There is still time to celebrate No Name Calling Week- Jan. 24-28.2011
No Name-Calling Week is coordinated by GLSEN in collaboration with over 40 national education organizational partners, No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities.
For more information about No Name-Calling Week, click here:
History of No Name-Calling Week
Resources (including lesson plans)
For more info see http://www.nonamecallingweek.org
No Name-Calling Week 2011 Creative Expression Contest
The Creative Expression Contest is an opportunity for students to submit essays, poetry, music, original artwork, or other pieces that convey their experiences and feelings about name-calling, and their ideas for putting a stop to verbal bullying in their schools and communities.
The goal is to have students working on their art pieces during the week as a way to learn about and deal with name-calling and bullying.
THREE ENTRY CATEGORIES: The contest is divided into three different judging categories.
It is open to all individual students in grades K - 12.
Click on the category you wish to enter for specific guidelines and entry forms:
Primary School (Grades K - 5)
Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)
High School (Grades 9 - 12)
In the High School category to the contest short-film submissions that focus on anti-LGBT name-calling and bullying in school can be submitted.
Only U.S. residents are eligible to apply. Students may work in groups, as long as an entry form is submitted for every student that worked on the artwork.
DEADLINE: Monday, February 28, 2011
All entries must be postmarked on or received via fax or e-mail by 6pm Eastern time on Monday, February 28, 2011. Winners will be notified by telephone, mail, or e-mail by April 2011.
HOW TO ENTER: Download the appropriate rules and guidelines and the corresponding entry form.
Fill out the form and send (along with your entry) to GLSEN:
Via fax: 646-388-8060
No Name-Calling Week Creative Expression Contest
c/o GLSEN Education Department
90 Broad Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10004
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all electronically submitted work must be accompanied by an electronically signed entry form.
Alternately a hard copy of the form, with signature, may be mailed or faxed simultaneous to electronic submission.