We are happy to announce that we have completed the judging process for the 2013 Creative Expression Contest for No Name-Calling Week. The competition was tough this year with submissions from all over the country. After much debate, we are excited to announce, that Larchmont Charter Elementary School is the winner!
The judges loved the way Larchmont creatively connected social justice leaders throughout history to the NNCW mission. Civil Rights heroes featured in the mural faced bullying and were consistently called names, but they responded with nonviolence, setting an example for every student. Larchmont’s “mosaic mural aims to represent visually that each and every student plays a part in achieving a school culture of nonviolence and peace where there is no place for bullying or name calling.” Larchmont has made a clear commitment to ending name-calling and bullying. We will reward this effort with a No Name-Calling Week Prize pack. For their efforts, Larchmont will receive:
- A No Name-Calling Week plaque
- 27 books from the Simon and Schuster Children’s Library
- Tip sheets
- Wrist bands
- DVD of "Speak Up" a documentary introduced by Barack Obama
- DVD of Cartoon Network PSA's
- DVD of Anderson Cooper specials
- Stop Bullying: Speak Up posters
- GLSEN's Safe Space Kit
- GLSEN's Ready Set Respect
Once again, congratulations to all of the participating schools. You should be proud of the effort you have made to end name-calling and bullying in your community.