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Film Competition

Could your school make the official Anti-Bullying Week 2017 film? We know what incredible film makers our students and teachers are. We need your help to make the official film for Anti-Bullying Week 2017. Last year's films had over 33,000 views on YouTube and in 2015 we had over 60,000 views. They are also used throughout our lessons plans and assemblies for the week. We are partnering with SafeToNet's new app SafeToTalk. Find out more below.

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Please note: this competition is only open to schools in England, the deadline for entries is the 31st July 2017 and entry forms and docs are at the bottom of this page. 

To enter the competition we invite pupils to create and send us a film where they share how important it is that we celebrate what makes us 'All Equal, All Different' to help prevent bullying and create the best world possible. This could be in the form of a story, animation, song, poem, rap, musical piece - the more creative, the better. The video clip should be no more than 2 minutes long – and doesn’t have to be filmed professionally – it can even be filmed on a phone. This competition is sponsored by our official Anti-Bullying Week supporter SafeToNet.

We will select two winners, one for primary school entries and one for secondary schools.

We would encourage all entrants to include the official Anti-Bullying Week logo as part of the film, and if you want to reference hashtags please use #antibullyingweek and/or #AllEqualAllDifferent.

How do you choose the official winning films?

Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and enthusiasm in sharing the All Different, All Equal anti-bullying message - not on the quality of production. Winners will be shortlisted by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and chosen by a panel of children and young people from Young NCB.  We'll then contact the winner and launch the official film/s online. The winning schools will receive a bundle of prizes to be announced soon.

How do we enter?

Every film entered will need an entry form and media consent forms for all students featured in the film. You can submit films via:

You can access the forms you need along with the Terms and Conditions that we strongly recommend you read before entering in the 'Attachments' section at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for the competition is 5pm on the 31st July 2017


SafeToTalk is an app that allows charities, schools and child welfare organisations to record and share short and interactive videos on online safety, with tips and advice on how to stay safe online. Being able to record and share videos on the go means it is a great tool for schools to use in this competition.

Schools are invited to sign-up to SafeToTalk for free to make use of the filming and editing software on the app and create their competition entry. Users can embed images or video from their camera libraries, use voice-over and other clever editing features to make their videos fun, creative and interesting. You can even string together a whole series of clips to make your film.

Downloading the app is really easy and free from both the App Store & Google Play Store. Just download and create a channel for your school or organisation!

Some tips on creating films

We have listed below some tips about creating films - please do share these tools with your pupils.

Into Film have tonnes of resources on their website to help young people create different kinds of films: 

Some tips from film maker Will Webb (made for last year's Anti-Bullying Week competition) about making a film:

Examples of previous Anti-Bullying Week films