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It’s that feeling you get… It’s hard to put your finger on it.

You are watching someone being shoved down the hallway, but your legs are heavy and you can’t move. Despite being harassed on your way to school, your throat tightens and you can’t speak.

What is this dark force? It is The Silence.

Since the dawn of human civilization, The Silence has stopped billions from taking action against the injustices of violence. Its evil doings have threatened the lives of children and teens, allowing violence in and around schools, from classrooms to dark alleyways, to thrive worldwide.

For centuries young superheroes from far and wide have overcome the dark powers of The Silence, taking action and speaking up against violence in their schools.

But to defeat The Silence, and to keep children and teens safe in school, we need more superheroes and we need them now.

Join forces with UNICEF’s campaign to end violence and create a superhero who is keeping schools safe.

Contest closed

The call for submissions for the School Superhero Comic Contest is now CLOSED.

Stay tuned on this website or by following UNICEF on Twitter and Instagram to find out which superheroes were shortlisted for the global vote on 23-30 November.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a superhero to help us stop The Silence. Together, we can end violence in schools.


Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information on submission, selection process, winner announcement and more.

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Check out some of the finalists from last year's Comic Contest

A pencil drawing of a blue superhero named ‘Hydroman’
An illustration of a glowing female superhero with vines on her arms
An illustration of a male superhero in a forest, leaning against a tree

Learn about young activists working to make schools safer