Jo wants local pupils to show racism the red card

Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire is encouraging local students to take part in the Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition. The competition wants to get across the message that racism and sectarianism have no place in Scotland. Entries are welcome from individuals and class groups until 25 January 2013.

All entrants have to do is be creative and develop artwork, poetry, short story/creative writing, music composition, multimedia presentation, dance/drama, research project or a t-shirt design. Full details on how to submit entries can be found at

Scottish football clubs and organisations fully support the campaign and will attend the prize giving ceremony at Scotland's national stadium, Hampden Park. Winners will pick up superb prizes and there will be commemorative certificates for everyone who enters the competition.

Commenting Jo said:

"I would encourage all local schools to get involved with this competition, to get creative and inspired and produce work with an anti-racist or anti-sectarianism message.

"The quality of artwork produced by local young people is always very high so I'm sure the entries will be fantastic. Full details on how to enter can be found on the Show Racism the Red Card Scotland website at "

Further information

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racist charity, established in January 1996 with the aim of harnessing the potential of professional footballers as anti-racist role models and combating racism through anti-racist education. The campaign involves hundreds of top footballers and managers and carries its work out throughout the UK delivering anti-racism workshops, football fun fitness sessions and hosting educational events at football clubs.

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