Norm the Safety Contest

Norm the Safety Contest

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Make Safety the Norm!

​The 2023/2024 contest is now closed.​ 

Check back in fall for more details on the 2024/2025 contest.

Innovative projects rewarded!

​SAFE Work Manitoba invites students to tap into their superhero creativity and create projects that show young Manitobans how to Make Safety the Norm! This year, our contest has two categories for high school students only: videos under 2 minutes and posters.

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

​First place:
​Second place:
​Third place:

*High school students entering will be awarded either as an individual student or as part of a group of students. All six winners' schools will receive $1,000.

Project ideas

This year's theme is hand and finger injuries, which are the most common types of injuries among young workers in Manitoba. Hands and fingers are valuable tools that help us navigate many daily tasks, but they're also vulnerable. 

Potential hazards in the workplace can include, but are not limited to:

  • Cutting, chopping and grinding mechanisms;
  • Chains, gears, rollers and wheels;
  • Spiked or jagged objects such as glass and nails;
  • Cutting tools such as knives, food slicers, saws and presses.
Learning about these injuries and how to prevent them helps keep workers safe, and reporting any potential hazards will lead to safer workplaces for everyone.

This year, we're looking for projects that focus on hand and finger injury prevention, so put your hard hat-thinking caps on and get creative! ​

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: February 2, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. CST

Winners notified by: March 1, 2024

See previous winning submissions here.

More information

  • Eligible provincial video winners may also be entered into the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) video contest Focu​​s 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, along with the official entry form, to: ​​​​​​​​

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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