SMG announces 2012 award winnersIt’s the EHS version of the Academy Awards: a media festival taking place in Frankfurt, Germany in 2014 will honor the best media productions about occupational safety and health.

The International Media Festival for Prevention will give awards to films and multimedia applications that increase risk awareness on the part of employees or provide information on comprehensive safety topics.

“Moving images support the transfer of knowledge,” say the festival’s organizers. “Media makers have to keep up-to-date since viewing habits and technological developments are constantly changing. What is happening today? What are the trends? How do other countries convey prevention messages?”

The festival aims to provide answers to these interesting questions and gives a broader worldview.

International feedback

The festival will not only offer a unique platform for ideas and exchange, but also provides an opportunity to present products to an international public of experts in safety and health at work. Clients and producers have the opportunity to obtain international feedback from all around the world.

How to submit works

All media products relating to safety and health at work that have been produced since January 2010 are eligible.

Films or multimedia applications of all types may be submitted, e.g. web clips, web TV, mobisodes, animation, fiction, documentation, TV spots, interactive media or websites.

Submission can be made by accident insurers, enterprises, institutions that commissioned such media as well as agencies and film makers who produced the media.

All entries must be submitted using the entry form available online under

The closing date for entry is Jan. 31, 2014. There is no limit to the number of entries.

The Award Ceremony will take place as part of the XX World Congress on Safety and Health August 24-27, 2014 in Frankfurt.

The Festival is being jointly organized by the ISSA Sections "Electricity" and "Information."