We’ve Got Winners!

2012 video finalists

We have winners for the 2012 Save a Friend, Work Safe video contest sponsored by O[yes]! All 9 finalist videos and 2 honorable mentions were shown on the big screen of Northern Lights Theater in Salem on Saturday, April 14.

First Place winners Drew Corrigan & Mitch Keranen

And the winners are!

1st Place ($500)
Drew Corrigan & Mitch Keranen, Sisters High, The Importance of Ear Protection
2nd Place ($400)

Austin Coburn & Jonah Netland, Salem Academy, The Safety Police
3rd Place tie ($300)

Donald Sage & Carly Hamer, Springfield High, Better to be Safe Than Sorry
3rd Place tie ($300)

Michael Norris, Trent Bennett, Lauren Nollette, Nathan Reed, Mellanie Boeckel, Garrett Tolman & Kori Cox, St. Helens High,
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Students from St. Helens High await the screening.

Students joined O[yes] members, contest sponsors, and families and teachers. What a treat to meet the students and hear their stories about the making of their videos. It is clear that a love of  film making was a key reason many of the students entered the contest. First place winner Drew Corrigan told the audience that his video was inspired by concerns he’s had about impacts to his hearing from noise exposure as a drummer. We were pleased to learn that Drew wears hearing protection when he practices his drums.

We share a big thanks to the contest sponsors giving O[yes] the opportunity to secure the venue, provide refreshments and give cash prizes to students with matching cash prizes to their schools. 2012 sponsors include: Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, local chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET), Liberty Northwest, Hoffman Construction, and the Greater Portland Construction Partnership. We also thank Northern Lights Theater.

So what now? The videos will be used by O[yes]  during presentations and workshops with Oregon students to continue to create conversation about staying safe at work. All of the videos are available on YouTube – check them out. And join us next year!

Video contest press release (4/14/12)
Oregon Young Employee Safety (O[yes]) website
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