Cash prizes are awarded to the schools of the national winners, sponsored by The Book Centre and Barker & Jones bookshops, and students can win memberships to workshops and creative toolboxes from ReCreate Ireland. The competition is funded by Irish Aid.
The contest provides a great opportunity for children to learn about the importance of social inclusion for people with disabilities. This year’s theme, ‘Put Us in the Picture’, has inspired thoughtful and imaginative entries created by children from junior infants through to sixth class, based on a future where everyone has a chance to play an equal part in society.
The 15 regional winners from across the country have now been chosen by our competition judges: disability campaigner and little person Sinéad Burke (aka Minnie Mélange), Laureate na nÓg and illustrator PJ Lynch, and Director of Arts and Disability Ireland Padraig Naughton. You can view the winning artworks in the gallery below.
The winners’ work will be displayed at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 17 April, where the three overall national winners will be announced. The ceremony will take place in the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin from 10am until 1pm.