Taking place at UNISON HQ on Thursday 10th November 2016
"I encourage all schools to get involved with this competition... the quality of the young people's artwork is always very high, the kids all love getting involved and Show Racism the Red Card is a really good and important message."
Christine Blower, SRtRC Honorary Vice President
This year’s annual School Competition is due launched next week at an event hosted by UNISON at its London headquarters.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) are encouraging young people from schools across England to create their own anti racism messages to combat racism as part of the 2017 School Competition.
The launch event will be attended by UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, NUT General Secretary Kevin Courtney and PFA Head of Equalities Simone Pound, who are all key sponsors of the competition.
The launch event will take place on Thursday 10th November 2016 at 6pm and will include a light buffet and refreshments. To confirm your attendance please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the guestlist. The invite with full details can be found here.
Speaking about UNISON’s long standing support for the competition, Dave Prentis said:
“When you see the power of the work that young people produce and the level of commitment from the footballers and ex-footballers who get involved, it’s not hard to see why the annual school competition is so popular.
“The competition brings a challenging issue to life for our young people to the benefit of all our communities. I am proud that UNISON supports this great annual event in the schools calendar.”
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.
All competition winners will be invited to a special awards ceremony at a Premier League stadium with prizes presented by special guests, including current and former professional footballers.
Schools in England must be registered by March 3rd 2017 – more information on the guidelines can be found here and the registration form can be downloaded here.
Entries no later than March 18th 2017.
Please direct all competition enquiries to email@example.com