Young people from schools and colleges across Scotland joined with major names from the world of Scottish football at Hampden Park on Thursday 21st March for the Creative Competition Awards.
Each year Show Racism the Red Card Scotland holds the Creative Competition which sees young people, from Primary 1 to FE, coming up with creative ways to promote messages of anti-racism.
This was the 15th anniversary of the Scottish awards ceremony that is held at Hampden Park and was one of the biggest yet.
Hosted by Peter Martin from STV, special guests included Shelley Kerr, the Scotland Women’s team Head Coach who took time out her busy preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in June to present the lucky winners with their prizes - along with stars from Rangers, Celtic, Partick Thistle, Airdrieonians, Albion Rovers, Glasgow City and Glasgow Girls.
The theme of this year’s competition was “Inspirational People from the Anti-Racism Movement”.
Over 1,300 young people across Scotland took part in this year’s competition with entrants coming from Ayr to the Isle of Skye. The competition sends a clear message that young people want Scotland to be a welcoming and multi-cultural society.
With 22 schools making the final, the Creative Competition Awards Ceremony is the highlight of the calendar in challenging racism. It also brings the country together in appreciating all the school’s hard work in making a stand against a rise in far-right racism in the media.
Category Winner: Castlehill Primary School, Bearsden.
Highly Commended: Hamish MacDonald, Lady Lovat Primary School, Morar & Sofia Stanley, Holy Family Primary School, Kirkintilloch.
Category Winners: Lewis Crerar, Kirkhill Primary School, Newton Mearns & Borestone Primary School, Stirling.
Highly Commended: St. Sophia’s Primary School, Galston.
Category Winner: Erin Harvey, Sidlaw View Primary School, Dundee.
Highly Commended: Dalry Primary School; Callum Sloan, Bargeddie Primary School, Glasgow; Marissa Samuels, St. Cadoc’s Primary School, Newton Mearns; Brian Uzomo, Dunard Primary, Glasgow.
Category Winner: Khiara Dominick, Dunoon High School, Argyll and Bute.
Highly Commended: Jay-Jay Calder, Lochaber High School, Fort William; Eve O’Brien, Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr; Lily Schiller-Chatwood, Leith Academy, Edinburgh; Leia Croy, Portree High School, Isle of Skye.
Category Winner: Rachel Keenan & Katie Smith, Jordanhill School, Glasgow
Highly Commended: Corrine McCafferty, Anna MacLeod, Caitlin Davidson, James Cox, Trinity High School, Renfrew; David McQueen & Eilidh Cameron, Jordanhill School, Glasgow.
Category Winner: James Elder & Erin Spowart, Edinburgh College.
Highly Commended: Sofia Conti, Edinburgh College; Bethany Carrick & Zoe Willis, Edinburgh College.