NIOS Class Actions Campaign Art Contest | Not in Our Town

NIOS Class Actions Campaign Art Contest

Bullying? Intolerance? Not In Our School
NIOS Class Actions Campaign Art Contest
Not In Our Town (NIOT) a project of The Working Group, is a national movement that encourages community response to hate since 1995. NIOT has produced more than 80 films chronicling positive responses combining PBS broadcast, grassroots events, educational and online tools and activities to help communities battle hate and learn from each other. The purpose of the Not in Our School program is to help students take steps to create more tolerant, inclusive and respectful school community. Please view our short film, “What is Not in Our School?” at The goal of the NIOS Class Actions campaign is to build a network of schools and districts who are involved in “class actions”—student-led efforts to sponsor NIOS initiatives on their campuses.
This contest is closed for 2012. Read about the 2012 winners. 
Enter the NIOS Class Actions Art Contest!
  • Open only to students, grades 5-12
  • $100 prizes will be awarded to students in each of three categories: grades 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12
  • Artwork will be featured and award winners will be recognized on the website
  • Deadline for applications is April 30, 2012
Entries will be judged on the quality of the artwork and/or videos.
The artwork/videos must call attention to themes of inclusion, diversity, and being an upstander.
All artwork must be the student's original creation. Original photos and computer-generated artwork will also be accepted.
All artwork must be submitted electronically in the following formats: JPEG, TIFF, PDF

Submit student-generated artwork with a message of inclusion and respect of students of all backgrounds, races, religions, and gender identities.

Artwork must include a clear message that says: NOT IN OUR SCHOOL and address one of these themes:

  • Bullying and cyberbullying prevention
  • Integrating and welcoming immigrants into the school community
  • Bridging differences of race, religion, and language
For more information, please contact:
Becki Cohn-Vargas
Not in Our School
Submit the electronic entry form and obtain parental releases for the students (attached). 
Please send the artwork and required releases to or fax to 510-268-3606.