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Please note the competition is now closed.


Diversity Scotland is delighted to announce the winning entry here.


Many thanks to all who entered.




21st March is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.


This year’s theme is β€œyouth standing up against racism” and we’re inviting creative submissions on what this means to young people. You could win an Daler Rowney Simply 115 Piece Art Set with Easel


What is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination?


This global observance day aims to engage the public through #FIGHTRacism, and foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination and calls on each and every one of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. 


Young people massively showed their support at the 2020 Black Lives Matter marches, which drew millions of demonstrators worldwide. On the streets, groundswells of youth came together to protest against racial injustice. On social media, they mobilized participation, calling on their peers to speak out, and to stand up for the equal rights of all.


Their activism was all the more remarkable in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw restrictions on public gatherings in many countries. As the virus began to spread in early 2020, a parallel pandemic was unleashed - of hatred, violence and fear against certain ethnicities and nationalities. It quickly became clear that stark inequities, sometimes rooted in racism, had subjected minorities to a significantly higher risk of infection and death.


COVID-19 has heavily impacted young people, including those from minority backgrounds. Many are now grappling with an increase in racial discrimination, in addition to severe disruptions to their education; diminished employment prospects; and limited ability to participate in public life, which stymies their individual and social empowerment.


Diversity Scotland's mission is to promote #Equality, #Equity, #Diversity#Inclusion and #Belonging both in the workplace and wider world in general. With that in mind we want to hear YOUR voice on what the themes of #FIGHTracism and youth standing up against racism mean to you and how they impact your life and that of others.


What do you need to do?


If you're 16 or under:


  • Get permission from your parent or carer that you may enter the competition - we need them to submit your creation and thus give us their written permission that you can enter

  • Create an A4-sized artwork (in any medium) around the theme of #FIGHTracism and/or #youthstandingupagainstracism

  • Write an accompanying statement explaining your artwork of up to 100 words

  • Take a photo or scan of your artwork and ask your parent or carer to email it - along with your name, age and statement - to the email below.


Entries are open from 9am GMT on the 17th March 2021 and close at 5pm GMT on Wednesday 24th March 2021.


How to enter?


Your parents or carer should email your entry to fightracism@diversityscotland.co.uk and include the following information:


  • Your name

  • Your age

  • A photo or scan of your artwork

  • Your written accompany statement


By submitting a competition entry on behalf a young person they give permission for them to enter.


What happens next?


We'll share our favourite entries on social media and the winner will be revealed within a week of the closing date.


We'll then contact your parent or carer to ensure delivery of the grand prize.


Good luck! πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€


Learn more about the observance day here.


Parents and carers can read competition Privacy Terms click here.


#FIGHTracism Competition Small Print


This is a prize competition:


  • Requiring submission of a creative artwork from a young person aged 16 or under via the method listed here

  • This competition is being promoted by Diversity Scotland, Clockwise at Savoy Tower, 77 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BZ

  • The competition is free to enter and requires no proof of purchase 

  • There is a minimum of one grand prize; no cash alternative can or will be substituted

  • Entrants must have permission from their parent or carer

  • Entries must be submitted by the entrant’s parent or carer

  • Entries are restricted to one per entrant

  • Entrants must be resident in Scotland

  • Entrants retain copyright and their original artwork, only photos or scans should be emailed to Diversity Scotland

  • Winners' names will be published on Diversity Scotland’s website and social media channels

  • Any personal information published will be the minimum required in line with the Privacy Notice

  • Entries can be submitted from 9am GMT on 17th March 2021 until 5pm GMT on 24th March 2021

  • Entries will be judged after the closing date and the winner(s) announced within a week of the closing date

  • The competition judging panel consists of Tony McCaffery (Founder and CEO, Diversity Scotland; Kieran McFadden (Marketing Manager, Diversity Scotland) and Patrick Allan (artist and Associate Consultant, Diversity Scotland)

  • The winning prize decision will be based on subjective interpretation, therefore, and in line with The British Code of Advertising, Sale Promotion and Direct Marketing (the CAP code), an independent judge has been appointed (name available on request)



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We work with people leaders, HR teams and internal recruitment functions to provide access to the latest thinking and industry-leading expertise in order to foster inclusion and create a sense of belonging in the workplace.

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