Thursday, October 22, 2009

Plan to get some award to showcase your company's safety?

Safety@Work Creative Awards

Join the Safety@Work Creative Awards 2010.

Jointly organised by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council and Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) in collaboration with Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the Safety@Work Creative Awards showcases local students’ creative talents in advocating the importance of safety at the workplace.

Accidents at work (especially in factories and heavy industries) affect not only workers, but their families, employers and society at large. Yet, with good safety habits, work-related accidents can be avoided. This competition aims to promote safety at work among the employees, general public and encourage everyone to adopt a safety mindset.

The theme for next year’s competition is Safety@Work, with specific focus on Working with Machines. Working with Machines can be translated into potential hazards encountered while handling cranes, forklifts and logistic transport vehicles such as prime movers (exclude transport of workers). The students’ creative can leverage on prevention or safety in this area such as:

  • Hazards from crane operation involve falling of objects, struck by moving objects and toppling of crane due to overloading
  • Hazards from forklift operation involve overloading of goods resulting in toppling of goods or forklift, speeding, using forklift as the incorrect equipment to reach high areas, workers crushed in-between objects, fatigue from driving long hours and failure to belt up
  • Hazards from driving logistics vehicles involve speeding, falling objects from vehicles, overloading of goods, fatigue from driving long hours, workers crushed in-between vehicles and failure to belt up

To help the participants better understand the theme, the following are some examples of working with machines for your reference.

Caught between the mast section and cabin of forklift
>> Case 1: A service technician was assigned to repair a forklift on the owner’s premises. He was required to replace the seals for the hydraulic cylinders of the mast section of the forklift to prevent oil leakage. About an hour into the repair work, he was found trapped, with his neck caught between the mast section and the roof of the operator’s cabin. He died of brain damage due to suffocation. The battery cable was connected and the engine was running when the worker was found trapped in the forklift.

Struck by a falling crane boom
>> Case 2: A crawler crane operated by a worker was lifting a bundle of rebars from the ground floor to the second storey of an uncompleted building. When the bundle of rebars was about to be unloaded, the crane boom suddenly collapsed. Two workers were killed and another injured as a result of the collapsed boom.

The competition opens NOW. Competition closes on Monday, 15 March 2010.

For more information, please contact:
Mark Han
Tel: 6324 7202
Fax: 6324 7578

Disclaimer: The organisers will not be liable for any entries that are lost when sent by post. Upon submission, the entries will become property of the organisers and therefore will not be returned.

The competition is open to all full-time students currently enrolled in tertiary institutes in Singapore, including the ITEs, polytechnics, universities, as well as art academies, colleges and institutes. Secondary schools and junior colleges are welcomed to submit their entries. Entries must consist of original ideas produced wholly by the respective participant(s).

Entries which are deemed by the judges to be direct adaptations or plagiarisms of existing material will be disqualified.


The Safety@Work Creative Awards comprise two categories: Digital Animation and Poster Design. Photography and 3D treatment can be used for the poster design. For each category, there is also a Judges’ Choice where the winners will win a two-month internship with a reputable design or animation agency as well as a cash prize.

For both categories, participants are strongly encouraged to adopt a celebratory, witty and/or positive treatment of the theme. Winning entries will be reproduced for displays at industry premises and facilities for safety training purposes.

Digital Animation
Entries can be submitted individually or in groups of not more than five persons. Participating teams may comprise individuals from varying age groups.

The duration of all entries must be between 30 to 60 seconds. They can be presented as an original short story or advertisement. Entries that copy or spoof existing local or foreign stories or advertisements will not be accepted. The animation must relate to the theme of the competition.

Entries can be created with any 3D/2D animation software (such as 3D Studio Max, Maya, Macromedia Flash, Adobe After Effects) available in the market but must be playable on PC/Mac DVD-ROM drives or consumer DVD players. Software used must not be unlicensed or illegally obtained.

All entries must be saved in MPEG2 format and submitted in a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM. The resolution of the files must be set at 720 x 576 pixels, with a playback rate of 25 fps (frames per second).

All entries must be accompanied with a screen shot of the animation in JPG.

Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form which is found on the contest website. Entry forms must be endorsed with the faculty supervisor’s signature and the official institution stamp, and affixed to the DVD box in the submission.

Logos and credits are NOT required.

Download entry form

Poster Design

All poster design entries must be submitted individually.

All submitted entries must be in A3 size and mounted on card or foam boards with a border of 2.5 cm all around. The poster must be original in design. Entries that copy or spoof existing local or foreign poster design works will not be accepted. The poster design must relate to the theme of the competition.

Poster design entries may be created with any image design software (such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Macromedia FreeHand) available in the market. Software used must not be unlicensed or illegally obtained.

All poster design submissions must include a short write-up of not more than 100 words describing the rationale of the design. This write-up must be pasted on the back of the board at the bottom left corner.

All entries must be accompanied by soft copies of the final artwork in high resolution PDF and a working file in A3 size in a CD-ROM. All text must be converted to paths or created outlines. All image links have to be included in the CD-ROM in RGB colours. The resolution for the files should be a minimum of 300 dpi. The CD-ROM should be enclosed in an envelope or case and affixed at the back of the board.

Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form which is found on the contest website. Entry forms must be endorsed with the faculty supervisor’s signature and the official institution stamp, and affixed at the back of the board at the top right corner.

Logos are NOT required.

Download entry form

The use of copyrighted material, sounds, music, unlicensed or illegal software, as well as libelous, offensive, or defamatory content is not permitted. Entries must not include any trademarked material without the written permission from the owners of these material. Pictures, photographs, sound and/or music that have been taken from other sources must also be accompanied by written permission from the relevant sources for their use. Such written permission must be submitted together with the entries. The participants will be held responsible for any infringement of copyright of material used in their entries.

All submitted entries may be used for the purposes of marketing and promotions by the WSH Council and ST Engineering in connection with or without relation to their products and services as well as events organised or sponsored by them, including but not limited to the competition. The WSH Council and ST Engineering may, in their absolute discretion and in such manner as they deem fit, use the entries or parts of the entries for the said purposes without any reference to or acknowledgement of the participants.


Digital Animation
1st prize
2nd prize
3rd prize
3 commendation prizes
S$1,000 each
Judges’ Choice Award
Two-month internship with Infinite Frameworks + S$1,000
Poster Design
1st prize
2nd prize
3rd prize
3 commendation prizes
S$500 each
Judges’ Choice Award
Two-month internship with JWT International + S$500

In addition to the cash prizes, all winners will also be presented with certificates at a prize-giving ceremony. Winning teams and individuals may be required to present their entries to the press or media representatives, and their entries may be used in posters, CD-ROMs and other publicity materials. Winners may also be required to convert their animations into other formats or to scale their poster designs to A2 size for the purpose of publicity.

Entries in both categories will be judged based on the following criteria:

Relevance of the entry to the central theme of Safety@Work and the efficiency in communicating the message.
Originality, creativity and aesthetics.
Technical Execution

Proficiency in technical skills, such as camera angles, motion realism, editing, etc. for Digital Animation, and photography, illustration, etc. for Poster Design.

Based on the above criteria, each entry will be reviewed and scored by an expert panel of judges. Winners will be notified via email and phone in April 2010. The decision of the judges will be final. No further correspondence will be entertained.

The organisers also reserve the right to:
  • remove and disqualify, at their discretion, any entry deemed offensive or an infringement of any rules
  • revise the rules and regulations at any time, and
  • not award any of the prizes, if entries fail to meet the standards of the judges


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