2022-2023 #SomeoneLikeMe Overall National Winner

The Overall National Winner for the #SomeoneLikeMe Art Competition 2022-2023 has been chosen! 
Congratulations to Jake Hoen Galvin from Lisnagry National School in Co. Limerick who took home the top prize for the Competition this year. 
The judges found that this entry was an amazing piece
which captures the sentiment of disability as an ‘ability’, the artist of this piece
wants us to know that we all have unique talents and passions, we only have to
look for them. 
Jake’s self-portrait is inspired by Picasso! The music notes in his pupils represent how hypnotised he becomes when he listens to music.

 

2022-2023 #SomeoneLikeMe Highly Commended Winner

Congratulations to 1st class pupils of Our Lady Immaculate National School, Co. Dublin for being selected as the Highly Commended Recipient for the #SomeoneLikeMe Art Competition 2022-2023!
Pupils in this class explored how they are different to each other on the inside and out! The flaps of the portrait’s heads can be lifted to reveal how students think and act differently. It was clear to the judges that not only was this a talented class but also a group that learnt a lot from their lesson plans and captured it well in their art piece.
The County Winners for Someone Like Me 2022-2023 have been named!
The Someone Like Me County Winners have been announced! 50 County Winners have been chosen and will compete on Wednesday 18th January, to be crowned the Overall National Winner for #SomeoneLikeMe 2022
Fittingly, the announcement was made by Minister of State with special responsibility for disability, Anne Rabbitte T.D. on Saturday 3rd December, as Ireland joins the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Now in its seventh year, the Someone Like Me art competition, which is organised by the National Disability Authority, attracted more than 2,500 entries from national schools across the length and breadth of the country. 
The competition was created as part of the National Disability Authority’s work to nurture more positive attitudes towards persons with disabilities and, to date, it has seen more pupils from more than 1,000 schools take part in lesson plans and pupil activities designed to challenge our young people to appreciate and respect similarities and differences in people.
The three-person judging panel comprising Caomhán Mac Con Ionmaire from the National Gallery of Ireland, Principal Ann Higgins from the Hospital School CHI at Temple Street and Niamh Fawl from the National Disability Authority was particularly impressed with the the standard of entries received this year.
Congratulating all County Winners, Rabbitte said that the number of entries this year is a tribute to the commitment not just of the National Disability Authority, but also to Ireland’s primary school teachers, who continue to play an important part helping to create a more inclusive Ireland.
“I am hugely encouraged by the growing interest in the Someone Like Me art competition.  It shows a real commitment on the part of teachers and pupils to helping to develop a shared understanding of how we should treat others in a caring, sensitive and inclusive way, promoting a sense of belonging and connectedness.” she said. 
“The standard of entries has been extremely high this year, presenting the judging panel with a real challenge as they worked their way through each and every submission.  Selecting the county winners was not an easy task and choosing an overall winner will be an even harder job. 
“While I know it will be an anxious wait for the pupils and teachers to hear which of the 50 county winners will be awarded the national title, every pupil should be congratulated for helping to enable each and every single person in Ireland to feel a valued member of society.”
All county winners will now go on to compete with schools from around the country to be crowned the Overall National Winner of the Someone Like Me Art Competition which will be announced at the National Awards Ceremony to held at Dublin City Hall on Wednesday 18th January 2023.
The competition, which offers a range of prizes up to the value of €1,250, was open to all primary school pupils from junior infants to sixth class, and all-home schooled children. More than 2,500 entries were received from individual pupils, class groups and whole schools right across Ireland.  Entries ranged from posters and collages to large sculptural installations and multi-media pieces.
Check out this year’s County Winners in our Gallery here: https://someonelikemecompetition.ie/winners-gallery/

About the Competition

This fantastic competition aims to promote disability awareness among primary school children and give them a greater understanding of what unites children of differing abilities. Someone Like Me enables children to learn about and discuss these topics and creatively express what they’ve learned through art.
Take a look at some of the highlights from last year’s Awards Ceremony below!

What Can We Learn?

  • 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?

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?

  • 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 2023!
  • 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

Junior Lesson Plan

English

Junior Lesson Plan

Gaeilge

Senior Lesson Plan

English

Senior Lesson Plan

Gaeilge

Junior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet

English

Junior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet

Gaeilge

Senior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet

English

Senior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet

Gaeilge

STEP 1:
Complete your lesson plan

Download you Junior and Senior Lesson Plan by clicking HERE
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
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)
STEP 4:
Submit Your Entry

Simply post your entries to the address below:
Someone Like Me, c/o Real Nation, 24 Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 W620
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 someonelikeme@realnation.ie
Please note: There is no limit to the number of entries your school can submit!

Deadline for the Receipt of Entries is: Friday, 25th November, 2022

Deadline for the Receipt of Entries is: Friday, 25th November 2022

Download the entry form below
Early entries are in with a chance of winning some fantastic art supplies from ReCreate!
Send your entries by Friday October 28th to be in with a chance to win!

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