Creative Competition Evaluation

The Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) Anti-Racism Creative Competition is in its second year. This evaluation serves to provide readers with an understanding of the character of the programme and assess its usefulness in promoting integration among young people in Ireland.Click here for full report – Creative Competition EvaluationThe competition involved 83 schools and youth services from around Ireland.  Participating groups received the DVD Education pack of SRTRC for use in introducing education about racism.  Young people then responded by delivering their own messages about racism and diversity. Entries included written, visual and audiovisual works and involved a range of collaborations often impacting across the curriculum.A number of short films, animations, puppet shows and songs were entered as well as art and written work.Judging was based on the quality of the work, the impact within the school or service and the impact within the wider community. The competition concluded with a prize giving ceremony attended by 500 young people from across Ireland at the AVIVA stadium and involved an interaction with a panel of celebrity special guests, showcase of entries and awards presentations.The competition has potential to grow significantly involving increasing numbers of schools and youth services, as those involved this year found it a ‘useful way to address a difficult issue’ and an ‘excellent way to challenge attitudes’.

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