This fall, winners stay "OFF THE RAILS"

All aboard! This fall, Operation Lifesaver is putting kids in the engineer's seat and inviting them to put on their creative caps to come up with a thought provoking and engaging rail safety message that encourages youth to stay off railway tracks. Calling all teachers, parents, coaches, team leaders and guardians! You know that Operation Lifesaver is committed to passing on the rail safety message to Canada's youth. Well, this fall we've announced a contest that will get youth directly involved in shaping and sharing this message - and we'd like your help. Please promote this contest to the kids you work with and care for. Together, we can make sure that kids learn the rail safe behaviours that could save their lives in the future. The "OFF THE RAILS" contest is a nation-wide contest directed at 11 - 14 year olds that asks youth to create a rail safety message that urges their peers to stay off the rails. Working in teams of two or more, youth are encouraged to have fun creating a message in the form of a short video, a poster, a song or even a comic strip. The more creative the better, and the best will be awarded a prize! There are four grand prizes of $2,000 and eight secondary prizes of $500 totaling more than $10,000 to be awarded to winning students, classrooms, clubs, teams or schools.   The prize money is to be used to promote literacy, numeracy, technology or physical and well-being of students.  The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2011. For more information, please visit the contest website: