With more than 4000 entries, the 2014 Anti-Bullying Week art and creative writing competition is NIABF’s most popular ever.

A panel of judges will be meeting over the next week to select the prize winners. Winners will be informed through their school/organisation by the end of October and will be invited to receive their prize at a special ceremony during Anti-Bullying Week (17 – 21 November 2014).

Due to the large number of entries, NIABF is unable to directly contact those who are not awarded prizes or to return any of the items submitted.

Lee Kane, Regional Anti-Bullying Coordinator, said:

“We are overwhelmed by the huge response to our Anti-Bullying Week 2014 competition. On behalf of the whole Forum I would like to extend huge thanks to every young person who took the time to create a piece of art or pen a piece of creative writing for the competition.

“This event is now one of the largest competitions for young people in Northern Ireland, and the standard of entries continues to get higher and higher every year. The judges have a very difficult task ahead of them!”

Anti-Bullying Week runs 17-21 November 2014, focussing on our individual and collective role in tackling bullying behaviour. The title for the campaign is “Together We Will Make a Difference – END BULLYING NOW!”

Schools, youth groups, sports clubs and other organisations working with children and young people can still register to take part in the campaign. Click here to register.