STOMP Out BullyingTM and A Christmas Story, The Musical are working together to end bullying in our schools and communities. As part of our mission, we’re launching our Inaugural Anti-Bullying Writing Competition.
STOMP Out BullyingTM is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out BullyingTM focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. www.stompoutbullying.org
We are inviting young writers in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades to submit stories about bullying.
In 5 pages or less, tell us a story about how bullying has affected your life, about a bullying incident you might have witnessed, or about your own strategies for avoiding bullies at school or in your neighborhood. Every story should include at least one idea, ONE ACTION, that you believe other kids, your school administrators, or your community could initiate to limit or prevent bullying in the future.
Open to students inside the Tri-State Area, within 100 miles radius to Broadway!
Thanks in part to the cooperation of the 2012 Broadway production of A Christmas Story, The Musical, we have many exciting prizes for the winners.
2 tickets and a walk-on-role in the 2012 Broadway production of A Christmas Story, The Musical, plus the Original Cast Album, Backstage Tour and an Award Certificate.
2 tickets to A Christmas Story, The Musical, plus the Original Cast Album, Backstage Tour and an Award Certificate.
The Original Cast Album and an Award Certificate.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND CONTEST RULES The competition is open to all students in 6th, 7th and 8th Grades. Limited to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut U.S. residents. Entry to the comptetion is free. Only one story submission per student is allowed. Entries must be original and not copied in whole or in part from any other person or source. Maximum story length is 5 double-spaced, typed pages. Competition entries will not be returned. Competition will run from November 19, 2012 thru December 14, 2012. Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. We reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time. By entering the competition, contestants agree to grant STOMP Out BullyingTM and A Christmas Story, The Musical permission to use the entered story, free of charge, for promotional purposes as we deem appropriate. STOMP Out BullyingTM and A Christmas Story, The Musical reserve the right to use the entered story, in whole or in part, free of charge. for promotional and or advertising purposes as we deem appropriate. Entries may be edited for any reason, including without limitations length and legality. STOMP Out BullyingTM and A Christmas Story, The Musical reserve the right to disqualify any contestant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the contestant is ineligible, has provided false information, has gained unfair advantage, or has breached any of these terms and conditions. Stories may be submitted by electronic email attachment: Email attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format with text in 11-12 point type and in plain font (e.g. Times New Roman). Stories must include page numbers at the bottom of each page. If requested, the name and/or likeness of the contestant will not be used in any promotion where the winning bullying story (stories) is read or presented, but the contestant may be identified by grade and state of residence. Winners responsible for all applicable taxes. Winners may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and a liabilty release within ten (10) days of attempted notification or prize will be forfeited. The decisions of the judges are subjective and final. Organizers not responsible for technical or postal problems affected delivery.
This Inaugural Anti-Bullying Writing Competition was created with a mission to end bullying. It was founded by Broadway Producer Pat Addiss, Jeanine Wilson and MadCreek Advertising, www.madcreekadvertising.com