Bullying-Free NZ Week 2019 Competitions

Get involved in our competitions and share your contributions towards celebrating difference and preventing bullying.

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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 Whakanuia Tou Ahua Ake! Celebrating Being Us!

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, 31 May 2019. 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.

Competition categories

Promote the Bullying-Free NZ Week theme Whakanuia Tou Ahua Ake! Celebrating Being Us! by:

 Print: writing an essay: How my school promotes the theme Whakanuia Tou Ahua Ake! Celebrating Being Us! (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). 

Be inspired...

Check out the award winners from Bullying-Free NZ Week 2018 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!! Shooting star image

During Bullying-Free NZ Week 2019 we will celebrate some of the brilliant work schools and others are doing across the country to celebrate difference and 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.

How to enter

Download and complete one of the entry forms below. There are two versions of the same form - use the one that suits you best.

A competition entry form must be submitted with each entry. Work submitted should be your own original work and must not be copied from any other source.

  • Make sure you are clear if you are entering work individually or as a class. Please provide names in full, with correct spelling for if certificates are awarded.
  • Submit videos via a Youtube or Vimeo link, or send on a USB stick.
  • Presentations must be sent as Powerpoint files.
  • Songs must be accompanied by a copy of the lyrics.
  • Scanned or photographed work should be sent as good quality, high resolution files.

Send entries and nominations for the 2019 competitions by 5.00pm on or before Friday 31 May to:

info@bullyingfree.nz  or

Bullying-Free NZ 2018 Competition

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

PO Box 1666, Wellington 6140.

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Bullying-Free NZ Competition 2019 Entry Form

Complete a competition form for each entry. Print, complete, scan and email this form. Send competition entries by 5pm, Friday 31 May.

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Bullying-Free NZ Competition 2019 Entry Form (editable Word document)

Complete a competition form for each entry. Download, complete, and email this form. Send competition entries by 5pm, Friday 31 May.

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