October is National Anti-Bullying Month and students are encouraged to participate in our essay contest or anti-bullying poster contest.

October is National Anti-Bullying Month and students are encouraged to participate in our essay contest or anti-bullying poster contest.

Deadline November 4th 

Send all submissions to Gina Goodman in the Main Office

The Administration will review entries and announce selected submissions on November 7th (Each school is allowed two submissions only (one essay and one poster)

See contest info below

RFA essay contest:

The theme of the essay contest is “From Bystanders to Allies”.

  • Essay responses should be no more than 400 words,
  • on 8½ x 11 letter paper, 10 Arial font size, single-spaced, with page numbers.
  • All essay responses must have the name of the school and the name of the student with grade level.
  • Essays submitted on larger paper sizes will not be accepted.
  • Address one of the following prompts- 
    • 1. Describe a time when you stood up for someone other than yourself. Explain how this act or acts have affected your life.
    • 2. Describe a time when someone has helped you in a time of need. Explain how their actions have affected you.
    • 3. Why do you think people have trouble accepting others who are different from them? How can you encourage others to be more accepting of those who are different?
    • 4. The end of bullying begins with you: What have you (or someone you know) done to inspire, involve, or help others in preventing or ending bullying? Please give examples.
  • Submission to Gina Goodman in the Main office by Morning of November 4th  – Administration will review entries and submit two submissions only as per regulations  (one essay and one poster).

Poster Contest:

Friends Do Make A Difference campaign.

The intent of the campaign is to raise awareness around bullying issues. We encourage you to create a poster that incorporates your experience and understanding of bullying and anti-bullying. We firmly believe in the healing power of art. It helps us tell our stories, express our pain, and share our hopes.

Your poster can reflect any of these perspectives.

When you submit your artwork, please write a brief statement about what your poster means to you.

Please note poster submission guidelines:

  • The poster size must not exceed 11” x 17”,
  • It must relate to anti-bullying and must be an original work.
  • Posters exceeding the size limit will not be accepted.
  • Submission to Gina Goodman in the Main office by  Morning of November 4th  – Administration will review Poster entries and submit two submissions only as per regulations  (one essay and one poster for PS77).
  • Art Rubric for Poster will be graded by excellence in  – VISUAL IMPACT, INTERPRETATION & CREATIVITY, COMPOSITION/ DESIGN, CRAFTMANSHIP, CRITERIA

Good Luck!

The 2 chosen submissions will be announced on November 7th!