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Getting Animated about Children’s Rights


Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/03/2018. Getting Animated about Children’s RightsTags: Teachers Parenting


The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is marking the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) with a year-long programme of events and activities.

Running from September 2017-2018, the year aims to celebrate, raise awareness and understanding of children’s rights and encourage individual and collective renewal of the promise made 25 years ago to progress children’s rights in Ireland.

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary in a unique and innovative way, the OCO has teamed up with Ireland’s top animators to invite children and young people including those attending primary or secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland to create an image of the children’s right that means most to them.



Children and young people are at the heart of what the OCO do and this is an opportunity for their voices and views on their rights in reality to be highlighted and heard.

Five winning original artworks will be chosen by judges from Cartoon Saloon, Kavaleer Productions, Mooshku and PINK KONG! studios to be animated and shown on the OCO website.

Competition Information



Key dates:


  • Entries accepted until 16th June 2018.

  • Winners will be notified by 4th July 2018.

  • Animations launched 28th September 2018.

  • Age categories:


    Primary
    1. Junior Infants, Senior Infants
    2. 1,2,3 rd classes
    3. 4,5,6 th classes

    Secondary
    1. 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd year
    2. Transition, 5 th , 6 th year

    How to enter:

    Check out the ‘Get Animated About Rights’ animation, download the competition form and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Choose 1 right that inspires you and which you feel is important for Irish children today or which means most to you personally.
    Draw your picture, give it a title, describe it in no more than 50 words (not forgetting to tell the OCO what right it relates to), get parent/guardian consent and post it to the Ombudsman for Children's Office, Get Animated About Rights Competition, Millennium House, 52-56 Great Strand st, Dublin 1.

    One entry per person only and unfortunately the originals cannot be returned so make sure to take a picture yourselves before posting !)

    Get creative! Get cracking and Good Luck!

    Any questions or queries email getanimatedaboutrights@oco.ie or call (01) 8656800.

    Find out more about The Ombudsman for Children’s Office at www.oco.ie


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