Date
Sunday 25 April 2021
Location
Schools throughout Greece

Digital competition for schools: ‘Say “No” to bullying and cyberbullying’

  • Are you a student in a class between the 5th grade of primary school and the 3rd grade of secondary school in Greece?
  • Are you interested in issues concerning equality and acceptance of difference?
  • Do you believe in the Olympic values and ideals, and the Olympic truce?
  • Are you passionate about digital technology and new media?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to the above questions, then you’re ready to take part in our competition!

How do I enter the competition?

You can enter the competition either by yourself or as a team. All you need to do is to work in close co-operation with your teacher and follow the steps below:

For group participations:

  1. Form a team consisting of two to five members.
  2. Create a video or a PowerPoint presentation between three and five minutes in length, presenting your message against bullying/cyberbullying and in support of equality of opportunity in an inventive and easily understandable way.
  3. Upload your video or PowerPoint to Google Drive and copy the link.
  4. With the support of your teacher, complete the online form and paste the link of your video or PowerPoint in the relevant field.

For individual participations:

  1. Create a drawing against bullying/cyberbullying and in support of equality of opportunity in an inventive and easily understandable way.
  2. Upload your drawing to Google Drive and copy the link.
  3. With the support of your teacher, complete the online form and paste the link of your drawing in the relevant field.

Deadline for entries: Sunday 25 April 2021

Judges

The judging panel consists of:

  • Vangelis Kravvaritis, British Council
  • Dora Pallis, International Olympic Truce Centre
  • Voula Kozompoli, Olympic Champion
  • Sophia Papadimitriou, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

What are the prizes?

  • Members of the top three winning teams and their teachers will each win a range of British Council and International Olympic Truce Centre gifts.
  • The top three winners in the drawing category will each win a range of gifts.
  • Everyone who takes part in the competition will receive an electronic certificate of participation.

The aim of the competition

The competition aims to highlight the ideals and values of Olympism and the Olympic Truce, and how they can help resolve differences and, more generally, promote equality and peace. It also aims to help students gain self-confidence and develop skills to present their ideas.

‘Say “No” to bullying and cyberbullying’ 2020 competition results

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s ‘Say “No” to bullying and cyberbullying’ competition and would like to thank everyone who participated for their excellent work and for all the creativity and enthusiasm with which they responded to the competition!

Winners

  • 1st Prize: 1st High School of Komotini – Backspace
  • 2nd Prize: 8th Elementary School of Nea Philadelphia – Stomp out cyberbullying
  • 3rd Prize: Ellinogermaniki Agogi – Say NO to school bullying
  • 4th Prize: 51st Elementary School of Athens – Capable of EVERYTHING
  • 5th Prize: Intercultural Primary School of Sapes, Rodopi – Share respect

Honorary Distinctions

  • Most creative work: Moraitis School – The equality game
  • Most artistic work: Kantas School – We say NO to bullying and cyberbullying
  • Best group work: 3rd High School of Larisa – Thoughts behind acts
  • Best documented work: Paros High School – Stop bullying! The photograph
  • Most original work: 2nd High School of Glyfada – If you do this, then that’s how we will react
  • Most collaborative work: Ε.Ε.Ε.ΕΚ Kilkis High School – When respect acquires colour and voice
  • Most moving work: Ε.Ε.Ε.ΕΚ Naousa High School – Art for good

The final event took place on 28 May 2020 in a virtual format. You can view the video recording on our Facebook page.

Sport and the Olympic values unite us

We’re taking our Respecting Diversity programme online with the support of Samsung.

Athletes and Olympic champions are sharing their stories of how they are adapting to the ‘new normal' and applying the Olympic values to their daily lives.

Tune into our Facebook Live sessions on the British Council Greece and International Olympic Truce Centre Facebook pages, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet them online and send them your questions!

Watch video recordings of the sessions:

13 May 2020 Kostas Filippidis, Andreas Glyniadakis & Voula Zygouri
6 May 2020 Voula Kozompoli & Christos Volikakis
29 April 2020 Takis Fyssas
22 April 2020 Virginia Kravarioti & Grigoris Polychronidis
8 April 2020 Dimitris Kaffatos & Evi Moroaitidou

Information

For further information, please contact Victoria Kyriaki:

Email Victoria.Kyriaki@britishcouncil.gr
Telephone 210 369 2337

The programme is being organised in partnership with the International Olympic Truce Centre.