Quad bikes are not toys competition
SafeWork NSW invites primary and high school students (K to 10) who reside in NSW, to create a poster, photo or video.
Quad bikes are not toys - keep kids safe
|Primary school students - K to 6||High school students - 7 to 10|
Primary school students are encouraged to design a poster or take a photo to illustrate one of four quad bike safety messages.
Winning entries receive a $100 Coles Myer gift card and will appear in a 2019 SafeWork NSW quad bike safety calendar.
High school students are encouraged to take a photo or create a 30-second video that conveys one of four quad bike safety messages.
Winning entries receive a $100 Coles Myer gift card. Winning photos will be included in a 2019 SafeWork NSW quad bike safety calendar. Winning videos will be included in a quad bike safety learning resource.
Choose one of the four quad bike safety messages
- Children under 16 should not ride or be passengers on farm quad bikes
- Always wear your seatbelt in side-by-side vehicles (SSVs)
- Helmets save lives
- Choose safe ways to get around the farm
Education resources for teachers and parents
Quad bike safety messages
The information below will assist when discussing quad bike safety with students and supporting them to
create their competition entry.
Message 1 – Children under 16 should not ride or be passengers on farm quad bikes
- Farm quad bikes are dangerous and children should never ride them. They are very heavy and are only
designed to be ridden by people over 16.
- Children should never be passengers on farm quad bikes. Single seat quad bikes are only designed to
carry one person at a time.
- When quad bikes are not in use the key should be removed from the ignition and stored securely away
from the quad bike so children and visitors to the farm can’t access it.
Message 2 – Always wear your seatbelt in side-by-side vehicles (SSVs)
- Side-by-side vehicles (SSVs) are different to quad bikes. You sit inside an SSV and they have a steering
wheel, seat belts and roll-over protection.
- Anyone riding in an SSV should always wear a seatbelt to keep them safe. Children under 16 years old
should never drive SSVs.
Message 3 – Helmets save lives
- Children can be a great reminder to parents and others over 16 years old, that it’s important they wear
a helmet when they are riding a quad bike. Helmets can reduce the risk of death by up to 40%. Children
under 16 years old should never ride or be passengers on farm quad bikes.
Message 4 – Choose safe ways to get around the farm
- Walking, riding the right horse or motorcycle with your helmet on and under supervision, or being a
passenger with a seatbelt in the SSV or ute are good ways to travel safely.
Create your entry
Poster (K-6 only)
- Print the poster template on an A4 piece of paper.
- Create your poster in landscape (horizontal) layout.
- Tip: use lots of colour
- Take a photo in landscape (horizontal) layout that shows the quad bike safety message you have chosen.
Tip: make a copy of your photo. Make sure the resolution is at least 72 DPI and the file size is no larger than 5Mb. Make sure you keep the original photo.
Video (7-10 only)
- Create a 30-second video that shows the quad bike safety message you have chosen. Make a copy of your video in a .MP4 or .Mov file. Make sure you keep the original of your video.
- Tip: upload your video and provide link to Vimeo, Dropbox, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or onto USB, make your title your first and last name and school name.
Submit your entry
Send poster and video entries to:
Competition terms and conditions
To be considered for selection, Entrants must comply with terms and conditions outlined below.
Competition opens on 20 April 2018.
Entries close at 5pm on 2 November 2018 (entries must be received at SafeWork NSW by this date). No responsibility is accepted for entries not received by SafeWork NSW by this date.
Winners will be announced on 21 November 2018 which is National Agriculture Day.
- Poster entries are open to children in school years Kindergarten to Year 6.
- Entries should be the original work of the Entrant only.
- Open to students in school years Kindergarten to Year 6.
- Must be on the template provided by SafeWork NSW.
- Must be unmounted and unframed.
- Must be A4 (210 × 297 mm) sized.
- Must be drawn in landscape layout, not portrait layout.
- Must be provided flat. Do not roll or fold. We suggest placing entries between two pieces of cardboard to protect it and keep it flat.
