About the Competition

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The National Disability Authority is delighted to announce the launch of the third 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 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 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 attach the following information to your entry: School name, school roll number, school address, teacher name, class, pupil’s name and pupil’s age 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!

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



Deadline Extended to October 26th!

The closing date for entries for this year’s competition has been extended to Friday 26th October, so there is still plenty of time to get your entries in to us. Entries can be submitted via email to someonelikeme@realnation.ie or by post to the following address: Someone Like Me Art Competition c/o Real Nation 24 Arran...
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2018 Deadline Fast Approaching!

The closing date for entries for this year’s competition is fast approaching with just one week to go! Thank you to all the schools who have entered so far. We have received many wonderful entries portraying a variety of heartfelt learnings. There is still time to get involved in this fantastic competition, with entries being...
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Open for Entries!

The entries for the Someone Like Me competition are now coming in thick and fast! If you or your school want to get involved, please see the homepage of this website for how to download the lesson plans and submit your pupils’ entries. If you would like to request an information pack or speak to...
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Someone Like Me Launch

The National Disability Authority is delighted to announce the launch of the Someone Like Me Competition 2018. This important competition aims to promote awareness and understanding of disability issues amongst primary school children. Pupils are asked to submit pieces of art which express what they have learned and winners will be announced at a prize...
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