Share all compelling #USvsHate messages locally to shape school climate!
For a reminder of what we consider an “anti-hate” message, see our Guide.
And then, submit your best to our contest via this form.
Here are a few things to remember as you prepare to submit:
- Ten entries max per teacher, per contest.
- Consider inviting students to help you select entries. One teacher set up a gallery walk allowing students to see and vote on one another’s work.
- PLAN AHEAD: For students under 18, parent/guardian permission is required for any entry submitted with a student’s name on it. Here’s a permission slip educators can use to get that parent permission, as needed. See Kim’s story in #USvsHate Teacher Stories for how one educator handled permissions via email.
- You will verify that you have this permission when you upload your students’ entries. If you let students age 13-18 submit their own work on your behalf, remember that you are vouching for the permissions submitted. If permissions are unclear, we will share anonymously.
- Any message submitted must be ready to share publicly as is.
To be considered for a “Winning” #USvsHate message, the message also must do the following:
- Include the hashtag #USvsHate. (If you don’t put it on there, we’ll add it for you.)
- Be both creative and original. (Use original words and other material. Don’t plagiarize. A design could make a common slogan original, but our preference is new words and ideas. Do not use clips from music, videos, or other media that is copyrighted by others. If you use others’ publicly available material, credit the creator whenever possible.)
- Successfully communicate the #USvsHate message of inclusion and justice for all, to a group of peers.
No message submitted should be harmful or hateful to others! #USvsHate!
How to upload using our form:
- Those submitting images can a) scan a paper submission or b) create the image digitally. You can submit messages like Op Eds, poems, or letters to the editor in Word. Upload documentation of art installations or performances. If you want to submit a paper submission and don’t have access to a scanner, you can upload a photograph of a piece of paper.
- If you win, we may ask you to mail us the original for reproduction.
- Again, any message submitted must be ready to share publicly as is.
Winning entries (chosen by students and the #USvsHate team) will be amplified nationally via our website and social media. A subset will be made into free posters and stickers for participating classrooms. Check out our latest winning messages!
We’d truly value your feedback on how this went for you. Please consider taking our educator post-survey when you’re done!
And after you submit, take the most important next step of all: ask each other, what’s next? What do you want to learn and do NEXT to promote inclusion and justice in your school community? Go for it.
Questions? Contact Minh Mai, firstname.lastname@example.org