Eighth grader at Chagrin Falls Middle School, Jake Evans, has won $100 after submitting a video to an anti-bullying contest from “Bullyproof by Oscar.”
Bullyproof by Oscar is a non-profit group that works to help victims of bullying to become stronger and learn how to stand up for themselves and others. It was created by a father and son after son Oscar experienced bullying himself. They created a video contest where students are encouraged to create a 30 to 60-second video that offers tips to “rise above and be kind.”
All video entries had to reflect the theme of anti-bullying and were open to individuals or collaborative entries. The video then had to be posted on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the tag @BullyproofbyOscar. The winners were selected by a panel of judges who were chosen by the Bullyproof by Oscar team.
Jake was notified that he came in fourth place for his video and was given a $100 Visa gift card as well as a t-shirt, bracelet, and challenge coin which is meant to be carried with you as a reminder to act with kindness and compassion.