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Contest Scope

The contest

  • Develop a short video that explores the theme: “mind the job: not all injuries are physical”.
  • Videos should explore mental health in the workplace.
  • Videos must be no longer than two minutes, including title and credits.
  • Each team must have two students.
  • Videos can be in English or French or both.

For inspiration, check out our previous winners.

Eligibility

  • You must be attending a Yukon secondary school in Grades 9 to 12. Cast members do not have to be students.

Prizes

  • 1st prize: $1000 for your team, plus $1000 for your school or skills club
  • 2nd prize: $500 for your team, plus $500 for your school or skills club
  • 3rd prize: $250 for your team, plus $250 for your school or skills club

Skills Canada Yukon will provide in-class training to help students with their submissions.

The first-place team will go to the Skills Canada National Competition.

NOTE: We will not necessarily award all prizes (for example, if the number of entries is insufficient or the entries do not meet judging criteria).

Safety considerations

Read these points carefully.

  • 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.
  • You must not endanger anyone during the production of your video, and you must follow safe practices and procedures.
  • 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.
  • You must discuss safety issues with your supervising teacher or skills club coach before starting production. We strongly recommend that your teacher or coach is present when you film live actors.
  • You must conduct a safety talk, including a hazard assessment, on every day of filming.
  • 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 to enter

  1. Download the entry form. Complete the form in full. Incomplete forms may result in disqualification.
  2. Ensure that your entry form is signed by your sponsoring teacher or skills club coach. The parent or legal guardian of every person under 19 years of age, who is involved in your production, must sign the entry form.
  3. Submit your completed entry form in one of the following ways:
    1. By fax to 867-393-6279 (Attention: Natalie Thivierge)
    2. In person at 401 Strickland Street in Whitehorse
    3. By mail to:
      Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board
      401 Strickland Street
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5N8
  4. Submit your video:
    1. Upload your video to YouTube
    2. Email the YouTube link to your video to natalie.thivierge@gov.yk.ca

You may enter more than one video, but each video requires a separate entry form.

Deadline

Submit your completed entry form and video link by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, March 22, 2019. Late entries will not be accepted.

Judging

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

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

The judging form is available on request.

The “fine print”

  • 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.
  • By entering this contest you grant the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board the right to use your name, photograph and video submission(s) for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes.
  • By entering this contest you agree to abide by these contest rules and regulations.

Questions or concerns?

Contact the contest coordinator Natalie Thivierge at 867-332-1056 / 800-661-0443 or natalie.thivierge@gov.yk.ca