Bullying-Free NZ Awards 2017

We asked schools to share what their students did during Bullying-Free NZ Week 2017. Check out the winning entries and others that received a special merit award or were highly commended.

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The 2017 Bullying-Free NZ Week Awards asked students to think about what bullying was about, and what it meant to them personally.

Congratulations to everyone who entered.

The standard of entries was high and demonstrated the tremendous work and effort by students and staff. The judges were impressed with the level of understanding of bullying behaviour, and the clarity of the messages included in the entries.

Schools could enter the work of individuals, classes or the whole school community in three categories: short film, art, and creative writing.

Entries were judged in two age groups – Junior/Intermediate (Years 1-8), and Senior (Years 9-13). When considering the entries, the judges looked at the simplicity, clarity and impact of the message, the understanding of bullying behaviour demonstrated by students, and the originality of their approach.

Our winners, special merit awards, and highly commended

Take a look and be inspired. All are great examples of student contributions and classroom activities.

Short film category

Art category

Creative writing category


For winners in 2016, visit Bullying-Free NZ Week Awards 2016

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Katie Griggs, Year 8, Ruawai College