Different Families, Same Love Competition

Different Families, Same Love competition returns for May 2021!

The INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group are delighted to announce the return of the Different Families, Same Love competition for May 2021.  

To mark International Family Equality Day (IFED) and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) we are asking teachers to take action in their classrooms between the 2 and 17 May to celebrate the diversity of people and families in Ireland and to address homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.


  • iPad
  • Raffle for One4All voucher for all participating teachers
  • Hampers of books

Who Can Enter?

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


  • Junior:  Infants to 2nd Class/P1-P4
  • Senior: 3rd to 6th Class/P5-P7

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, group or class projects based on the theme  ‘Different Families, Same Love’.

Create Write Record

Entries will be judged on

  • relevance to the theme i.e. showcasing lots of different types of family structures and identities, including gender identities (40 marks)
  • overall quality of the work (30 marks)
  • creativity and originality (20 marks) and
  • how well the learning was shared with wider audiences (10 marks)

Steps to Success

  1. Browse the recommended resources below
  2. Explore the theme ‘Different Families, Same Love’ with your class
  3. Share your learning with others (school/families/wider community). If sharing online, use the hashtag #differentfamiliessamelove
  4. Download and complete the entry form
  5. Send the entry form and evidence of your project (photos, videos, mp3, children’s artwork etc.) to differentfamiliessamelovecomp@gmail.com. Due to COVID-19, we are only accepting digital entries this year
  6. Closing date for entries is 5 pm Friday, 21 May.

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