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Who's Your Heroine? Nominate your Choice for New RTÉ Animations

Aviator Lady Mary Heath (Illustration: Sean Branigan)

RTÉ Young Peoples' Programmes wants your help for an exciting new animation project celebrating great Irish women.

RTÉ is delighted to partner with Herstory, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, to bring the stories of some of Ireland’s forgotten heroines to Irish screens in early 2020

Beginning in Spring 2020, RTÉ will celebrate some of Ireland’s great female trailblazers, many of whom have been overlooked by history or whose stories are only now emerging through projects like Herstory.

As part of the forthcoming Herstory 20/20 Project, RTÉjr will commission 6 brand-new Irish animations about 6 more great Irish women, entitled Who’s Your Heroine?, RTÉjr now invites children and young people from ages 7 – 17 to nominate the women who inspire them and whom they think should be the subjects of these 6 RTÉ animations.

There is no limit to the women who can be nominated: it can be a pioneering woman from history; a mythological legend, or a woman at the heart of your family or local community who has achieved something remarkable for herself, or others..

The closing date for nominations is Friday 4th October 2019.

From all these suggestions, a panel of readers will select 6 stories to become the subject of 6 original animations specially commissioned for RTÉjr. The shorts will be launched on RTÉjr and RTÉ2 in Spring 2020 and will be broadcast on RTÉjr and RTÉ2 to complement the Herstory 20/20 project.

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