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Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition Awards

The Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition awards showcase took place on Wednesday 11th May at the AVIVA stadium. The event was attend by more than 600 young people from schools and youth services from around Ireland.

Young people from primary and secondary schools, youth services and youthreach centres were involved in developing their messages about racism. At the event, there were presentations including the Show Racism the Red Card DVD and there was also videos from schools with CEIST school, Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath, being one of them. 

At the event, Show Racism the Red Card Chairperson Martina Quinn highlighted the importance of the message, particularly in the context of recent racist attacks against Afghan family in Dublin and the broader context of the refugee crisis internationally.

Shining a light on this was Syrian journalist with Storyful Razan Ibraheem. Razan spoke of her experience having left Syria and moved to Ireland but said that so many more people need Ireland’s help.

Show Racism the Red Card also stated that with the formation of the new government it was vital that a Minister for Integration and Combating Racism be established so as to respond and focus on these issues which present many challenges.

Creative Competition

Six hundred young people from youth groups, youthreach services, primary and secondary schools attended the annual Creative Competition awards ceremony.

The competition called on young people to develop creative messages about racism and integration using written, visual and audiovisual means and prizes were awarded for entries ranging from songs and raps to posters, videos and social media campaigns.

Congratulations to CEIST schools Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath and Presentation Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary who both received Highly Commended Awards. 

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Entries to the competition can be viewed on www.youtube.com/theredcardire and on previous news articles at www.theredcard.ie/news

Pictured above are Eureka Secondary School Kells Mosaic Club who were highly commended for their work with Show Racism the Red Card. 

Pictured above Presentation Thurles Students with their Highly Commended Award.