Innovation and creativity for Scotland’s future

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Scottish Business in the Community are calling on young people of all ages to enter their Vision for Scotland 2050 competition to help increase innovation and creativity for Scotland’s future.

Vision for Scotland 2050 is an inspirational, national competition asking young people to develop a piece of creative work that demonstrates their vision of Scotland’s in 2050. The competition is open from nursery through schools, colleges and training providers. Covering four main categories of Work, Transport and Travel, Education and Training and Life and Style, entrants are encouraged to submit a piece of creative work, inspired and stimulated by their thoughts on life in Scotland in 2050.

In 2009 Scottish Government set world leading climate change targets committing the country to an 80 per cent reduction of carbon emissions 2050 so the way that we live, work and travel must change significantly from today.

The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan MSP said; “Scotland is a successful and productive country. Over many years Scots have given much to humanity, science, business and the arts. But we do face many changes and challenges in the years ahead in all areas of our lives, such as the impact of technology, our environment and a changing economy.

“Vision 2050 was officially launched in November 2011 and will run until the end of April 2012.

Detailed information for teachers and lecturers, full competition rules and application forms are available at www.sqa.org.uk/scotland2050. The closing date for applications is Friday, April 27.