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Get SunSmart!

The HSE’s NCCP in collaboration with Healthy Ireland have launched the Get SunSmart! Children’s Art Competition for its third year.

 The competition is open to all pre-school and primary school children and depending on their age category, to complete the SunSmart colouring sheets or draw their own picture showing how to be SunSmart.

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

·       Pre-schools

·       Junior Infants to First Class,

·       Second Class to Fourth Class

·       Fifth and Sixth Class 

The competition is designed to help educate young people about the importance of protecting your skin while enjoying time outdoors. We want children to be creative and learn how to enjoy the sun safely.  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, 2024. 

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

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