Be Kind, Lend a Hand


Entries for Interrelate’s 6th Say No To Bullying Poster Competition for Australian primary school students have closed and finalists have been announced! An Awards Ceremony will be held later in 2019 to announce the winner.


View the 2019 Finalist Poster Gallery.

Congratulations to all the schools and students who took part this year. The theme in 2019 was Be Kind, Lend a Hand and over 38,000 students registered to be involved. 

Schools who achieved 100% participation

  • Meandarra State School QLD
  • Mt Pritchard Public School NSW
  • Berowra Christian School NSW
  • St Joseph’s Primary School Finley NSW
  • Julia Creek State School QLD
  • Telegraph Point Public School NSW
  • Eumungerie Public School NSW

The aim of this competition is to raise awareness of bullying and to assist schools and organisations to identify and address bullying behaviours in their communities. We are working with you to build a community of upstanders who will say no to bullying.

Participating schools have expressed that the competition helped them engage young people in a dialogue about bullying and allowed them to address issues that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.

What was involved                 

Students drew a picture depicting their interpretation of the competition theme ‘Be Kind, Lend a Hand’. 

Be Kind Lend A Hand theme song

In 2019 we had a song and video clip especially for use with the competition. Check out the clever clip from the students at Mt Pritchard Public School.


How you can use the theme song in your school

  • sing it in your classroom or assembly
  • use it for your school bell
  • make your own video to send us

Download the backing track:
Download the song lyrics
Send us your creations to or and we'll share them for you! (Please ensure you have permission for the students to be filmed before sending to us)

Hear from our 2018 winner

Trinity's inspiration

Key dates

  • Register by 29th March 2019
  • Students complete entries throughout March 2019, to coincide with the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence on 15th March
  • Entries judged and winners notified in April
  • Awards Ceremony to be held at Government House in Sydney on 21st June 2019


  • School with the highest percentage of students participating will receive FREE delivery of Interrelate’s comprehensive Bullying Awareness Program for their school, plus a gift pack (If multiple schools have the same percentage, then those schools will go into a draw for the prize)  
  • School of winning student receives FREE Bullying Awareness Webinar for parents/carers
  • All schools who register by 29th March go in the draw to win a Faber Castell gift pack
  • 1st place student winner receives holiday accommodation for 6 people on the NSW South Coast plus a gift pack and a copy of 100+ Questions Kids Have About Bullying
  • Multiple finalists will receive a gift pack and a copy of 100+ Questions Kids Have About Bullying
  • New category added in 2019 for non-school entrants

Awards Ceremony

Entries will be judged by Interrelate, with the chosen winner and selected regional finalists to be invited to an Awards Ceremony at Government House, Sydney. Finalists will be notified by the school/organisation. It is their responsibility to notify the parents/carers of the Award Ceremony details.

Competition enquiries

For all competition enquiries please contact, or if you would like your school/organisation to benefit from one of our affordable programs call 02 8882 7850.

Want to see more?
Watch the highlights of the 2018 Awards Ceremony or view the 2018 winners gallery.