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BRAVE Video Contest

8th Annual Anti-Bullying Video Contest for Middle School Students

Cash Prizes for Schools with 1st, 2nd & 3rd place Awards
Awards ceremony to be held on Monday, May 16, 2022

Be BRAVE Against Bullying

As part of its campaign to raise awareness about bullying and intolerance, the United Federation of Teacher’s BRAVE Program (Building Respect, Acceptance and Voice through Education) is holding its eighth annual video contest. BRAVE encourages students to share their experiences with bullying/intolerance either from the “Inside” (firsthand) or, “Outside” (witnessed).

The contest is open to all middle school students from New York City public schools. Students are invited to submit a 3-5 minute video that conveys the contest theme.

Download the flier

Suggested Ideas:

  • What does it feel like to be the target of bullying, witness a bullying situation or engage in bullying behavior?
  • How do you and your classmates stand up for others in a positive way?
  • How can students and teachers create school communities that promote acceptance, tolerance and respect?
  • What do students want adults to know about bullying and/or intolerance?


Contest Requirements:

  • Contestants must be middle school students of the New York City public school system.
  • Contestants must have the permission of their school principal and a teacher willing to serve as sponsor and primary contact person.
  • To enter the contest, fill out the online submission form, then send your students' video via USB flash drive or Google Docs.
  • Submissions must be in video format and should be no longer than five minutes.
  • Students/schools must follow DOE guidelines regarding videotaping/filming of students and videotaping/filming on school grounds. Schools must obtain parental consent and clearance per Chancellors' Regulation A-640 
  • All video submissions must be received by Friday, April 29, 2022.
  • No more than two video submissions per school.

How to share your BRAVE Video Contest 2022 Submission:

Fill out the online entry form

Then, forward the video to:

Jose Lago BRAVE Video Contest - JLago@uft.org212-701-9412
UFT BRAVE Video Contest 52 Broadway, 14th Fl., New York, NY 10004

No submissions other than the methods specifically described herein will be accepted. The BRAVE Program is not responsible for late, misdirected, lost, damaged, malfunctioning or incomplete videos.