Although National Hazing Prevention Week is about observance and awareness, it also has its competitive edge. Our NHPW contests showcase talent, creativity and participation, while the Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award recognizes leadership, conviction and, well, heroism. 


    Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award

    This award was established to recognize individuals who have spoken out against hazing, prevented it, stopped it, or in some way stood up and battled the problem. The award is named in honor of Hank Nuwer, associate professor at Franklin College, anti-hazing journalist, blogger and the author of four books about hazing. Professor Nuwer is a founding member of the HazingPrevention.Org Board of Directors.


    The Anti-Hazing Hero Award is sponsored by Phi Delta Theta. If you know someone who merits recognition for bravery under the fire of hazing, Click here to nominate your hero for this national award. Deadline for nominations is December 1, 2013.


    Read about the 2013 recipients HERE! 


    The NHPW CAMPUSPEAK Poster Contest

    This competition is open to college and university undergraduates who design a poster meeting the contest criteria. The top posters will be available for download for next year's NHPW from this website, and the poster selected as the best will be designated as the official NHPW poster. Cash and other prizes are awarded to the top contenders. Read the rules, guidelines and submission information. Deadline is March 31, 2014. 


    To see the inaugural winners and their work, go to To read a media release about them, click here!


    The NHPW Photo Contest

    This contest seeks the best photos depicting hazing prevention. The top three winners receive cash awards and photos are featured on the NHPW website. Photos may also be used in HPO publications. Click here for contest guidelines and submission information. 


    To see who won with their 2012 submissions, click here!


    The NHPW High School Essay Contest

    If you're a high school student who likes to write, enter your original 500-word essay on the theme, "Challenge Hazing. Challenge Yourself," in the NHPW Essay Contest and compete for cash awards for the top winners, including $500 for first place. The High School Essay Contest is sponsored by the National Federation of State High School Associations. For 2013 guidelines and submission instructions click here.


    Click here to find out whose essays received top spots in the competition in 2012!