Voting is now underway for the OFF THE RAILS Contest!

The wait is over! The voting period for the "OFF THE RAILS" Contest is officially underway!

How to vote for Canada's BEST youth rail safety message

  • All contest finalists’ entries are posted at
  • Online public voting will go from today, February 1, 2012, until February 29, 2012
  • You can vote for your favorites once a day in each category: English Print, English Multimedia, French Print and French Multimedia
  • Registration is quick and easy - simply enter your email address and cast your vote! You only have to register once to be able to vote up to once daily in each category.

Your vote can help contest finalists win more than $10,000 in prizes!

Online votes will be tabulated and verified and winners, in each category, will be contacted on or before March 23, 2012. Awards will be presented during Operation Lifesaver’s annual Rail Safety Week which will take place from April 30 – May 6, 2012.

Contest recap

The "OFF THE RAILS" contest is a fun and interactive nation-wide contest directed at 11 - 14 year olds. The contest asked youth to create a rail safety message urging their peers to stay off the rails. Working in teams of two or more, youth were encouraged to have fun creating a message in the form of a short video, a poster, a song or even a comic strip. Contest entrants would compete to win four grand prizes of $2,000 and eight secondary prizes of $500, totalling more than $10,000. The deadline for submissions was December 31, 2011.