New farm safety video com­pe­ti­tion for ru­ral youth

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Pri­mary In­dus­tries Health and Safety Part­ner­ship have launched a new farm safety stu­dent video com­pe­ti­tion.

PIHSP Ad­vi­sory Panel chair­man Pa­trick Mur­phy said the judg­ing panel wanted to see video clips that made the younger gen­er­a­tion think twice about their ac­tions and be safer on farms.

“When it comes to farm safety and en­sur­ing the mes­sage cuts through with young peo­ple, there’s no bet­ter way to get that mes­sage across than by de­liv­er­ing it with the voices of their peers,” Mr Mur­phy said.

“This is the first time PIHSP has em­barked on a video com­pe­ti­tion and we’re con­fi­dent that it’s a great way to con­tinue the con­ver­sa­tion around farm safety, and to gain a bet­ter per­spec­tive of what’s im­por­tant to the next gen­er­a­tion of the agri­cul­tural sec­tor.”

A PIHSP spokesper­son said the video clip can be about a per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence or about some­thing you’ve seen or heard about that you want to cre­ate some aware­ness around.

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to high school, univer­sity and agri­cul­ture col­lege stu­dents aged be­tween 13 and 21.

Videos will be judged on the im­pact of the mes­sage, the pub­lic ben­e­fit, the re­search, the creativ­ity, the orig­i­nal­ity and the en­trants rea­sons for want­ing to pro­mote farm safety.

The win­ning en­try from each cat­e­gory (high school and ter­tiary) will be awarded a $1000 cash prize, and the sec­ond best en­try from each cat­e­gory will be awarded $500 each.

The videos will be up­loaded to the Ru­ral In­dus­tries Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion YouTube chan­nel, as well as other so­cial me­dia sites. En­tries open on Mon­day, Jan­uary 16 and close Tues­day, April 18.

Win­ners will be an­nounced on April 28.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.rirdc.gov.au/ pihsp.

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