Different Families, Same Love Competition


We are calling on teachers to take action in their classrooms to celebrate the diversity of people and families in Ireland and to address homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools.

The theme of this year’s competition is Different Families, Same Love

Families are at the heart of all our lives. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some families have a mother, some have a father, some have a mother and father, some have two mothers, some have two fathers, some children live with other family members like grandparents or aunts and uncles while some families have no kids (just grown-ups). Some children are born into their family while others are adopted or fostered. Sometimes families
live together and sometimes they might live in different places. A family is when people love and take care of each other.


  • iPad for your class
  • Raffle for €100 voucher for all participating teachers
  • Hamper of books for your school
  • Lots of runner up prizes!

Prizes will be awarded to coincide with International Family Equality Day (IFED) and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) in May 2018.

Who Can Enter?

This competition is open to all primary schools and special schools in the Republic of Ireland.


  • Infants to 2nd Class
  • 3rd to 6th Class
  • Whole School

Tá fáilte faoi leith roimh iarratais ó Ghaelscoileanna agus scoileanna Gaeltachta.

How to get involved?

Competition entries, like our families, can take many forms so you and your students can choose to create individual, class, or school projects based on the theme ‘Different Families, Same Love’.

Submission deadline is Friday 30 March.