National Youth Safety Essay Scholarship Contest

Write Your Safety Story

If you’ve successfully completed a CareerSafe OSHA course, this contest is for you! CareerSafe is giving you the opportunity to (quite literally) write your own safety story. We want to know how OSHA training has impacted the way you view and recognize hazards and how you think the knowledge you’ve gained will benefit your future.

$500 Scholarships
Cash prize plus CareerSafe website highlight
Four Winners
Awarded to the top four entries annually
Deadline April 30
Winners announced in May

The Contest Has Closed

This year's National Youth Safety Essay Scholarship Contest closed on April 30, 2024 at 5:00pm Central.

Thank you to all those that participated. The winners will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Essay Qualifications

Written essays must: 1) be 800 words or less; 2) be typed and double-spaced; 3) use a 12-point Arial (or equivalent) font; and 4) have numbered pages and one-inch margins. 

Video essays must: 1) consist of an oral presentation in front of the camera; 2) be approximately 60-90 seconds long; and 3) be exported in either .mp4 or .mov format.


Each entrant must: 

  • Have a sponsor (e.g., teacher, mentor, advisor, or parent/guardian)  
  • Have successfully completed a CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour or OSHA 30-Hour course 
  • Include an Official Entry Form and an Official Liability Release Form with entry 
Please refer to the Official Contest Rules for additional requirements and information.

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