Safety Starts with Me Competition

Find out how you can showcase your creativity in promoting workplace safety and health through art, design, photography, film and writing.

About the Competition

The annual Safety Starts with Me Competition is a platform for members of the public to showcase their creativity in promoting workplace safety and health (WSH) through art, design, photography, film and writing.

Why You Should Participate

As a winner in this national competition, your work will be featured on our website, exhibitions and social media channels, and possibly used as a training resource for the industry and workers. You will also receive attractive prizes.

Competition Theme

The theme for 2021 is "Take time to take care of your safety and health". You can illustrate this theme in your entries through any of the following focus areas:

  • Staying healthy at work;
  • Staying safe while driving and working near vehicles;
  • Preventing hand injuries when using machines; or
  • Working safely at heights.

If you are a student or youth at work, you can illustrate the theme in your entries through your daily activities in and outside of school, campus or work.

Competition Categories

The following categories are open for application for 2021:

Creative Story Writing

About This Category

This category focuses on stories and poems based on the competition theme.

Who May Apply

If you are a secondary school student, you may apply under the student category. If you are not, you may apply under the open category, which is open to all members of the public.

What You Can Win

Depending on the category you apply under, you can win the following cash prizes:

Open Category

 

Award

Cash prize

Gold

S$1,000

Silver

S$600

Bronze

S$300

Consolation

S$100

 

Student Category

 

Award

Cash prize

Gold

S$600

Silver

S$400

Bronze

S$200

Consolation

S$100

 

What to Submit

Your story or poem must:

  • Not be more than 500 words;
  • Be typed on an A4 document, using a 12pt font size and single-spacing; and
  • Be original. Entries from previous years will not be accepted.

You may submit more than 1 entry. Each entry must have its own entry form.

You may submit your documents via soft copy. Please refer to the table below to find out the submission requirements.

 

Submission format

What to submit

Requirements

Soft copy

  • Save your documents in PDF or DOC format .
  • Include the following in your file name:
    • Name
    • The last 4 characters of your NRIC
    • Entry number (if more than one entry)

File name example: LucasGoh_567A_0 1

 

Where to Submit

 

Submission format

Submit to

Soft copy

siu_kai_ming@wshc.sg

 

When to Submit

Your submission should reach us by 5 April 2021.

Assessment Criteria

We will assess your entry based on the following criteria:

 

Criteria

Weightage

Originality

40%

Content

30%

Language

30%

 

For More Information

Email siu_kai_ming@wshc.sg if you have any queries.

Creative Photography

About This Category

This category focuses on photographs based on the competition theme. Your entry should explore the relationship between workers and the workplace risks that they have to face every day.

You may take photographs of people at work or in their workplace, and your subjects can be from any industry.

Who May Apply

This category is open to all members of the public.

What You Can Win

Depending on the category you apply under, you can win the following cash prizes:

 

Award

Cash prize

Gold

S$1,000

Silver

S$600

Bronze

S$300

Consolation

S$100

 

What to Submit

Your photograph:

  • Can be taken in colour or black and white.
  • Can use the style of photojournalism, experimental photography or fine art photography.
  • Must be original. Entries from previous years will not be accepted.

You may submit more than 1 entry. Each entry must have its own entry form.

You may submit your documents via soft copy. Please refer to the table below to find out the submission requirements.

 

Submission format

What to submit

Submission requirements

Soft copy

  • Download link to your photograph
  • Entry form(PDF)
  • Save your photograph in JPG or TIFF format, with a minimum resolution of 2,000 by 3,000 pixels.
  • Include the following in your file name:
    • Name
    • Last 4 characters of your NRIC
    • Photograph number
  • Upload your photograph to a cloud-based computer file transfer service such as WeTransfer to generate the download link to your photograph.

File name example: LucasGoh_567A_0 1

 

Where to Submit

 

Submission format

Submit to

Soft copy

siu_kai_ming@wshc.sg

 

When to Submit

Your submission should reach us by 5 April 2021.

Assessment Criteria

We will assess your entry based on the following criteria:

 

Criteria

Weightage

Originality

50%

Content and creativity

30%

Clarity of pictorial interpretation

20%

 

For More Information

Email siu_kai_ming@wshc.sg if you have any queries.

Creative Poster Drawing

About This Category

This category focuses on posters based on the competition theme.

Who May Apply

If you are:

  • A primary or secondary school student, you may apply under the student category.
  • A migrant worker residing in Singapore with a valid work pass or permit , you may apply under the worker's category.

If you are neither a student or a worker, you may apply under the open category, which is open to all members of the public.

What You Can Win

Depending on the category you apply under, you can win the following cash prizes:

Open Category

 

Award

Cash prize

Gold

S$1,000

Silver

S$600

Bronze

S$300

Consolation

S$100

 

Student category (Secondary School)

 

Award

Cash prize

Gold

S$600

Silver

S$400

Bronze

S$200

Consolation

S$100

 

Student Category (Primary School)

 

Award

Cash prize

Gold

S$400

Silver

S$300

Bronze

S$200

Consolation

S$100

 

Worker's Category

 

Award

Cash prize

Gold

S$500

Silver

S$400

Bronze

S$300

Consolation

S$100

 

What to Submit

Your A3-sized poster:

  • Can be a single poster or part of a series of posters.
  • Must be original. Entries that copy or spoof existing local or foreign poster designs, and entries from previous years will not be accepted.