- Open to students in school years Kindergarten to Year 10.
- Photo must be in landscape orientation and must not exceed 5Mb in file size and must have a resolution no less than 72 DPI.
- Entrants must keep the original photo. We may contact winners to obtain a high resolution version.
- Open to students in school years 7 to 10.
- must be submitted in file format .MP4 or .Mov. via USB or Vimeo, Dropbox, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram.
- Entrants must keep the original version of their video.
The ‘Quad bikes are not toys – keep kids safe’ competition (the competition) is conducted by SafeWork NSW. Entry is open to children residing in NSW and attending primary or high school.
Entries must be the original work of the entrant. Entries will be deemed void if stolen, forged, mutilated or tampered with in any way. Entries must not contain any material that is unsafe, defamatory, discriminating, obscene, indecent, harassing, or threatening or is otherwise unlawful. Any entry that is deemed by SafeWork NSW to be offensive, discriminatory, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing, threatening or unsafe will immediately be disqualified from entering the Competition. Entrants warrant that their entry in the competition does not breach the intellectual property rights of any third party. The Entrant indemnifies and will keep SafeWork NSW and its associated agencies indemnified against any loss, costs (including legal costs), expenses or liability SafeWork NSW and its associated agencies may suffer arising out of a breach by the Entrant of this clause.
Entrants must complete all of the required information on the entry form and submit this with their entry for valid entry into this competition.
Parents/Guardians must agree to allow their child to enter the competition. For photo or video entries, should the entry depict, other children under 16, the Entrant must seek parental/guardian permission for each child to appear in the entry.
Winners will be notified by email, phone or in writing within one week of the prize judging on 2 November 2018. Gift cards will be sent to the winners by express post following the announcement. The parent and/or guardian agrees their child’s name, school year and school name will be published in the calendar, or other material.
A winner will be chosen from each school year group (Kindergarten – Year 10) for either a poster or photo entry. Four winning video entries will also be chosen. The winning photo and poster entries will be published in a 2019 SafeWork NSW ‘Quad bikes are not toys – keep kids safe’ calendar and showcased on the SafeWork NSW website. The four winning video entries will be used as education resources to teach primary and high school students about quad bike safety. The 15 winners will each receive a $100 Coles Myer Group gift card. Total prize pool is $1500.
Entries will be judged by three judges, two from SafeWork NSW and a third independent of SafeWork NSW. Entries will be judged based on their creativity and their ability to convey one of the four quad bike safety messages. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
SafeWork NSW takes no responsibility for any loss or damage to any entry while in its custody or in transit.
Return of entries
Originals of entries will only be returned if the entrant includes a stamped self-addressed envelope (poster envelopes should be A4, USB envelopes should be large and with sufficient postage to send the USB). After 31 December 2018 SafeWork NSW may destroy or dispose of or otherwise use any of the entries received.
All entrants grant SafeWork NSW non-exclusive rights to reproduce their entries in material form, to photo, publish and/or communicate to the public and anything incidental to such purposes, by SafeWork NSW. SafeWork NSW will attribute the entrants as the author of the work and reproduce the work in full. Details of the work may be used at SafeWork NSW’s discretion.
Employees of SafeWork NSW and their immediate families as well as employees and the immediate families of any external judges are not eligible to enter. Immediate family includes children, stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, siblings and step-siblings.
To conduct the competition, SafeWork NSW will collect the full name, school year, and school of each Entrant.
The winning entrants’ first name, school year and school will be made publicly available, in media releases, calendar, learning resources and on SafeWork NSW’s communication channels post 2018 National Agricultural Day.
The winning photo and poster entries will be published in a 2019 SafeWork NSW ‘Quad bikes are not toys – keep kids safe’ calendar and showcased on the SafeWork NSW website.
The four winning video entries will be used as education resources to teach primary and high school students about quad bike safety and showcased on the SafeWork NSW website.
Please direct all competition-related enquiries to SafeWork NSW 13 10 50.