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About the Competition

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#SomeoneLikeMe is an Art Competition which promotes disability awareness among primary school pupils. Through a range of resources and activities, this competition enables pupils to understand that even though we might have different abilities, we’re all pretty similar. Pupils can express what they have learned through the medium of art by creating an art piece once they have engaged with the materials provided.
#SomeoneLikeMe is not only an Art Competition, it is a powerful platform that promotes disability awareness among young minds at primary level. This competition aims to open their eyes to see beyond the surface and realise our similarities and unique differences. It serves as a tool for children to learn and engage in heartfelt conversations, sparking curiosity and empathy
Take a look at some of the highlights from last year’s Awards Ceremony below!

What Can We Learn?

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  • Promoting inclusiveness and diversity
  • Developing an awareness amongst children of the similarities and differences between people’s abilities
  • Encouraging the consideration of people’s feelings and treating them respectfully

Who Can Enter?

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All primary pupils from Junior infants – 6th Class can enter.
We would be delighted to receive entries created by individuals, a class, or even a combined effort from your whole school.
Share your entries online with #SomeoneLikeMe
Check out this year’s resources below!

What Can I Win?

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  • By entering, your school is in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes up to the value of €1,250. 
  • Winners also get to attend a national prize giving ceremony which will be held in January 2025!
  • Prizes are awarded to 1 junior and 1 senior category winner in every county, as well as 1 overall national winner.
  • Check out this year’s resources below!

Lesson Plans

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Junior Lesson Plan

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Junior Lesson Plan

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Senior Lesson Plan

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Senior Lesson Plan

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Junior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet

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Junior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet

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Senior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet

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Senior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet

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STEP 1:
Complete your lesson plan

Download you Junior and Senior Lesson Plan by clicking HERE
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STEP 2:
Get Creative

Pupils can create a piece of art in any form to showcase what the theme “Someone Like Me” means to them
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STEP 3:
Label your work

We want to make sure that you and your pupils are recognised for your hard work, please attach the entry form found below to your entry along with a brief description explaining the ideas and motivation behind your pupils’ piece (junior word count: up to 100 words, senior word count: up to 200 words)
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STEP 4:
Submit Your Entry

Simply post your entries to the address below:

Someone Like Me, c/o Real Nation, 94 Baggot St Lower, Dublin 2, D02 XN82.
If any art piece is too large or too heavy to send, we will happily accept photos of it instead which can be sent to [email protected]
Please note: There is no limit to the number of entries your school can submit!

Deadline for the Receipt of Entries is: Friday November 15th 2023

Deadline for the Receipt of Entries is: Friday November 15th 2024

Download the entry form below
Early entries are in with a chance of winning some fantastic art supplies!
Send your entries by Friday October 25th 2024 to be in with a chance to win!
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