Get SunSmart! Children’s Art Competition

The HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) in collaboration with Healthy Ireland have launched the Get SunSmart! Children’s Art Competition. The competition is open to all primary school children and depending on their age category, are invited to complete the SunSmart colouring sheets or draw their own picture showing how to be SunSmart.

There are three age categories with a prize for the winner in each category. The three age categories are:

  • junior infants to 1st class,
  • 2nd to 4th class,
  • 5th and 6th class.

The competition is designed to help educate young people about the importance of protecting your skin while enjoying time outdoors. Children and young people are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. The competition runs until 17.00 on 31 May, 2023.

For details of the competition rules as well as instructions on how to enter, see the competition webpage at