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Hate Crime poster and VLOG competition for Wiltshire schools

Thursday 8th November 2018

Open to all Wiltshire and Swindon primary and secondary schools

Wiltshire Police is running a primary and secondary schools competition on the subject of Hate Crime.  It forms part of the national campaign to raise awareness of hate crime and improve understanding of the different types of hate crime, including online and verbal abuse. 

We are encouraging all primary and secondary schools across Wiltshire and Swindon to help raise awareness of hate crime and related topics, such as bullying and inclusion.

We want young people to think about how to value difference, be inclusive, promote kindness and consider the impact of their actions on others. 

The campaign message this year is H.O.P.E.    

  • Hate crime awareness - events to increase public knowledge.
  • Operational responses to hate crime - think about how you would respond if a hate crime happened to someone you know.
  • Preventing hate crime where possible.
  • Empowering communities to report hate crime and work together.

Our Poster Competition is open to all primary school children (Key stage 1 and 2) and a Video Log (vlog) Competition is for secondary schools (Key Stage 3 and 4).  The closing date is Friday 16 November. It's a fantastic opportunity to get creative and think about the message of H.O.P.E!

Primary Schools Poster competition:  Design a poster which incorporates a message of H.O.P.E.    

  • Drawing/painting must be on paper A4 size
  • Acceptable tools for the drawing/painting include pencil, crayon, watercolour, oil paint, computer drawing etc. Photographs, wires and other 3D objects are not acceptable.
  • The completed artwork must be on a flat piece of paper
  • Individual entries only
  • The drawing/painting must relate to the  H.O.P.E theme
  • The name, age and key stage group (1 or 2) of the participant, as well as the school's name and address must be clearly displayed on the back of the entry. 
  • Submission of posters will be taken as consent for Wiltshire Police to use for promotional purposes.
  • Please post entries to Schools Poster Competition, Wiltshire Police Corporate Communications, 4th Floor, London Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2DN. Please mark your envelope (Hate Crime Competition).
  • Unfortunately we will not be able to return any entries.

Secondary Schools vlog competition:  Design a vlog which incorporates a message of H.O.P.E.    

  • Vlog to be a maximum of 60 seconds
  • It must relate to the H.O.P.E.  theme
  • It should not contain music that has copyright, unless it has consent of owner
  • The Vlog should be submitted by one student rather than a group effort
  • Submission of Vlogs will be taken as consent for Wiltshire Police use for promotional purposes

Please upload vlogs to the Wiltshire Police Dropbox Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 folder Wiltshire Police Hate Crime Awareness Week Dropbox  preferably in MP4 format although other video files are acceptable.  Details of the student submitting must be clearly marked, along with their school and year group. 

Email if you have any technical issues submitting the Vlog or general queries about the schools competition.


You can win a prize for your school and there are individual winner and runner up prizes too!

  • Poster Competition (Key Stage 1): £100 voucher for the school and a £20 book voucher for the winner plus a runner up prize of a £10 book voucher
  • Poster Competition (Key Stage 2): £100 voucher for the school and a £20 book voucher for the winner plus a runner up prize of a £10 book voucher
  • Vlog Competition (Key Stage 3/4): £100 voucher for the school and a £20 book voucher for the winner plus a runner up prize of a £10 book voucher

Our Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson, who chairs the Wiltshire and Swindon Hate Crime Group, will judge entries, supported by Superintendent Dave Minty, our Hate Crime lead. 

All entries must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 16 November 2018Judging will take place week commencing 19 November 2018.            

Winners will be presented with prizes week commencing 26 November 2018 at their school, runners up will be notified and prizes will be sent to schools for passing on. 

Supporting resources for schools

  • A thought provoking four minute video animation I Can't Ignore Hate Crime, Can You? produced by the University of Leicestershire  

  • Three school lesson plans (10, 25 and 60 minutes to deliver)

Icon for pdf Hate Crime Awareness Lesson Plan 1 (10 minutes) [236.51KB]   

Icon for pdf Hate Crime Awareness Lesson Plan 2 (25 minutes) [334.05KB] 

Icon for pdf Hate Crime Awareness Lesson Plan 3 (60 minutes) [262.33KB]

This information can also be found on the Wiltshire Police website here