About the Competition

The National Disability Authority is delighted to announce the launch of the fifth year of “Someone Like Me”, the art competition for primary schools.

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.

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

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, 18th December, 2020, The International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Deadline for the Receipt of Entries is: Friday, 18th December, 2020

Download the entry form

Early entries are in with a chance of winning some fantastic art supplies from ReCreate!

What Can I Win?

  • By entering, your school is in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes up to the value of €750. Winners also get to attend a national prize giving ceremony which will be virtually broadcasted here on the Someone Like Me website in January 2021.

 

  • Prizes are awarded to 1 junior and 1 senior category winner in every county, as well as 1 overall national winner.

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