#ihaveyourback poster competition

​​​Do you want to help other students to be upstanders? Are you a student at a Victorian school? Enter the Bully Stoppers state-wide poster competition! 

While it can be hard to see someone being bullied, it’s even harder to be the person being bullied.

We can all do something help. We can all be upstanders. 

​[noun]   up·stand·er

A person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied. 

For example: “Encourage your daughter to be an upstander, not a bystander.” 

Oxford English Dictionary, 2019  

There are lots of ways you can be an upstander. You can distract the bully or ask the person being bullied if they want to sit with you. You can ask them if they are ok and if there’s anything you can do to help; like talking to a teacher or another adult at school that you trust. You can decide not to laugh or smile when you see someone being bullied. If you feel safe, tell the person doing the bullying that their behaviour isn’t okay. 

Read more about upstander behaviour​.

The competition​

The winning posters will be printed and sent to all Victorian schools. 

This is a state-wide competition – all Victorian school students are eligible to enter and win. 

There are three competition categories: primary, secondary, and special school with winners from each sector. 

If you attend a school that runs from foundation to year 12, submit your entry in the appropriate age category.

Promote the competition in your school with this poster​ (pdf - 2.57mb).


  • Your poster will be printed and displayed in schools across the state.
  • You’ll win a $200 voucher from your choice of JB Hi-Fi, Rebel Sport or Eckersley’s Art and Craft.
  • Your school will win a $2,500 voucher from Eckersley’s Art and Craft.

See Eckersley’s Art and Craft for more information on how your school could use one of their vouchers.

Your p​oster: 

  • needs to promote upstander behaviour and the theme #ihaveyourback
  • needs to be A3 sized
  • needs a 1cm white border at the top and sides of the poster and a 3cm white border at the bottom  
  • can not contain any images larger than A6 (105mm x 148mm).

See the example poster guide​ (pdf - 55.33kb) for how to set out your poster.​

To enter​

Read the terms and conditions​ (docx - 100.5kb) before submitting an entry.  

For your entry to be eligible, you must:

  1. Submit your entry as a PDF
  2. Follow the entry requirements outlined in the terms and conditions (docx - 100.5kb)
  3. Submit the consent form, with parental/carer consent if you are under 18 years old.

Submit your entry to bully.stoppers@edumail.vic.gov.au by Sunday May 26​.

Read our suggested newsletter copy (docx - 26.19kb) to tell your school community about your participation in the competition.