Cyberbullying comic strip competiton

By Internet Matters Team on

For Anti-Bullying Week we’re inviting children to create a comic strip and beat cyberbullying.

As a parent or teacher this is your chance to encourage children to get creative and think about what steps they would take to stand up to cyberbullying.

They could also be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes for their school.

What do I have to do?

Children must create a comic strip that shows how they helped someone who is being cyberbullied.

Each comic strip will be judged according to the following:

  • Relevance: how relevant is the comic strip in increasing understanding of cyberbullying or helping others to understand how they can help someone who is being cyberbullied?
  • Presentation and design: how interesting is the design of the comic strip? Does it have visual stand-out?
  • Story-telling: does the comic strip have a clear start, middle and end? Is the message that the comic strip trying to tell clear?
  • Originality: how original is the story?

Example entry

Here’s an example of a cyberbullying comic strip:

Example

You can download the A4 version here.

Competition guidelines

Eligibility for entry

  • The ‘Create a comic strip to beat cyberbullying’ is open to all young people living in the UK in primary and secondary schools.
  • Multiple entries from each school will be accepted.

Theme

  • Comic strips must reflect on how people can help someone else they see being cyberbullied.

How to send your entry to us

  • Comic strips must be submitted between 10 November and 1 December 2015, any entry submitted after these days will not be considered for the competition.
  • All entries must be submitted electronically, using the below entry form.

Important dates

  • The winners will be selected by a judging panel and a public vote from 14 to 28 December 2015.
  • The winners will be announced 19 January 2016.
  • The Sky Academy prize is to be taken on 9 February 2016.

Entry form

The prizes

First prize

  • The Sky Academy Skills studio prize takes schools behind the scenes at Sky. They will have the chance to work with broadcast quality cameras, green screens and more to make their very own television report on cyberbullying

Second prize

  • An X-Box One 1TB console

Third prize

  • We’ll give a signed copy of Usain Bolt’s “My Story” to the school library.

Downloadable poster

Use this competition poster to help create your entry and raise awareness in your school.

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Download the poster

Terms and conditions

  1. This competition is open to primary schools in the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Multiple entries can be accepted for each institution.
  2. If the winners cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period or are not able or available to accept the prize for any reason which is beyond Internet Matters’ reasonable control, then Internet Matters reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.
  3. The comic strip entries may be posted online and used as part of the competition judging in public voting. Schools should have parental consent for any images or videos of children who appear in them to be posted online prior to entering the competition.
  4. The names and images of the winners may be used by Internet Matters for post-event publicity purposes. The winners agree to allow Internet Matters to use their name and likeness for promotional purposes without remuneration.
  5. Any personal data relating to the winners or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  6. The winning schools will be available to receive the prize on the 9 February 2016.
  7. The winning schools will be filmed on the day of receiving the prize and will showcase the winning comic strip entry. Consent for filming of teachers and students must be pre-arranged by the school.
  8. Copyright for all material submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing it for the competition, each entrant school grants a worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Internet Matters to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.
    There is no entry fee to enter this competition.
  9. Closing date for entry will be 1 December 2015 2014. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  10. Internet Matters accepts no responsibility for entries that are not received for any reason.  Proof of sending is not proof of entry.
    Internet Matters reserves the right to cancel, suspend or amend this competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
  11. Internet Matters reserves the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equivalent or greater monetary value if this is necessary for reasons beyond its control.
  12. Internet Matters is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
    Except in the case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence or in respect of fraud and so far as is permitted by law,
  13. Internet Matters excludes responsibility and all liabilities arising from any postponement, cancellation, delay or changes to the prize details beyond Internet Matters’ control and for any act or default of any third party supplier. The prizes are not transferable.
  14. Winners will be chosen by an independent adjudicator or panel of judges appointed by Internet Matters. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  15. The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 30 days of the closing date.
  16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

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