Students! Show Racism the Red Card by taking part in this year’s creative competition


Edinburgh College students are invited to enter a national creative competition this month to celebrate inspiring people who have made a stand against racism.

Now in its 15th year, the competition, organised by Show Racism the Red Card, invites applicants to get creative and submit a piece of work whether that be art, poetry, dance or video encapsulating the theme for that year.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of prominent civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr, the theme for this year’s competition is ‘Inspirational people from the anti-racism movement’.

The competition is an opportunity for students to make a stand against racism and have their voices heard through their creativity.

All competition winners will be invited to a special awards ceremony with prizes presented by special guests, including current and former professional footballers. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2019.

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism charity established in 1996. The charity utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to publicise its message. The charity provides educational workshops, training sessions, multimedia packages, and a whole host of other resources, all with the purpose of tackling racism in society.

For more information on the competition and how to enter, please have a look at the competition rules or contact Equalities officer Sara Taylor.