Bullying-Free NZ Week 2018 Competitions

This year's competition is now closed. Winners will be announced by the end of June 2018.

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Schools competition

We want children and young people to write, create, make or compose something to celebrate this year’s Bullying-Free NZ Week.

The competition is designed for children and young people to create, develop and promote bullying prevention messages through creative media, in line with this year’s theme Let's Talk About It!

It’s a chance for students and schools to promote creativity in dealing with bullying behaviour and to showcase the anti-bullying work of young people across Aotearoa.

Closing date for competition entries is Friday, 1 June 2018. Entry is FREE.

Age groups

Entries will be considered by a panel of representatives from the Bullying Prevention Advisory Group in three groups:

  •  Junior (Years 1-6)
  •  Intermediate (Years 7-8)
  •  Senior (Years 9-13).

Winning entries will be selected from each year group and will receive $500 worth of technology or other resources of their choice for their school. All students involved in the award-winning entries will each receive a Bullying-Free NZ Award Certificate.

The winning entries will be published on the Bullying-Free NZ website. Check out last year’s winners for ideas and inspiration!

Competition categories

Promote the Bullying-Free NZ Week theme Let's Talk About IT! by:

 Print: writing an essay: How my school promotes the theme Let's Talk About It! (500 words maximum).

 PowerPoint: making a PowerPoint slide presentation (maximum 2 minutes long).

  Performance: filming a video, composing a song, or creating a rap (maximum 2 minutes long). 


Bullying-Free NZ Week 2018 competition form and guidelines

Complete a competition form for each entry. Send competition entries by 5pm, Friday 1 June.

Be inspired...

Check out the award winners from Bullying-Free NZ Week 2017 Awards

Does your school have a Bullying Prevention Superstar …?

Is there a person or group who have made a real difference to bullying prevention and response in your school?

If so, let us know!!

During Bullying-Free NZ Week 2018 we will celebrate some of the brilliant work schools and others are doing across the country to reduce and prevent bullying.

Nominate a student, staff member or group from your school. Winning entries will receive an award.

Please tell us:

  • your name
  • which school you are from
  • who you are nominating
  • why you are nominating them: give details of the work they have been doing.


Send entries and nominations for the 2018 competitions by 5.00pm on or before Friday 1 June to:

info@bullyingfree.nz  or

Bullying-Free NZ 2018 Competition

Level 4, Matauranga House, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington 6011.

PO Box 1666, Wellington 6140.