Norm the Safety Contest

Norm the Safety Contest

​​​​​​​​​​​Make Safety the Norm!

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Innovative projects wanted!

SAFE Work Manitoba invites high school​ students in any discipline to tap into their creativity and​ be a safety superhero! Create projects that promote safe work to young Manitobans for a chance to win a cash prize. The 2023 contest is now closed. ​

This is your chance to win cash prizes for you and your school!*

  • ​​First place: $2,500
  • Second place: $1,500
  • Third place: $1,000

*Students entering will be awarded either as an individual student or as part of a group of students. High Schools will also receive a separate cash prize.

Project ideas

This year’s theme is "Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, or related soft tissue including a sprain, strain and inflammation​)​​." Potential hazards in the workplace can include, slippery floors, poor ergonomic set up, etc. While hazards are a reality, injuries don't have to be. Every employer and employee can do their part to ensure a safer workplace, whether that be physically or psychologically. Practicing safe work and reporting any potential hazards will lead to a safer workplace for everyone. In this year's contest, we're looking for projects that focus on different ways to prevent musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace.​

*For projects such as events or campaigns, be sure to include a plan explaining how you will implement.

Your Norm the Safety Contest toolkit

To ensure you have the information you need to develop your creative and accurate safe work message, we've put together this resource toolkit to help you include the right safety facts in your project:


High School students:

Important dates

Completed projects are due: March 17, 2023 at 4:00 p.m., based on the time in Winnipeg, Manitoba
​Winners notified by: Earl​y April, 2023​

See previous winn​ing submissions:​


​ More information

  • Eligible provincial video winners may also be entered into the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) video contest Focus on Safety for a chance to win even more prize money at a national level.
  • Winners may have their projects profiled on the SAFE Work Manitoba website and on social media.
  • Have more than one project to submit? No problem, send them all!

Submit your projects to: 

SAFE Work Manitoba
c/o: Michael Pogorzelec
16-363 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 4W3

Questions? Contact SAFE Work Manitoba:

16-363 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3N9
Phone: 204-957-SAFE (7233)
Toll Free: 1-855-957-SAFE (7233)
Email: ​​

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