Animation Ireland studios ‘Get Animated about Rights’ with children’s art competition!

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the  Ombudsman for Children has teamed up with some of Ireland’s top animation studios to invite children and young people attending primary or secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland to create an image of the children’s rights that means most to them.

Five winning original artworks will be chosen by judges from Cartoon Saloon, Kavaleer Productions, Mooshku and Pink Kong Studios and will be animated and shown on the Ombudsman for Children website.

Competition Information

Key dates:

Entries accepted from 20th November – 16th June 2018.

Winners will be notified 4th July 2018.

Animations launched 28th September 2018.

Age categories:


  • Junior Infants, Senior Infants
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd classes
  • 4th, 5th, 6th classes


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

How to enter:

  1. Download the competition form and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  2. Choose 1 right that inspires you and which you feel is important for Irish children today or which means most to you personally.
  3. Please fill out the competition form – give your work a title, describe your artwork in no more than 50 words (not forgetting to tell us what right it relates to!) then fill out the rest of the form, making sure that your parent/guardian gives their consent for you take part in the ‘Get Animated About Rights’ competition. Post it to us at the Ombudsman for Children’s Office, Get Animated About Rights competition, Millennium House, 52-56 Great Strand street, Dublin 1.
  4. We are inviting one entry per person only and unfortunately we will not be able to return the originals (so make sure to take a pic yourselves before posting to us!)
  5. Get creative! Get cracking and Good Luck!
  6. Any questions or queries email us at or call (01) 8656800. Find out more about us

Animated about Rights entry form