In the Year of the Young People and in celebration of the former First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Scotland, The Hunter Foundation (THF) invites school pupils to submit a short essay, video, picture or poem on the theme:

‘If I ruled Scotland the one thing I’d change to enable more young people to succeed would be… and why that’s so important.’

Sir Tom Hunter founder of The Hunter Foundation noted;
We want to showcase the brightest talent in Scotland and the greatest ideas to support young people to be all they can be – no doubt young people know precisely what’s needed but are rarely asked, hence this challenge.

The winning submission will be invited to attend the dinner, featuring former First Lady Michelle Obama in Edinburgh on July 17th at the EICC. The winner will receive a table of ten on the night, including an accompanying adult and/or teacher. All entries will be published online. Entries should be submitted electronically to by June 22 nd 2018.

Hosted by the philanthropy, The Hunter Foundation (, all profits from the event will be invested in hundreds of charities across Scotland.