Netsafe is running different competitions to inspire and engage young people to share their best online safety tips. There are some great prizes up for grabs. The competitions are for all ages and there’s opportunities for schools and kura to get involved too.

This page outlines the terms and conditions for the different competitions Netsafe is running, which started as part of our Netsafety Week activities. Find out more now.

1) Schools Competition – Design an online safety mascot – Closing date EXTENDED

This competition encourages school students to design their school’s online safety mascot to help make Aotearoa safer online. Students can enter on their own or as a whole class to represent their school.

This competition will close on 12 September at 11:59pm. Entries must be emailed to outreach@netsafe.org.nz.

Competition Logistics

How to enter

  1. Draw or design your school’s online safety mascot using the template below and connect it to the message, “We can all be safer online with…”
  2. Entries must be emailed to outreach@netsafe.org.nz

Portrait Schools Competition Template

Landscape Schools Competition Template

Types of submission examples:

  • Hand drawn
  • Digitally drawn
  • Poster with messaging

Judging criteria

  • Skill based (including creativity)
  • How well it connects and communicates a staying safe online message

Competition Prizes

School stationery packs and Whittakers chocolates to be shared with their family

Judges

Netsafe and Network for Learning representatives

Read the full terms and conditions here.

 2) TikTok Competition – closing date EXTENDED (YAS member competition separate)

Put your creativity to the test, alongside your best online safety tips to win some great prizes!

This competition is for people aged between 13 -20 years. Entrants are asked to create a TikTok video with their top online safety advice. There is no limit to what can be submitted, but to be in to win entrants need to follow and tag Netsafe’s TikTok channel and include #netsafetywk21.

N.B. There is a separate competition for Netsafe’s Youth Action Squad.

The competition closes Sunday 12th September at 11:59pm. The winners will be announced on Netsafe’s TikTok platform shortly after.

Competition Logistics

How to enter

  1. Overlay your favourite song or dance with your best online safety tips (avoid songs with swear words)
  2. Follow and tag @netsafenz and #netsafetywk21 and #onlinesafety

Submission details:

  • Videos must be between 15 seconds to 45 seconds
  • Online safety topics can vary
  • Entries will need to include #onlinesafety #netsafetywk21,  follow and tag @netsafeNZ in the caption of their submission
  • Netsafe is able to post the entries across its other social channels

Judging criteria

  • Entrants will be judged based on how informative, creative and influential the video is in promoting the positive power of the internet

Competition Prizes

  1. Nintendo Switch Console
  2. UE Boom 3
  3. $100 Prezzy card

Judges

Netsafe representatives

Read the full terms and conditions here.

 

3) TikTok Competition – YAS only – closing date EXTENDED

This competition is for YAS members and as ambassadors of online safety encourages them to put their knowledge and creativity to the test on our TikTok channel! There is no limit to what entrants are able to submit but to be in to win, they need to follow and tag Netsafe’s TikTok channel and include these two hashtags #netsafeYAS #netsafetywk21.

The competition closes on Sunday 12th September at 11:59pm, and winners will be announced on Netsafe’s TikTok platform the week after.

Competition Logistics

How to enter

Overlay your favourite dance/song with your best online safety tips (no restrictions just avoid songs with swear words), follow and tag @netsafenz and #netsafetywk21 and #onlinesafety.

Submission details:

  • Videos must be between 15 seconds to 45 seconds.
  • Online safety topics can vary
  • Entries will need to include #onlinesafety #netsafetywk21 #netsafeYAS,  follow and tag @netsafeNZ in the caption of their submission
  • Netsafe is able to post the entries across its other social channels

Judging criteria

  • Entrants will be judged based on how informative, creative and influential the video is in promoting the positive power of the internet

Competition Prizes

  1. Nintendo Switch Console
  2. UE Boom 3
  3. $100 Prezzy card

Judges

Netsafe representatives

Read the full terms and conditions here.

4) What Now x Netsafe Competition – CLOSED

This Netsafety Week competition launched on 25 July during What Now. The competition asked tamariki to design their best online safety superhero to help Make Aotearoa safer online. The winners for this competition are below:

First place: Poppy Cudby, 12, Feilding
Capitan Pixels is a superhero from the depths of the internet whose powers stop online bullying from around the globe. Her powerful goggles pick up any unsafe signals from the net and she is alerted to freeze them before they hurt anyone. One of her goals is educating children on how to use the internet safely and responsibly.

See her entry here.

Second place: Emily S, Christchurch
Lisa the warrior has had a hard time being in a wheelchair, and has been the victim of many bullies, both in person and online, so she decided to make a difference. Whenever you have a Cyber Bully on your hands, Lisa and her good friend Pix the Dragon will come and help!

See her entry here.

Third place: Florence MacCulloch, 11, Auckland
This is Cyberella! Cyberella is like the Cinderella of Cyber Space and her super power is to keep the cyber world clean!

See her entry here.

Under 5’s winner: Eliza G, 4.5, Taupiri
Eliza Dino Superhero- roars when there is danger on the iPad.

See her entry here.

Congratulations to our winners!

Full terms and conditions here.

 

What is Netsafety Week?

Netsafety Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the safe and positive use of technology and to kōrero about the role we can all play in creating a better internet in our community. Hundreds of schools, businesses and agencies have joined together to create more positive experiences for everyone. They have united to share the ways to make online spaces safe and reinforce where to get help if things don’t pan out. Find out more at netsafe.org.nz/netsafetyweek.

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