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2016 ‘Say No to Bullying’ poster competition

In 2016, for the third consecutive year, Interrelate held an Anti-bullying Poster Competition for all NSW primary schools. The aim of the competition is to raise awareness of the issue of bullying and to assist schools to identify and address bullying behaviours in their school communities.
This years’ theme was:

Differences Make Us Special. Don’t Bully.

Students were invited to draw a picture depicting their interpretation of the competition theme. The competition was an ideal classroom activity for encouraging open discussion on the important issues of bullying, diversity and differences. We received almost 5,000 entries and participating schools expressed that by giving students a voice through the art, the competition helped them engage young people in a dialogue about bullying and allowed them to address issues that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.

Awards Ceremony

The Winner, Regional Finalists and Highly Commended recipients, their guardian/s and school representatives will be invited to a special Awards Ceremony at The Concourse, Chatswood in Sydney on Friday, 18 March 2016 where special guests will include the NSW Treasurer, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, representing the NSW Premier among others. Ricardo Goncalves, SBS World News Presenter will MC the event and guest speakers will include Leanne Hall, an Integrative Psychologist, who specialises in working with young people , and Glen Ella, former sports and TV personality and current CEO of the Ella Foundation, which aims to promote Indigenous health, education and employment.

The Awards Ceremony is open to the general public. If you would like to attend, please book a free ticket at Eventbrite.


Congratulations to our 11 Finalists:


  • The overall student winner will receive accommodation for a family getaway on the South Coast (up to 6 people), the 100+ Questions Kids Ask About Bullying book and an Art Pack from our sponsor Faber-Castell
  • 10 Regional Finalist will also each receive an Art pack from our sponsor Faber-Castelland a copy of the 100+ Questions Kids Ask About Bullying book
  • The school with the highest percentage of students participating will receive $1,000* and a complete set of the 100+ Questions Kids Have book series

    *If multiple schools have the same percentage, then those schools will go into a draw for the prize
Watch the 2015 Awards Ceremony Highlights here.

Watch the effect bullying has on kids here.

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