Cincinnati Police, CPS announce anti-bullying art contest

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Police and Cincinnati Public Schools officials held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce an anti-bullying art contest.

The "Step Up and Stop It" competition will involved ten CPS and four charter schools in the District Four area.

Students in grades 3-12 are invited to submit artwork, poetry or other creative writing to share their knowledge of how to recognized and prevent bullying. The contest is intended to broaden awareness of bullying and to help students take a leadership role in preventing it.

Winners will be chosen for each grade and will be announced in May. Each winner will receive a prize and have their work displayed at various public venues. Submissions are due on Friday, April 13, 2012.

Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig was joined by District Four Capt. Eliot Isaac, CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan and Board of Education Member Vanessa White during the press conference.

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