October is Anti-Bullying month. Bullying takes its toll on young people, often leading to severe consequences. During the month of October, students will be hearing about the effects of bullying, the forms of bullying which are prevalent in today’s society, and what they can do to help the problem.
Please join in our Anti-Bullying contest. There are four different contests in which you can compete:
- Essay contest
- Art poster
Rules for the contests:
Essay Contest – Write an essay of any length in which you discuss your thoughts regarding bullying. You can take the topic in any direction you wish – why bullying is wrong, examples of bullying, what can be done about bullying, your philosophy/experiences with bullying, etc. There is no specific focus which must be covered in your essay. Essays should be typed double-spaced on one side of the paper. Please put your name in the upper right hand corner of the essay.
Poetry – Write a poem about bullying. The poem can be in any poetic format that you wish. There are no length requirements. Poems should be typed on one side of the paper. Please put your name in the upper right hand corner of the poem.
Slogan – Come up with your own personal slogan to combat bullying. Please be sure it is original. Slogans may be typed or hand written. Please put your name in the upper right hand corner of the paper.
Art poster – Design a poster which expresses your thoughts about bullying. The poster can be hand drawn, computer generated, or may use pictures. It can consist of just words or can be a combination of words and pictures.
Any entries will be judged on originality, content, creativity and the ability to present a cohesive message about bullying. All entries are due to Mrs. Filios in the Main Office no later than Thursday, October 31. A judging panel will select top winners in each category; all entries will be recognized. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Filios in the Main Office.