Entries into the Show Racism the Red Card School Competiton (England) are being reviewed by a panel of judges from across the North East of England.
This year's judging panel was made up of the following SRtRC patrons & supporters:
- Nadeem Ahmad – SRtRC Management Committee
- Clare Williams – UNISON Northern Region
- Norma Stephenson OBE – Stockton on Tees Council
- Paul Burgess – PBGD Graphic Design
- Adam Boothby – Potts Print UK Ltd
- Tim Bush - Regional Coordinating Officer, Unite the Union North East, Yorkshire & Humber
- Barry Coppinger – Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland
- Amy Hunt – NUT Northern Region
- Ron Hogg - Police, Crime & Victims' Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington
- Cllr Henry Trueman – Sunderland City Council
- Lesley Storey – Senior Specialist/Advisor, SAFE Newcastle
- Felicity Shoesmith – Manager - Community Engagement, North Tyneside Council
- Cllr Chris McHugh- Gateshead Council
- Nyama Johnson - Office of the Police, Crime & Victims' Commissioner for County Durham & Darlington
- Cllr Mike Dixon – Vice Chairman, Durham County Council
- Isra Mohammed – SRtRC ambassador
The Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) School Competition sees young people from schools throughout England create their own anti-racism messages in a variety of formats and is the largest equalities-themed competition for young people in the country.
One of the few competition stipulations is that young people must have worked with SRtRC resources and activities within an educational setting, and having done so entrants then have the flexibility to get creative with their anti-racism messages.
Open to young people of all ages, the free-to-enter competition encourages participants to produce anti-racism themed artwork in any medium; creative writing – including poetry, short stories and newspaper style articles; film and music pieces.
The competiton is sponsored annually by the National Union of Teachers, UNISON, Unite the Union, GMB, The Professional Footballers Association (PFA), The Football Association (FA), Potts Print (UK) and Durham County Council.
Throughout its history, entrants into the competition have produced truly inspirational work, some of which has gone on to be incorporated into the campaign’s wider awareness-raising activities.
In recent years, the popularity of the multimedia category has grown substantially, with the overall winners for the 2014 and 2015 competitions producing exceptional short films.
The competition is divided into 8 categories featuring artwork, creative writing and multi-media amongst others.
All competition winners will be invited to a special awards ceremony at the King Power Satdium, home of Premier League Champions Leicester City FC with prizes presented by special guests, including current and former professional footballers.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank all of the judges for giving up their time so generously, and for their continued support.
The winners will be announced on the afternoon of Friday 7th April...so stay tuned!