Norm the Safety Contest

Norm the Safety Contest

​Make Safety the Norm!

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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: one for high school students and one for post-secondary students.​

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 "preventing psychological hazards in the workplace" and we're looking for projects that focus on issues that might affect the mental well-being or mental health of a worker, such as bullying, violence or harassment in the workplace. We want to see safe work projects that are focused on educating young workers about safety such as:

  • Songs
  • Videos (two-minute maximum)
  • Theatrical productions
  • Posters
  • Resources
  • Awareness campaigns*
  • Events or activities*
  • Mixed media
  • Anything creative you can come up with

*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

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Completed projects are due: May 15, 2020
Winners notified by: June 10​, 2020​​

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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