Date
Monday 14 October 2019 to Friday 21 February 2020
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?
  • Do you enjoy working with friends as a team?
  • 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?

To enter the competition, all you need to do is create a video or PowerPoint presentation on the theme of cyberbullying.

Working in close co-operation with your teacher, follow the steps below.

Video

If you want to create a video:

  1. Form a team consisting of two to five members.
  2. Create a video (between three and five minutes in length, and up to 450 mb in file size) presenting your message against cyberbullying and in support of equality of opportunity in an inventive and easily understandable way.
  3. With the support of your teacher, upload your video to Vimeo.
  4. With the support of your teacher, email the registration form, along with the URL of your video and the video password to respectingdiversity@olympictruce.org.

PowerPoint Presentation

If you want to create a PowerPoint presentation:

  1. Form a team consisting of two to five members.
  2. Create a PowerPoint presentation (up to 20 slides and 8 mb in file size) presenting your message against cyberbullying and in support of equality of opportunity in an inventive and easily understandable way.
  3. With the support of your teacher, email the registration form, along with the PowerPoint presentation to respectingdiversity@olympictruce.org.

Deadline for entries: Friday 21 February 2020, 23.59

The final will take place on Friday 6 March 2020.

What are the prizes?

  • The winning team’s school will win Samsung products and technological equipment for their school worth €5,000 donated by our partners.
  • Members of the top five winning teams and their teachers will each win a range of British Council and International Olympic Truce Centre gifts.
  • All teams that take 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’ competition 2018–19: Results

Our ‘Say “No” to bullying’ competition ran from 7 November 2018 to 26 March 2019 and the results were announced on Tuesday 2 April 2019 at an awards ceremony held at the Acropolis Museum. This year hundreds of entries were submitted by schools from all over Greece. Journalist Mr Papadakis presented the final award ceremony and the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos honoured the event with his presence.

The Artistic School of Gerakas won the 1st prize – digital equipment for the school and a Samsung tablet for each member of the winning team – with the video Delete.

The 7th Primary School of Kamatero with the video No to bullying and the 9th Primary school of Glyfada with the video Talk ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The HAEF College of Athens was placed 4th with its video Think Wisely and the 4th Junior High School of Halandri ranked 5th with its video Dynamometer.

The following schools were awarded honorary distinctions for their participation and the high quality of the content submitted:

  • Bougas School for the most imaginative content
  • Primary school Adendro, Thessaloniki for the most successful teamwork
  • 3rd Junior High School of Argyroupoli for the best original content (PDF, 680 kb)
  • Special Primary School for Blind of Kallithéa and the Primary School of Polydendri for their joint actions on co-education.

The winning teams received commemorative British Council, International Olympic Truce Centre and Samsung gifts.

Respecting Diversity Workshops

In partnership with International Olympic Truce Centre, Samsung and the Greek Olympic Champions Club, we are running a series of Respecting Diversity workshops, which we have designed specifically for students aged 10–15 in schools all over Greece.

The aim of the workshops is to promote Olympic values such as equality, respect and mutual understanding between people. Through our workshops, students learn how to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner and to show respect towards other people.

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, with the support of the Greek Olympic Champions Club.

The programme is sponsored by Samsung Electronics Hellas.