You may submit more than 1 entry. Each entry must have its own entry form.

Please refer to the tables below to find out the guidelines and requirements for each category.

Student and open category

 

What to submit

Soft Copy Submission

  • Download link to your poster
  • Entry form (PDF)
  • Save your poster in JPG or TIFF format

Include the following in your file name:

  • Name
  • Last 4 characters of your NRIC

Upload your poster to a cloud-based computer file transfer service such as We Transfer to generate the download link to your poster.

File name example: LucasGoh_567A_01

 

Hard Copy Submission

Your poster can be hadn-drawn or created using computer illustration. Your visual can be an illustration, photograph or painting.

Stick your printed entry form on the back of your poster.

Design guidelines

Your poster can be hand-drawn or created using computer illustration. Your visual can be an illustration, photograph or painting.

 

Worker's category

 

What to submit

  • A3 poster
  • Entry form

Design guidelines

Your poster must be created using freehand drawing. Your visual can be an illustration or painting.

Submission requirements

Stick your printed entry form on the back of your poster.

 

Where to Submit

Submit your hard copy documents to the following address:

Workplace Safety and Health Council
1500 Bendemeer Road, #04-01
Ministry of Manpower Services Centre
Singapore 339946

When to Submit

Your submission should reach us by 5 April 2021.

Assessment Criteria

We will assess your entry based on the following criteria:

 

Criteria

Weightage

Originality

50%

Design and creativity

30%

Technical execution

20%

 

For More Information

Email siu_kai_ming@wshc.sg if you have any queries.

Animation and Short Film

About This Category

This category focuses on animations or short films based on the competition theme. Your entry must reflect issues related to workplace safety and health, and the lives of workers.

Who May Apply

This category is open to all members of the public. You may apply as an individual or a team. Your team should not have more than five people.

What You Can Win

Depending on the category you apply under, you can win the following cash prizes:

 

Award

Prize

Gold

S$1,500

Silver

S$800

Bronze

S$500

Consolation

S$300

 

What to Submit

Your animation or short film:

  • Can be fictitious or factual.
  • Can feature you or your team members.
  • Can use computer graphics and digital effects such as 2D, 3D and stop-motion.
  • Can be made in any language. If you do not use English, you must provide English subtitles.
  • Must be original. Entries from previous years will not be accepted. Corporate or training videos on workplace safety and health will also be rejected.
  • Must not be currently scheduled. Entries that have been in general release or shown on broadcast television will also be rejected.
  • Must be between one and three minutes.

As an individual or team, you may submit more than one entry.

You may submit your documents via soft copy. Please refer to the table below to find out the submission requirements.

 

Submission format

What to submit

Submission requirements

Soft copy

  • Save your video in DVD PAL or AVI format, with a minimum resolution of 720 by 576 pixels.
  • Upload your video to a cloud-based computer file transfer service such as WeTransfer to generate the download link to your video.

 

Where to Submit

 

Submission format

Submit to

Soft copy

siu_kai_ming@wshc.sg

 

When to Submit

Your submission should reach Aaron Wills & Co. by 5 April 2021.

Assessment Criteria

We will assess your entry based on the following criteria:

 

Criteria

Weightage

Originality

50%

Design and creativity

30%

Technical execution

20%

 

For More Information

Email siu_kai_ming@wshc.sg if you have any queries.

Video Competition for Workers

If you have a love for singing, dancing or acting, here's your chance to showcase your talents. Created in collaboration between the WSH Council and the Migrant Workers’ Centre, this category focuses on videos based on the theme "Take time to take care when working at heights".

Who May Apply

If you are a local worker or a migrant worker with a valid work pass or permit, you can apply to take part in this category. You may apply as an individual or a team. Your team should not have more than 5 people.

What You Can Win

You will win $200 if your entry is selected as one of our 10 winning entries.

What to Submit

Everyday workers, like you or your friends, put themselves at risk when working at heights. Use your smartphone to record a song, dance, rap, jingle, act or story that:

  • Expresses your appreciation and thanks to your fellow workers for working safely at height;
  • Reminds your fellow workers to stay safe when working at height; or
  • Shares a story based on your experience or encounters from working at height.

Your video must be between 1 and 3 minutes. It can be recorded in English, Chinese, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Myanmese, Tagalog or Bahasa Melayu.

Submit Format

Include the following in your soft copy submission and email to siu_kai_ming@wshc.sg:

  • Your video file
  • The video title
  • Your name
  • Last 4 characters of your NRIC/FIN (eg. 123A)

When to Submit

Your submission should reach us by 5 April 2021.

For More Information

You may email siu_kai_ming@wshc.sg if you have any queries.

 

Contact

For more information on competition and requirements, please email siu_kai_ming@wshc.sg

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to our terms and conditions (PDF) for this competition.

Safety Starts With Me Competition 2020