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Contest Scope

The contest

  • Develop a short video based on the theme “Weed at Work.” Safety and being stoned don’t mix. How can you make sure work stays safe when weed is legal?
  • Your video should present a youth perspective on workplace safety and promote the theme message to your peers.
  • Your video must be no longer than two minutes, including title and credits.
  • Your video can be in English or French or both.

​For inspiration, check out last year’s winners.


  • You must be attending a Yukon secondary school program in grades 9 – 12. Cast members do not need to be students.
  • You must work with at least one partner.


  • First Prize: $1,000 to school or skills club + $1,000 to student(s)
  • Second Prize: $500 to school or skills club + $500 to student(s)
  • Third Prize: $250 to school or skills club + $250 to student(s)

​NOTE: Not all prizes will necessarily be awarded (e.g., if the number of entries is insufficient or the entries do not meet judging criteria).

Safety considerations

Read these points carefully. Contact our contest coordinator, Natalie Thivierge, if you are unsure about any of these rules. Telephone 867-332-1056 / 800-661-0443 or email Natalie.Thivierge@gov.yk.ca.

  • 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 around running equipment 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 during shooting involving live actors.
  • You must conduct a safety talk, including a hazard assessment, every shooting day.
  • If you are filming on a work site, 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. Parents or legal guardians must sign the entry form for everyone under 19 years of age who is involved in your production.
  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, YT
      Y1A 5N8
  4. Submit your video:
    1. Upload your video to YouTube.
    2. Include the hashtags #focusonsafety and #safetyandbeingstoneddontmix.
    3. 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. 


Submit your completed entry form and video link by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, April 13, 2018. Late entries will not be accepted.


Independent judges with expertise and experience in film/video production will evaluate entries based on set criteria and using a points system. They will choose three winners with the greatest number of points.

The judges will consider:

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

 The judging form is available on request. 

Winner notification

Winners will be notified by Friday, April 27, 2018. Visit our website to view the winning entries.

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 contest coordinator Natalie Thivierge at 867-332-1056 / 800-661-0443 or Natalie.Thivierge@gov.yk.ca if you have any questions or concerns.