Meet our Off The Rails Contest Winners!

If you've been following the blog over the last few months, you know that we were very excited to launch the "OFF THE RAILS" Contest in the fall of 2011. This contest was aimed at 11 - 14 year olds and asked students in this age group across Canada to create a rail safety message that would encourage their peers to stay off the rails. Teams of two or more were competing to win their share of more than $10,000 in prizes.

The contest closed on December 31, 2011 and the contest finalists were named shortly thereafter. The online voting period ran from February 1 - February 29, 2012 and Canadians were asked to chose Canada's best youth rail safety messages in four categories.

An impressive 8,560 votes were cast and the winners have officially been chosen! In each category, first place winners will receive a prize of $2,000 and two secondary winners will be awarded $500. Please join us in offering congratulations to the following winning teams:

English Category 1 (Print – Static)

  1. Project  159, The EXACTS
  2. Project 130, Blah Blah
  3. Project 166, Kathleen and Lauren

English Category 2 (Multimedia - Interactive)

  1. Project 162, SafetyRox411
  2. Project 146, Get Off and Stay Off
  3. Project 123, P.R.U.N.E.S.

French Category 1 (Imprimé - Statique)

  1. Projet 155, Barcelone!
  2. Projet 153, Les violets
  3. Projet 154, Je suis un chat, oui je suis

French Category 2 (Multimédia - Interactif)

  1. Projet 101, Train Franco-Ontarien

To view the winning entries, please visit: Awards will be presented during Operation Lifesaver’s annual Rail Safety Week, which will take place  from April 30 – May 6, 2012. Thank you to all teams that participated and everyone who voted. Together we can save lives!