Safety video contest open to all Oregon students

Are you an Oregon student with access to a video camera and a sense of humor? You could land you and your school some cash for putting the two together.

Officials say that the annual OSHA sponsored contest gives students from all over the state the chance to deliver some creative safety messages.

The "Speak Up. Work Safe" campaign is designed to get kids to use their creative side to deliver an important safety message.

The top three entries will win cash prizes ranging from $300-$500, as well as a matching amount for their school.

The contest is designed to increase awareness about safety on the job for young people.

Students must create a 90-second or less video with the overall theme of "Speak up. Work Safe."

Specific video guidelines are outlined in the contest rules. Participants are encouraged to use humor, creativity, and share the message "Speak up. Work shouldn't cost you your future" while emphasizing ways to protect themselves at work. Submissions will be judged on the following:

A teen worker health and safety message based on the concept of "Speak up. Work shouldn't cost you your future" as the main focus of the video (See rules for more specific details.)
Creativity and originality
Overall production value (video and audio quality)
Youth appeal

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2013.

You can see some of last year's best submissions here.