“Focus on Safety” youth video contest

Lights! Camera! Safety!

WorkSafeNB has launched the provincial “Focus on Safety” youth video contest. The contest challenges New Brunswick high school students to create a video that illustrates the importance of working safely on the job. The contest runs until April 1, 2016, with cash prizes available for both students and their high schools. The first-place winning video will be automatically entered in the national “Focus on Safety” youth video contest, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, to compete with winners from across the country and be viewed by Canadians coast-to-coast during Fan Favourite voting in April 2016.

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First place: $1,000 for the student, plus $1,000 for their high school.

Second place: $750 for the student, plus $750 for their high school.

Third place: $500 for the student, plus $500 for their high school.

Tips for making your video stand out:

  • Videos are judged on the following criteria:
    • Creativity
    • Impact and persuasiveness
    • Presentation and accuracy of the message
    • Technical quality
  • It is VERY important that your audience can hear your message. Some tips to ensure good sound quality:
    • Use an external mic, if available
    • Consider the use of voice-overs
    • If using music or other audio in the background, be sure it doesn’t compete with any voice messages
  • Get inspired! Check out the winning videos from previous years’ provincial and national contests on our YouTube channel!

Good Luck!


Contest Form (Electronic Form)

Video Contest Rules (PDF)

Video Contest Poster (PDF)

Questions? Contact Jessica MacDonald, youth programs co-ordinator, at 506 867-0632 or


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