Youth Project

What If Everyone Did Something?

Secondary School Challenge 2014-2015 Winners 

Poster Winner - Shafia Shariff - John Fraser Secondary School

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Cyber-bullying Poster Winner 2015

Peel District School Board Video Winner
Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Video Winner - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School

 The contest is now open, entries can be submitted until May 9th 2016 at 5:00pm.

 

Purpose

The purpose of this challenge is to engage all secondary school students from Dufferin-Peel CDSB  and Peel DSB in cyber-bullying awareness and intervention strategies in the form of a competition.  It is an opportunity for students to creatively produce a poster and/or video to help combat cyber-bullying.  The campaign is designed for students and is an opportunity for their voices to be heard.   

Task

Students are asked to create a poster and/or video that addresses the theme: "What If Everyone Did Something"... to stop cyber-bullying. 

Submissions are welcome from students who wish to work independently or in groups.  Group work may stem from work done in classes, in student-run clubs or in extra-curricular activities, or any combination.

Judging Panel and Prizes

The winning entries will be featured throughout the Region of Peel.  Posters will be used for advertising of future cyber-bullying initiatives.  Videos will be shown throughout the Region through local media outlets.  A panel of judges comprised of teachers and police will select finalists.  The final decision as to the winners (e.g. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be determined by representatives from both school boards and police.

ALL finalists will receive a medal. 

Video Winners 

First, second and third place winners will be selected from both school boards whereby each board will receive a first, second and third place winner.   Winners will receive:

First Place: video shown in local media outlets, used in Peel Regional Police presentations and a plaque.

Second Place:  plaque

Third Place:    plaque

Poster Winners 

First, second and third place winners will be determined from both boards.  Prizes for each placement will include the following:

First Place: poster to be posted in Mississauga and Brampton transit buses as a public service announcement and a plaque.  

Second Place: plaque

Third Place:    plaque

Success Criteria  

When designing your submission, please keep in mind the following success criteria:

Knowledge

Understands Cyber-bullying intervention strategies

Understands that there is a social responsibility / moral imperative to helping others

Thinking

Thinks creatively about responding to cyber-bullying incidents.  Spread awareness and promote the "What If Everyone Did Something" campaign

Application

Applies campaign slogan "What If Everyone Did Something" in the final product 

Communication

Information communicated is clear and organized

Information is communicated  to an audience of all ages

Information communicated is engaging

Information communicated is aesthetically appealing and error free.

Disqualification Criteria

Please note that submissions that include any of the following will be disqualified immediately:

  • Implications of suicide
  • Plagiarized images, messages and content (do not post images/videos to internet prior to contest close)
  • Overt graphic violent content (e.g. depictions of suicide, sexual assault, murder, aggravated assault, etc.) wherein a positive solution to the problem is not made evident.
  • Aesthetically unappealing and inappropriate to share in a public forum
  • Videos and posters that do not meet the requirements listed below
  • Spelling/Grammar errors (unless they are included to highlight a key message/theme)

Media Format 

The final product may take the form of any of the following:

Video                   

  • can be done in AV format, using computer graphics, video or any other technical form
  • up to  1 minute in length
  • must be recorded in digital format
  • must be in WMV or MOV format
  • must be generic to Peel Region (no specific school names)
  • Formatting Video Contest Submission:
    Please ensure your final version is submitted under the following tech specifications.  View Formatting Specs

 Poster

  • must be generic to Peel Region (no specific school names)
  • must be in high resolution and electronic version (e.g. 600 dpi resolution is recommended for future advertising purposes, though not mandatory)

ENTRY DEADLINE

***Submissions must be received by the Peel Regional Police by May 9th at 5:00pm, 2016 *** Please note that late entries will not be accepted to ensure fairness for all.

Submissions

For detailed PDSB & DPCDSB submission information, click here.

For Mandatory Peel District School Board & Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board submission forms, click here

All submissions become the property of the Peel Regional Police, Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

For further inquiries, please contact Constables Sandro Strangio or Courtney Carver-Smith, Crime Prevention Services at (905) 453-2121, x-4022 or e-mail at Sandro.Strangio@peelpolice.ca or Courtney.Carver-Smith@peelpolice.ca