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2018 Bullying Awareness Poster Contest

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  • 2018 Bullying Awareness Poster Contest 

    Poster must include a theme or slogan, which is reflected in the artwork. Below are some topic ideas:

    • Physical Bullying (pushing, shoving, hitting, threats, vandalism, theft, etc.)
    • Emotional Bullying (name calling, insults, teasing, etc.)
    • Social Bullying (gossiping, teasing about appearance, exclusion, public humiliation, etc.)
    • Cyber- Bullying (texting/messaging threats, defamatory web posts, derogatory emails, etc.)
    • Positive Friendships
    • Peer Pressure
    • Peer Conflict

    Eligibility & Divisions

    All students attending any Rankin County School District school.

    Posters will be judged in the following separate divisions:

    • Category 1: Pre-K through 2nd
    • Category 2: 3rd – 5th
    • Category 3: 6th – 8th
    • Category 4: High School

    Size & Paper Specifications

    All Posters should be on either 8x10 or 11x17 paper.

    Lightweight paper should be mounted on tag board or self-supporting.

    Art Media Criteria

    Crayons, Cut paper, felt-tip pens, Markers, Pencils, Pen & Ink, Photos,

    etc. may be used to create a poster. Wood, plastic, glass, metal, fabric and felt should NOT be part of the poster. Collage materials such as stencils, stickers, tracings, etc. may only be used by entrants in Category 1. POSTERS MUST BE FLAT FOR PRINTSHOP REPRODUCTION PURPOSES.


    Your name, grade level & teacher should appear on a separate piece of paper attached to the back of the poster.


    Your poster CANNOT include any copyrighted characters, such as those from comics, cartoons, television programs, newspapers, magazines, etc.

    Judging Criteria

    Judges will look for a relationship of the poster design to a theme, originality of the poster, quality of the artwork, visual impact of the poster design and suitability of poster for printing.


    3 winning posters will be selected from each category (1st, 2nd, 3rd). The winning posters will be printed and reproduced for distribution in all school district-wide.

    Additionally, the following monetary prizes will be awarded:

    1st Place: $100

    2nd Place: $50

    3rd Place: $25 


    Posters are due to school counselors by October 26, 2018. Each school will submit 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for district competition. Please bring winning artwork to RCSD Student Support Services Training Center by Nov. 2, 2018.

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  • Contact

    Director of Student Support Services

    Martha Hollingsworth, LPC
    Rankin County School District
    Mental Health Specialist


    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
    1-800-273-TALK or text "TALK" to 741741

    MS Suicide Hotline

    Region 8 Crisis Line

    Department of Mental Health Helpline

    Partnership for Drug Free Kids
    1-855-378-4373 (1-855-DRUGFREE)

    Students Against Violence