Bullying is a growing problem in our society. Children cannot seem to escape the bullying. They face it in school, in texts, at home, on social media, the list goes on and on.
Cleveland 19 News and the Becker Law Firm have created the campaign 2STRONG4BULLIES not only to help protect the children being bullied but to encourage the bystanders to SPEAK UP against bullying! We decided the age where we could most make an impact and spark change is with our middle school and grade school students. That's why we've come up with a contest and we are asking for your help!!!
How do you enter?
7th and 8th grade students can choose any of the following topics to draw and write about:
We will select 25 WINNERS to be published in our 2Strong4Bullies book. Out of the 25 total winners, we will pick 1 Grand Prize Winner to receive a $250 prize from Michael Becker’s charity Mike’s Kids, and 3 randomly selected winners will receive a pizza party for their homeroom class.
Please let your children know even if they aren't chosen to be in our book, they are still "winners" in their efforts to fight bullying! Together we hope we can save lives by simply teaching our children to SPEAK UP or STAND UP to bullying. We want every child to know people do care about them and it's OK to be different. Be #2STRONG4BULLIES! We encourage you to talk to you students and/or children about BULLYING and DEPRESSION (feeling sad all the time), ANXIETY (worrying or nervous about things you can't control) and even SUICIDE.
Be #2STRONG4BULLIES! Grab a pencil, crayon or marker and encourage your children/students to send us their drawings!
Send 2STRONG4BULLIES drawings, paragraph description and parent release form to:
Cleveland 19 News
Attn: 2STRONG4BULLIES Contest
1717 East 12th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
or you can scan them and email them back to AllWOIOContests@woio.com.
* Please make sure child's name and grade level is LEGIBLE on submission forms along with contact information.