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  • A Nationwide Giveaway Program

    Student Essay Contest

We are pleased to announce that through the generous support of Our Funders, we will be giving away sets of free programs to schools participating in our Stepping On Up Student Essay Writing contest. The three programs to be given away are:

Program 2 – Stepping Up to Cyber Bulling & Web Safety »
Program 3 – Stepping Up to Character »
Program 4 – Stepping Up to Life Skills »

Student Essay Contest

We are now accepting essays from individual students and classes to win three of our programs, which will be donated to their school.


In Building Bully-Free Schools/Communities, Lesson 4 of the Stepping Up to Bullying DVD, Zazi decides that she must do something about the bullying at her school and says “It is our school too.” After some false starts, she and Dieter then come up with a good plan for a school-wide campaign to stop bullying.

In a short essay (two to four paragraphs), tell us what you think she might mean by “It’s our school too” and the kind of plan you would like to see at your school to stop bullying. Extra credit is given for catchy slogans for the campaign, creative ideas to raise awareness and motivate classmates and ways you would use Stepping On Up to stop bullying in your school.

Resources for Essay

Look for Building Bully-Free Schools/Communities as our clip-of-the-month later this year.

How to Enter

Please send your entry in the body text of an email to with STUDENT ESSAY in caps in the subject line. Hard copies may be sent to Heartland Media, 4104 24th Street, #18, San Francisco, CA 94114.

Each student must include the following with their entry: their name, teacher’s name, grade level, and the name and location of their school to be considered.

Winners will be notified within three months of submission. By entering, contestants give permission to Stepping On Up and Heartland Media to post their entries online and list their school as recipients of donated programs. Names will be withheld upon request.

Free programs to schools will be given away until the inventory of the funded programs is exhausted.