Surrey Launches Stop Bullying Film Contest

‘What can u do?’ is the theme of Surrey’s second annual Stop Bullying Film Contest, which is aimed at engaging youth to raise awareness about bullying, provide information about help that is available, and develop solutions.

“Bullying should not be tolerated in schools, workplaces, online, or anywhere in our communities. This film contest is a creative way to highlight the issue and the solutions. We have a lot of talented students in Surrey, and I look forward to watching and learning from the videos we receive,” says Mayor Dianne Watts.

Students from grades 6 to 12 are invited to submit a 30-second or 60-second film that identifies types of bullying, the impact that bullying has on people, and solutions to the problem. There will be three categories: Junior (Grades 6 & 7), Intermediate (Grades 8, 9 & 10) and Senior (Grades 11 & 12).

“We have some of the brightest, most creative students in Canada in the Surrey School District” says RCMP C/Supt. Bill Fordy.” I am looking forward to the videos these young minds will produce, and the impact they will have on helping to eradicate the intolerable behavior of bullying in any form.”

“Bullying can have a devastating impact on a school and a community, so one of the goals of this contest is to provide information about the help and support that is available to those who are being bullied,” says Councillor Barinder Rasode, Chair of the Community Safety Committee.

The contest was launched today at Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey and is a partnership between the City of Surrey, Surrey RCMP, CUPE 402, and the Surrey School District.

Submission deadline is February 8, 2013 and the winning film in each category will be announced on Pink Shirt Day on February 27, 2013.