Announcing the winners of the 2018 Global Voices Competition

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In November 2018, The Scottish Government and Young Scot came together to launch the Global Voices competition. We invited young people aged 8-26 to tell us what they think Scotland can do to help tackle challenges crossing borders.

The competition was co-designed with young people from Communic18, the national co-design leaders group for YoYP 2018. They worked with The Scottish Government and Young Scot to develop the criteria, application process, and were part of the selection panel for the winners.

We received applications from across Scotland, covering issues such as climate change, mental health, equality, international development and more. Our panel of judges were impressed by the standard of the entries, as well as the passion of young people who want to make a difference in the world.

 We are pleased to announce the winning entries for each of the categories:

Rayhan Rahman from Highpark Primary School - ‘Scot-Eco’ campaign to raise awareness around climate change


Maria McGoldrick, AnnMarie MacDonald, Calum MacInnes, Kyra Stephenson, Ruairidh Gray and Tamzin MacLeod from Sgoil Lionacleit – an exchange programme for teachers, doctors and other skilled professionals between Scotland and Africa


Miti Davda, Martha Reilly, Amy Goodman and Deanna Olubadewo from the University of Edinburgh – tackling period poverty in India through their social enterprise Sanitree


A huge congratulations to all of the winners!

The prizes include a conversation with Scottish Government Ministers, as well as a trip to Brussels for the winners of the 18-26 group - keep your eyes peeled for an update of how that goes!