On Monday 26th November, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) will launch the annual school competition at Unison’s HQ in London. The launch will take place from 6pm - 8pm and a number of special guests including former England international and Arsenal player, Rachel Yankey OBE, will be joined by former West Ham United player and SRtRC Vice President, Leroy Rosenoir, to help launch the creative competition.
Each year, SRtRC encourage young people from schools and other educational settings to produce creative work with an original anti-racism theme.
In England, Wales and Scotland a competition is held annually and thousands of young people participate. The competitions are free to enter and open to young people of all ages and abilities.
Entrants can produce work in a wide-range of media, including artwork, creative writing, film and music. The entries are consistently inspirational and SRtRC makes sure that many have a resonance beyond the competition by using them in educational resources and magazines, on the campaign’s website, social media channels, YouTube and in a special calendar. All competition winners are invited to a special awards ceremony with prizes presented by special guests, including current and former professional footballers.