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Youth Video Contest

We’re sponsoring a video contest with Skills Canada Yukon, and there are some great 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

In addition to the cash prize, the first place team will be offered the opportunity to compete as part of Team Yukon at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

For inspiration, check out last year's winners.

What’s the Catch?

There’s no catch. But there is a theme.

Your video must include a character named Prevention and use the phrase, "Prevention. Works for me!"

Recognizing danger is the first step in staying safe. What role does Prevention play in avoiding danger?

Who Can Enter?

Yukon high school students in grades 9 to 12 and Skills Canada Yukon Skills Clubs members throughout the territory are invited to enter this competition. Cast members don't have to be students.

How Long Can the Video Be?

Videos may be up to 2 minutes in length, including titles and credits.

How Do We Enter?

  1. Upload your video to YouTube and include the hashtags #focusonsafety and #preventionworksforme.
  2. Email a link to your video to our Young Worker Safety Coordinator, Natalie Thivierge. Her email address is Natalie.Thivierge@gov.yk.ca.
  3. Download and fill out an entry form.
  4. Submit the completed entry form to Natalie at Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board. Contact information is on the form.

What’s the Deadline?

Your video and its entry form must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, April 7th, 2017. Late entries will not be accepted.

Is There More Information?

Yes, you should definitely read the complete Contest Scope before you begin your video.

If you have questions, give Natalie a call at 332-1056 or email her. If you are calling from outside Whitehorse, use our toll-free line: 1-800-661-0443.