Video Contest

12th Annual Video Contest

Deadline is May 31, 2024 – Scroll down for rules & regulations

So many of us see bullying happen but we don’t step in to help the person or persons being bullied. This is awful because some students are choosing to end their lives because of being bullying and feeling that no one cares. Some even resort to school violence. Research by the Secret Service on 37 school shootings found that almost three-quarters of student shooters felt bullied, threatened, attacked or injured by others. In fact, several shooters reported experiencing long-term and severe bullying and harassment from their peers. 85% of the student population are witnesses to bullying. The bystanders who do nothing can suffer guilt, fear, and anxiety which has been known to lead to substance abuse, personality disorders and self-harm. When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.

Feel free to consult our safety rules on Bullying Bystanders Unite

You could win $100.00
and have the opportunity to have your work featured on
Bullying Prevention TV.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  All entries must adhere to the rules and regulations found
at the bottom of this page. Contest judging will be conducted by experienced filmmakers.

Congratulations to past winners: 

Winner of our 2016 contest: Nathan Gibson, Daniel Halstead, Ana Ramirex, Atara Zmora, Pranathi Madala  and advisor/facilitator, Kim Jarvis at Sycamore Junior High in Cinciannati, OH.  Click the picture to watch their film then let us know what you thought of their creativity and message to be an upstander.


Click picture above to watch DEAR BULLY, the winning video for 2012/2013.  DEAR BULLY, intertwines bullying scenes with popular music whose lyrics tell the story of all aspects of bullying. One of the most salient points of the film is when the bully explains to the victim …“the reason why I bully you is because I’m insecure.” Pictured above, left to right, are the students who wrote and acted in the video: Virginia Henrici, Shannon Lamb and Julia Barton-Biegelsen, from Eastern Middle School in Maryland.

Click picture above to watch DON’T BE A BULLY BE A SAVIOR, a video that won special mention in 2012/2013. DON’T BE A BULLY BE A SAVIOR is a powerful film that enacts various bullying scenarios and ends with a slide show of famous people who were bullied ranging from Rev. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks to modern day celebrities and political figures. It helps us all see that we don’t have to give in to the bully; we can actually grow stronger because of their taunts. Pictured above, left to right, are the students who created the video: Alya Fawal, Addele Hargenrader and Elizabeth Budin, from Eastern Middle School in Maryland.

Both videos were created under the tutelage of Warren V. Scheib III, Media Teacher and Newspaper Advisor at the school.

Winner of Hey U.G.L.Y.’s 2012 contest:  7th Grade Dalhousie Middle School Students:

Caleb Fitzsimmons, Desiree Isaac-Pictou, Nikki Isaac-Pictou, Jessica Jalbert, Elijah LaBillois, Jarrett Martin-Noel, Shae-Lynn Murray, Robyn Phillips, Hailey Audfroid, Jordan HIcks, Brittany LaPointe, Alexa Manderville, Bailey Oakes, Malcolm Reher, Ethan Reinsborough, and Roby Bernatchez

(Student names supplied to Hey U.G.L.Y. by permission of Dalhousie Middle School in Dalhousie, N.B. Canada)

Newspaper article about our
2010-2011 contest winners
from Canada


2024 Video Contest Rules and Regulations:
All entries must be original, and submitted in the following formats:
A DVD or Flash Drive mailed to: Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc. NFP,  PO Box 2142, Michigan City, IN 46362 

Entrant’s name, age, grade, school, home address, email address and phone number must be included in a separate document typed single or double-spaced. Any submissions without that information will be deemed ineligible. Video must show students coming to the aid of someone being bullied.

Contestants may enter contest more than once. Must be 7 – 17 years of age to enter. Void where prohibited by law. All entries must be uploaded  no later than May 31, 2024.

All entries submitted for judging will become the exclusive property of Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc. and will not be returned to entrants. It will be deemed that permission and photo release forms have been attained by the videographer for use of any person/s likeness portrayed in the video. To determine the winner, all entries submitted will be judged by a panel of filmmakers on the film’s message being on target, emotionality and visual appeal. Judging will take place on or about July 15, 2024. Decisions of judges are final. Winner will be notified, by phone or email, no later than September 15, 2024. First Prize is $100.00 and your video posted on BULLYING PREVENTION TV. 

To receive a written letter listing the winning entry make request by email by October 15, 2024. Winner need not be present to win. All taxes and any expenses not indicated herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any prize returned as undeliverable will be awarded to an alternate winner. Entry and acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for sponsor and anyone it may authorize to use winners’ names, photographs or other likenesses, biographical information, hometowns and statements concerning the contest for purposes of advertising and promotion without compensation to the winner. Employees of Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc., its affiliated companies, participating partners and their respective advertising, promotion and production agencies and their immediate families are not eligible. Not responsible for lost, late illegible, mutilated, postage-due, misdirected mail, typographical or other errors. All prizes are guaranteed to be awarded.