Students have used original music, special effects, and offbeat characters to promote young worker safety and health. The annual “Speak up. Work safe.” video contest is now open to teens across Oregon. The top three entries will take home cash prizes ranging from $300 to $500 and students will earn a matching amount for their school.
The contest is designed to increase awareness about safety on the job for young people. Students must create a 90-second or less video with the overall theme of “Speak up. Work safe.” Specific video guidelines are outlined in the contest rules. Participants are encouraged to use creative movie-making techniques, while sharing the message “Work shouldn’t cost you your future.” In addition, the video should emphasize ways for young workers to protect themselves at work.
Go to www.youngemployeesafety.org/contest for detailed contest information, including contest tips, rules, and entry forms.