The Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]), Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, American Society of Safety Engineers, Liberty Northwest, the Greater Portland Construction Partnership, the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET), the Central Oregon Safety and Health Association, SHARP Alliance, and Hoffman Construction are sponsoring the contest.
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 humor, creativity, and share the message “Speak up. Work shouldn’t cost you your future,” while emphasizing ways to protect themselves at work. Submissions will be judged on the following:
- A teen worker health and safety message based on the concept of “Speak up. Work shouldn’t cost you your future” as the main focus of the video (see rules for more specific details).
- Creativity and originality
- Overall production value (video and audio quality)
- Youth appeal
- The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013.
Contest winners will be unveiled at a screening event to be announced in the spring of 2013, and winning entries will be posted on YouTube. Students are encouraged to use social media to spread the word about their contest entries with the tag #Oyesvideo.