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 November 1, 2014.


    Read about the 2013 recipients 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 2015 guidelines and form click here: