About the Competition

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The National Disability Authority is delighted to announce the launch of the fourth year of “Someone Like Me”, the art competition for primary schools.
This fantastic competition aims to raise disability awareness among primary school children and give them a greater understanding of what unites children of differing abilities. Someone Like Me allows children to learn about and discuss these topics and creatively express what they’ve learned through art.

What Can We Learn?

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• Encourages children to consider other people and other people’s feelings
• Builds an awareness of making assumptions about people
• Promotes inclusiveness
• Highlights the similarities and differences between people
• Encourages children to think about treating others the way that they like to be treated

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.

How Do I Enter?

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Step 1:

Complete your lesson plan

Downloadable Junior and Senior lesson plans can be found below

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Step 2:

Get Creative

Pupils can create a piece of art in any form to showcase what “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, so please complete the entry form below 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, 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.

Please note: There is no limit to the amount of entries your school can submit!

Deadline for receipt of entries is:

25th October 2019

Download the entry form

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 €750. You may also get to attend a national prize giving ceremony in Dublin this December.

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

Lesson Plans

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Junior Lesson Plan


Junior Lesson Plan


Senior Lesson Plan


Senior Lesson Plan


Junior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet


Junior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet


Senior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet


Senior Lesson Plan Resource Sheet



2019 Overall Winner

The 2019 Someone Like Me Exhibition and Awards Ceremony took place in Dublin City Hall, on December 3rd, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It was a great day which celebrated the hard work of the 49 winning pupils and their teachers. Thank you to all of the schools who attended the event and we...
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County Winners of the Someone Like Me Art Competition 2019!

Following a long adjudication process, The National Disability Authority is delighted to announce the county winners of the Someone Like Me Art Competition 2019! You can find the winners here. This year, we were excited to receive over 2,500 entries and are proud of the extensive and creative work completed by children and teachers all...
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