Terms and Conditions
The following terms and conditions apply to the OHS for Young Workers Student Challenge (“the contest”), and must be agreed to upon participation. If there are any questions with regard to the terms and conditions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. The contest is open to full and part time students (undergraduate or graduate) residing in Ontario who are enrolled at a college or university for the 2017/18 academic year.
2. Submissions can only be authored by a single individual.
3. Application forms can be downloaded online at www.pshsa.ca/studentchallenge. All applications must include the following items:
a. Student Information Form
b. Confirmation of enrollment in an eligible program (e.g. transcript, letter of endorsement from the entrant’s academic institution or a professor/instructor)
c. Occupational Health and Safety Concept Overview
Entrants are also permitted to submit up to three (3) attachments to support their application (e.g. statistics, research, videos, articles).
4. All applications must be received via email to email@example.com by the submission deadline on February 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.
5. Each entrant is permitted to submit no more than two (2) distinct concepts.
6. All submissions will be evaluated by PSHSA according to the following criteria:
a. Strength of the overall plan to transfer knowledge, raise awareness and/or build capacity
b. Probability that concept will deliver outcome of improved health and safety awareness and/or reduced workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities among the target market
c. Level of originality and innovation
d. Potential to scale
7. The top entrants that are selected to advance to the next round will be notified via email by March 9, 2018. Should the entries received fail to meet the above criteria, PSHSA is not obligated to select any entrants to advance.
8. Those selected to advance will prepare a presentation that is to be presented to a panel of industry professionals, key stakeholders and subject matter experts in March, and must address the following elements in addition to those items outlined in the entrant’s submitted Concept Overview:
a. Implementation plan (including expected timeline, costs and other resources)
b. Methods for measuring and evaluating performance
c. Potential risks, mitigation strategies and contingency plans
Note that PSHSA has the capability to accommodate both in-person and remote presentations to the panel. if required, digital communications solutions will be offered in order to reduce environmental impacts and costs associated with travel, and to accommodate contestants from across the province.
9. In addition to the criteria listed in #6, presentations will be evaluated by the panel according to the following:
a. Creativity of concept
b. Feasibility of implementation plan
c. Ability to measure and evaluate performance
d. Potential to glean market insights
e. Level of sustainability, or other potential applications
f. Presentation skills
10. Finalists will be announced after the panel presentations, and will receive the following rewards:
a. First Place: paid, full-time internship (3-4 months) at PSHSA’s head office (4950 Yonge Street, Suite 1800, Toronto, Ontario) to further develop and implement winning concept, beginning and ending between May 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
b. Second Place: $750 scholarship
c. Third Place: $500 scholarship
11. By participating in this contest, all entrants acknowledge and authorize that their names, work and/or photographs may be published or recognized publicly by PSHSA and/or its stakeholders for promotional purposes online and/or in print.
12. As the winning concept will be fostered within and resourced by Public Services Health and Safety Association, the entry submitted and presented via this contest which is selected as first place, as well as any resulting model, product, service or outcome, will become the property of Public Services Health and Safety Association.
13. Failure to accept or follow the above terms and conditions may result in disqualification from the contest.