What’s your Farm Safety Story?

That’s the question being asked of being asked of high school and university or agriculture college students aged between 13 and 21 by the Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP) who are seeking young people’s input into farm safety.

farm safetyThe inaugural farm safety student video competition has been announced and they are seeking students to step up and tell their farm safety story in video format.

The competition aims to raise awareness about farm safety in agriculture’s next generation, using the words (and vision!) of 13 to 21-year old’s to encourage better safety behavior among their peers, families and Australia’s broader farming sector.

The video clip can be about a personal experience, something close to their heart … or about something the author may have seen or heard about that you want to create some awareness around.

Chairman of the PIHSP Advisory Panel, Patrick Murphy, says the judging panel wants to see video clips that will make the younger generation think twice about their actions and be safer on farm.

“Does it annoy you that your brother never wears a helmet when he musters on the motorbike? Have you jumped in the back of a Ute without thinking – and had a near miss? Did your friends ignore the floodway markers and try to drive through anyway?”

“There’s no better way to get that message across than by delivering it with the voices of their peers.”

The winning entry from each category (high school and tertiary) will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize; 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 site, as well as other social media avenues.

Entries open today and close Tuesday, 18 April 2017.Winners will be announced Friday, 28 April 2017.

For Terms & Conditions and Application Forms, please visit: www.rirdc.gov.au/pihsp