Be Kind, Lend a Hand


Interrelate’s Say No To Bullying Poster Competition for Australian primary schools is now in its 6th year!

The theme in 2019 is Be Kind, Lend a Hand.

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

Last year over 48,000 students registered for the competition, with participating schools expressing 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’s involved                 

Students draw a picture depicting their interpretation of the competition theme ‘Be Kind, Lend a Hand’. Schools must collect the entries and post them to Interrelate by March 29th 2019 to be eligible for prizes.

What you’ll get

When you register your school’s intention to participate, we will send you FREE 1 hour anti-bullying lesson plans and classroom activities to use while the students complete their posters. The plans are designed in 3 stages (K-2, 3-4, 5-6) and assist students to understand the concept of ‘lending a hand’ as well as identifying strategies to deal with bullying.

Entry requirements

  • Entries must be an A4 size original artwork with student’s full name, age, class, school and region on the back of their poster
  • Artwork cannot be digitally modified
  • One entry per student
  • Artwork must be accompanied by an Entry Form (you only need one form per class)
  • Entries may be used by Interrelate for promotional purposes without acknowledgement or prior consultation
  • Entries will not be returned to the student/school

How to enter

  • Register your school online to participate and receive FREE anti-bullying lesson plans and activities to complete in the classroom
  • Send your school’s entries to Interrelate along with an Entry Form (will be in the teacher's pack once you register)
Completed entries to be mailed to:
Interrelate Schools Competition
PO Box 6307
Baulkham Hills
NSW 1755
Entries must be received by 31st March 2019 to be considered for the prizes.

Key dates

  • Register your school by 15th February 2019
  • Students complete entries between 1st-15th March 2019, to coincide with 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 Tuesday 14th May 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 15th February 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 regional finalists will receive a gift pack and a copy of 100+ Questions Kids Have About Bullying

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 on Tuesday, 14th May 2019. Finalists will be notified by the school. It is the responsibility of the school 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 to benefit from one of our affordable programs call 02 8882 7850.
 Register now!
Register your details by 15th February to receive your FREE teacher’s participation pack (including lesson plans, activities and special song for engaging your students) and enter our draw to win a Faber-Castell prize pack for your school.

Get creative

This year we've got a song and video clip especially for use with the competition. Check out the clever clip from the students at Mt Pritchard Public School and:

  • sing it in your classroom or assembly
  • make your own video to send us

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)


Watch the Be Kind video clip for 2019.

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