Creative Expression

Student Voice, Artistic Expression and No Name-Calling Week: A Winning Combination!
Providing students with the opportunity to express their feelings about name-calling and bullying through artistic expressions and to share these with your school community has become a tradition in classrooms and schools across the country. As educators, you know how powerful these images, videos, poems or other works can be and what an impact they can have upon both creator and those with whom they are shared. This submission from No Name-Calling Week 2013 continues to inspire viewers not just for its quality, but because it was something the whole school helped to create!
Each year GLSEN captures and shares images or videos of school displays or individual student work on a national level when educators or other community members submit them to our Creative Expression Exhibit. This is an opportunity for schools across the nation to come together to visually display their collective efforts to create a culture of no name-calling in schools. Educators are invited to work with students in classes or after-school clubs to create school wide displays featuring the message of No Name-Calling Week and this year's theme of "Celebrate Kindness" and submit images of these displays or images of individual student's works for inclusion in our National Exhibit. The creators of all works submitted are entered into a drawing for a fantastic package of prizes! We hope students from your classroom or school will participate!
For ideas on arts-focused lessons, see the lesson plan downloads on the right!
Read our Legal Guidelines and then Click here to submit your video or image.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Because we want to encourage you to first exhibit these in your school, images or videos are not due until Friday, February 28, 2014
Drawing Winners will be notified by April 2014.
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