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									                                   Vision for Scotland 2050

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% reduction of carbon emissions 2050. In order to achieve these targets
the way we live, work and travel will 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.

“I am delighted to support the Scotland 2050 Competition being jointly run by the
Scottish Qualifications Authority and Scottish Business in the Community that asks
young people in schools and colleges to use their creative talents to show us their vision.
I’m sure we will be amazed by their imagination, creativity and optimism for our future.
Good luck to everyone entering the competition.”

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

Jane Wood, Chief Executive of Scottish Business in the Community, said: “As the
workforce of the future it is important that today’s young people look at opportunities for
tomorrow to help construct positive and sustainable prospects for our society, economy
and environment. Vision for Scotland 2050 provides the perfect creative platform to
generate this discussion.”

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
27 April 2012.

For further information please contact:
Angela Bonney
Scottish Business in the Community
angelabonney@sbcscot.com
(0131) 451 1100

Rosemary Mooney
Scottish Qualification Authority
rosemary.mooney@sqa.org.uk
0845 213 5117

								
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