territory, you can enter through your provincial/territorial contest. You may enter as an individual or as a team. Each individual or team may only enter one submission. By submitting an entry, you consent to the use, reproduction, publication, transmission and/or broadcast of your name, institution, city/town, age, grade and/or prize information.

In order to be eligible, your video must:
  • be 2 minutes or less in length
  • be an original work
  • not violate any laws or third-party rights. This includes copyright, patent and trademark rights.
  • not include personal information

CCOHS reserves the right to refuse videos with offensive, rude, abusive, or discriminatory content.


The winning individual/team will receive $1,000 and their school/institution will receive $1,000. If team members are from more than one institution, determine which institution will sponsor your team and include this on your submission form.

The winning video will also be eligible for the national Focus on Safety video contest prizes.


A panel will judge eligible entries as follows:

  • 25% : creativity
  • 25% : persuasiveness and impact
  • 25% : overall presentation of workplace message
  • 25% : technical quality
Deadline - Extended due to COVID-19 Pandemic

All entries for the Regional Qualifier Application must be received by April 14, 2020.

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2019 Canadian Winners

There was a three-way tie for first place. Congratulations to all our winners!
  • Jacob Markham, Etienne Loney, Erik Wiebe, Bennett Sidloski, and Meghan Rempel from Winnipeg, Manitoba, won for the video titled ""
  • Kahless Christopher from Windsor, Ontario, won for the video titled ""
  • Braeden Cordero, Markus Cluff, and Tamara Jovic from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, won for the video titled ""

from our 2019 National Contest.