Second Annual Kidsbridge Creative Character Education Youth Competition:  NEW Deadline May 20.

The theme of this year’s contest is: STANDUP4 DIVERSITY: How I Include and Respect Others.  Kidsbridge Executive Director, Lynne Azarchi commented: “We wanted to offer an opportunity for students to creatively express what it means to appreciate diversity — specifically how to respect others via a creative expression as an essay, a poster, or a video PSA.  What better way to inspire diversity appreciation and inclusion than to sponsor a state-wide competition for kids?”

There are three categories:  Essay, Art Poster and Video PSA.  Prizes (including a gift card, Walk2Stop Bullying T-shirt and goodie bag) will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each age bracket (second & third grades, fourth & fifth grades, sixth through eighth grades).  There will be a formal ceremony at our Fifth Annual WALK2STOP BULLYING where we’ll STANDUP4 DIVERSITY and acknowledge these winners.  All winning creative submissions will be setup in a gallery format at the Walk, which will be held on Saturday, June 18 at ETS/Educational Testing Service (660 Rosedale Road, Princeton). The gallery hours on Saturday are from 9:00 until noon.

CLICK HERE for more information and forms about this competition.

Second Annual Educator Leadership in Character Education Awards Contest:  EXTENDED Deadline May 5!

Kidsbridge also wished to recognize educators who were going “above and beyond” as leaders in their schools in the areas of character education, diversity appreciation and/or bullying prevention.  Kidsbridge is again partnering with Source4Teachers, and hopes to receive many nominations for educators in schools/districts around New Jersey who are making a difference every day. Reinforcing positive character education practices and sharing bullying prevention strategies with students in the classroom and school is essential in creating well-rounded students.

Prizes (including a gift card, Walk2Stop Bullying T-shirt and goodie bag) will be awarded to the first, second and third place educator award winners.  CLICK HERE for more information about this contest.

Winning students, family members and nominators will be our honored guests at an awards presentation to be held at the 2016 WALK2STOP BULLYING on Saturday morning, June 18 on the ETS/Educational Testing Service corporate campus at 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton.  Admission is free for contestants, family and friends and supportive onlookers. The Presenting Sponsor for the Walk is Philadelphia Insurance Companies.  CLICK HERE for more information about the Walk.

Youth Holocaust/Genocide Awareness Award Competition:  Deadline April 29.

A Holocaust/Genocide Awareness award is given to a youth/student that has demonstrated an altruistic act of generating awareness, empathy and action for holocaust/genocide education.

Nominations are made by fourth through 12th grade educators, including principals, teachers and school counselors throughout the state of New Jersey.  Although this contest is closed, you can CLICK HERE to find out more about this annual competition.