The Creative Competition has been an integral part of SRtRC work since 2003. The SQA and the SFA have continued to be the main partners in ensuring the creative competition is as successful as possible. The creative competition has proven to be a successful way of engaging young people in the anti-racism message.
The 2012 competition was expanded to include entries with an anti-sectarianism focus as well as an anti-racism focus. This year we had 1661 entries from all over Scotland from Shetland to Dumfries and Galloway.
A judging panel met and agreed on the first, second and third place in each category. The winners and their class were invited to the awards ceremony that took place at Hampden Park on the 22nd March provided by the SFA. This special event was once again hosted by actor and sports commentator Sanjeev Kholi and attended by representatives from Scottish Football Clubs to present prizes. Once again the Scottish Football clubs kindly donated the fantastic prizes for the winners. Sky Sports and the SFA donated two prizes that were raffled amongst the finalists. One of the prizes was a ‘behind the scenes day at the Scottish Cup Semi-Final and the other was tickets for the Scottish Cup Final.
The SQA have committed to supporting the competition for 2013 for a transitional year in order for us to find another partner. We are working hard to secure another partner who can take the competition forward. The competition has proven to be a good way to tackle racism and now sectarianism, promoting messages of respect and equality.
SRtRC would like to take this opportunity to thank the SQA, SFA, Education Scotland, Scottish Government, EIS, SPL, SFL and Sky Sports who help to make the competition as successful as it is today.
A full evaluation of the competition is available here.
Look out for details on this year’s competition, coming soon.
If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s competition please contact: Amanda Peebles: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 222 2058.