Rising young rapper-poet Sid Bhullar, who is glad that his anti-bullying rap song Won’t Stop has connected with students and other youngsters and that his positive message is getting through in a musical language they understand, said he is excited by the competition and is urging everyone to check out his video and vote for him. Bhullar’s video can be found @ http://nobullgreatamerican.votigo.com/contests/showentry/1392887
John Oliver Secondary school student and rising young rapper-poet Sid Bhullar’s anti-bullying rap video Won’t Stop, which has reached more than 100,000 views on Youtube since making its debut late last year, has been nominated in the Great American No Bull Challenge, an American organization that fights bullying .
The Teen Video Awards competition also opened their digital responsibility and anti-bullying video contest to Canadian students age 13-18-years-old this year through a newly launched International category.
The goal of the No Bull Challenge is to bring students, educators, counselors, media organizations, communities, and corporate Canada together in an effort to enable real change at the student level. Middle and high school students, ages 13-18, are eligible to compete by submitting videos on digital responsibility to www.nobullchallenge.org.
The deadline for uploading videos from ended on April 29, 2013 and now voting will start on May 6 for the best videos in their respective categories.
Prizes will include a mentorship by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, video cameras, scholarships and a trip to the Sundance Film Festival, where the winning video will be submitted.
The public can vote on the videos the whole month of May and then a panel of experienced judges will determine winners from the top nominated videos.
2012 judges included Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Ann Shoket, Editor-In-Chief, Seventeen Magazine. Emmy award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, director of “Bully” will return as a judge for the second year.
The music video was produced by LINK editor and filmmaker R. Paul Dhillon along with Sid’s parents Joti and Hakam Bhullar, who made him work for the small budget it took to produce the video
“Sid is a quiet genius who might not come across as one when you first meet him but he quickly impresses you with talent and creativity,” says Dhillon.
“I was apprehensive at first that Sid had the ability to perform in front of the camera but when we started filming he was a natural, a real pro who knew how to hit his mark and the camera loved him.
Bhullar, who is glad that his song has connected with students and other youngsters and that his positive message is getting through in a musical language they understand, said he is excited by the competition and is urging everyone to check out his video and vote for him. Bhullar’s video can be found @ http://nobullgreatamerican.votigo.com/contests/showentry/1392887
The No Bull Challenge began as a fight against cyberbullying-a problem plaguing millions of teens and preteens.