Youth Competition (What If?)

What If Everyone Did Something?

View entries from Secondary School Challenge 2016-2017 Winners


The purpose of this challenge is to engage grades 7, 8 and all secondary school students from Dufferin-Peel CDSB  and Peel DSB in bullying, harassment, hate and discrimination awareness and intervention strategies in the form of a competition.  It is an opportunity for students to creatively produce a poster to help combat these issues.  The campaign is designed for students and is an opportunity for their voices to be heard.   


Students are asked to create a poster that addresses the theme: "What If Everyone Did Something"... to stop bullying OR harassment OR hate OR discrimination. 

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 initiatives involving bullying, harassment, hate and discrimination. 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. 

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 and bus shelters as a public service announcement, will be posted at Cinelplex Odeon Theatres on the concession stand displays and a plaque.  

Second Place: plaque

Third Place:    plaque

Success Criteria  

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


Understands prevention and intervention strategies to stop bullying, harassment, hate, discrimination.

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


Thinks creatively about preventing and/or responding to incidents of bullying, harassment, hate, and discrimination.  Poster is well designed and has a compelling message to spread awareness and promote the "What If Everyone Did Something" campaign.


Applies campaign slogan "What If Everyone Did Something" in the final product. Uses media techniques that evoke a strong emotional response in the audience.  All elements of an effective poster are present, clear and well-placed. 


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:

  • 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)


Submissions must be received by the Peel Regional Police by May 4th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., *** Please note that late entries will not be accepted to ensure fairness for all. 


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 Constable Courtney Carver-Smith, Crime Prevention Services at (905) 453-2121, x-4022 or e-mail 


Secondary School Challenge 2016-2017 Winners 

Poster Winner - Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Jennifer Yohana from St. Paul Secondary School
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What If Cyber-bullying Poster Winner 2017 - Catholic School Board


Poster Winner - Peel  District School Board
Amy Li from John Fraser Secondary School
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What If Cyber-bullying Poster Winner 2017 - Peel  District School Board

Peel District School Board Video Winner - by Yu An Chen from John Fraser Secondary School

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Video Winner - by Sarah Huynh, Caroline Rodrigues, Paathushan Vellalaghan from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School


The contest is now OPEN.