New farm safety video competition for rural youth
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.