Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2023 Student Video Competition Award: Video Submission Criteria and Process

Current status: Closed

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Student Video Competition Award video submissions. The call for video submissions is now closed.

The 2023 Student Video Competition Award recipient(s) will be announced on Monday, May 15, 2023.

Important Information

Closing date for submission of nominations: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time.

If you do not receive a confirmation within one week of your application submission, please email

Justice Canada would like to invite students to submit a video entry for the Student Video Competition Award being held as part of the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2023 initiative. Students enrolled at a Canadian university, college, or CÉGEP, who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory, can participate by submitting a video for consideration in the Student Video Competition Award:

Student Video Competition Award (Fourth Annual)
Online Application

Video Theme Guidelines

Victims Week is an annual outreach initiative of the Policy Centre for Victim Issues which aims to raise awareness about the issues facing victims and survivors of crime and the services, assistance and laws in place to help them and their families; and acknowledge the work of service providers and other criminal justice professionals in assisting victims and survivors of crime and their families.

In light of the annual Victims Week theme – The Power of Collaboration – student videos must answer the following question:

When thinking about victims and survivors of crime, and those that support them, what does the power of collaboration mean to you?

The theme for Victims Week recognizes that:

The Student Video Competition Award aims to engage students in a creative thinking exercise about the victims’ movement and the services and assistance available to victims and survivors of crime in Canada. It is our hope that the Student Video Competition Award will result in increased awareness of victims’ issues among Canada’s young adults and future leaders, and that today’s leaders will have the opportunity to learn from their perspectives.

Eligibility Criteria

While it is not mandatory, students are encouraged to demonstrate how any opinions they may express throughout their video are evidence-based (e.g., based on social science, socio-legal, psychological, legal research etc.). Students are also encouraged to be creative in their video submissions.

Submission Guidelines



The winner will be notified by email or telephone in May 2023.

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