I deleted the other post, so it wouldn't have 2 post about this.
Team Vid Overall Score: 45/50
Team Vid Overall Score: 45/50
I got 2nd and I'm currently 2nd overall!
Don't ignore! Don't turn away! Everyday children and teens are being mentally and physically abused by bullies. Instead of shielding your eyes, stand up and step in. It only takes one moment for a victim to give up on life, but it only takes one moment out of your day to help. You'll even find that bullies need help too. So stop the vicious cycle before it's too late, because some scars never fade.
Comments: Nicely done Vid. Bullying has become such a major concern for young people today and it affects older people too. I like that included that bullies need help too. Sometimes, they lash out because something in their personal life is hurting them, so they feel like they have to hurt others too. Misery loves company. Just a few things really. One, the shoulders look a bit smudged and two, the words need to be a bit lighter as they stand out more than the model. I also get why you added in the extras, but they are really unneeded, the words do the trick
Comments: This was really good, Vid! I liked all the words in the background, but thought that maybe they should have been more opaque so that the focus isn’t really on the words, since one of the requirements was a simple background. I also think that having him wearing ripped clothing would have also helped show your cause. But overall, I think you did a great job!
I'm happy with this picture and while it might be shocking, it's shows how painful bullying can be. I did wonder if I should of had him in a rip t-shirt, but I'm quite happy with the words being so bold. The bold words for me represent how much impact they can make on someone. Words do hurt and they can do damage.
When it came down to picking a campaign though, I was determine to do something with this subject. It just something that really inspired me, because I have been bullied quite a lot throughout my childhood and teen years. Only 2 times has it been physical, but the mental abuse I endured was just as horrible. When typing out each and every word on this poster, I realized that I've been called almost every word it. Then some words have become slightly empowering. Nerd, Weird, different, crazy don't hurt anymore. Being hurt by being called a nerd, especially makes me laugh. I can't believe I took such offense to that!
Still they are some big words that do still sting and I was made to believe such things for quite awhile in my life. Ugly, fake, and outcast. They still get to me and I can often recall every single moment I've been called that or felt that way. I can remember sitting alone everyday at lunch, the whispers behind my back, and every single move I make being watched. It was a miserable existence. It also didn't help that when my mom died it changed something in me. It made me grow up fast and I became a lot more introverted/shy. An easy target for bullies. High school was probably the worse though as pretty much my douchebag of a class had formed a clique and made me the butt every joke. I had a lot dark times and thoughts back then.
I could go on and on about this, but the main reason was because it's issue I've dealt with for a big portion of my life. They are days where I still deal with it and it still hurts, but I'm hoping to replace such memories with better ones. With achievements. :)
So extend a hand to others and be a friend instead being of a bully. It's not right to hurt others.