On 21st September, Action on Prejudice launched a campaign called ‘End Everyday Hate’. It is an opportunity for young people to creatively tell their experiences of prejudice or hate crime through an image and/or a caption. This includes any stories of someone coming to help. A bystander taking action.

Why are they asking young people to tell these stories?

"In my experience of working on Action on Prejudice. I very regularly hear about hate incidents or prejudiced actions that have been normalised by those at the receiving end. They are brushed off as banter, or as something that happens to everyone all the time so why bother saying anything. I questioned why this was and found that often young people don’t recognise the incident as a hate incident or a crime. Equally, some think it is just happening to them or is their fault and if they ignore it, it might go away.

Telling the stories and getting them into the public domain will provide these young people with examples they can potentially relate to. If they hear of someone else’s story and see elements of what happened to them they may be able to see that they are not alone, that they can get support and that what has happened isn’t right. Through the campaign they will be able to see where they can get help and advice with next steps. By telling the stories we make them real for everyone. Young people will be saying these things happen and that it isn’t right. It will call for change and support others to make a difference for themselves." - Sarah Robinson Galloway, Senior Development Officer, Youthlink Scotland

How to enter

To enter simply complete our online form and upload your image and/or caption click here.