Norm the Safety Contest

Norm the Safety Contest

​​Make Safety the Norm!

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Innovative projects rewarded!

The 2021 Norm The Safety Contest is now closed. Winners will be notified and an annoncement will be made in the coming weeks. Thank you to all of the students who submitted a project that showed how to Make Safety the Norm.

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

High school students:

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

Post-secondary students:

  • First place: $2,500

*High school 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 “Let's Practice Safe Work.” Potential hazards in the workplace can include chemicals, slippery floors, poor ergonomic set up, etc. During the last year workplaces have also had to quickly learn effective ways to deal with COVID-19, which has led to many changes for employers and employees. 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:

• Staying safe at work during COVID-19
• Practicing safe work in the workplace
• Potential hazards that can be encountered 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:

Post-secondary students:


Important dates

Completed projects are due: April 6, 2021
​Winners notified by: May 31, 2021

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 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: Veronica Suszynski
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)

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