A special competition for young people designed to highlight issues around hate crime has been launched.

Organised by the West Oxfordshire Community Safety Partnership (WOCSP), the aim is to create a piece of work to inspire and educate with participants learnng about the issues facing people who suffer hate crime and discrimination.

This could be a video, song, poem, play, short story, live performance, artwork, photography or even a meme.

Participants need to be aged between 11 and 16 with themes focusing on discrimination, experiencing and reporting hate crime and accessing support.

The competition will run until 21 February.  The first prize will be a £100 voucher for an organisation of the entrant’s choice.  Second and third prizes of £50 and £25 vouchers will also be awarded.

Anyone wanting more information and to enter the competition should see: http://www.westoxon.gov.uk/hatecrimecompetition