Students and pupils from schools and colleges across Scotland will join with major names from the world of Scottish football at Hampden Park on Thursday 17 March 2011 to stand united against racism.
As part of our annual Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the Scottish Football Association, the young people were asked to come up with a creative way of getting the anti-racism message across. Thousands of young people across Scotland took part and today at Hampden recognises the creative efforts of all participants.
The competition sends a clear message that the nation’s young people want Scotland to be a welcoming and multi-cultural society. The prize giving is the highlight of the Scottish calendar in challenging racism.
Football clubs across Scotland continue to support Show Racism the Red Card by donating a variety of prizes for the winners and players from a selection of football clubs will be present on the day to present prizes and meet the young people. Having the support of professional football clubs has a tremendously positive impact on young people participating in the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.
SQA Chief Executive, Dr Janet Brown, said: "We are committed to promoting a fair and inclusive Scotland. The Show Racism the Red Card creative competition has been a great success and showcases the talent and imagination of young people in Scotland's schools and colleges.
“The competition clearly illustrates our young peoples’ belief that there is no place for racism in Scotland. We are delighted to continue to support Show Racism the Red Card and the creative competition and thank all the young people, teachers and lecturers who have backed this important initiative."
Amanda Peebles, Show Racism the Red Card said, “The competition is now in its eighth year and continues to be a highly successful and integral part of our Show Racism the Red Card campaign. I have been amazed at how creative our young people can be in finding ways to get the anti-racism message across. Everyone participating in the competition should be congratulated for their inspirational work. Challenging racism goes beyond entering the competition and everyone has an important role to play. Our young people of today will influence the society of tomorrow, and I hope that one day we live in a Scotland that is free from racism.”