My name is Eamonn and over the past number of weeks I – like you – have sat at home with my family watching with shock the current pandemic unfolding. At this difficult and anxious time for Ireland our Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s words “Not all superheroes wear capes, some wear scrubs and gowns” resonated with me and brought to mind the many different professions and people who are working tirelessly to bring us through this time. I, like many others, have been humbled by the efforts of our fellow country men, women and children in the past few weeks and in my own small way wish to recognise their efforts.
I am organising an art competition entitled ‘Draw your Hero’ centred around the theme “Not all superheroes wear capes”. This competition is open to children aged between 6 and 14 years of age on the island of Ireland and will be followed by an exhibition of a selection of their work and a special awards night with amazing prizes to acknowledge the artists and their heroes.
Please help me spread the word to ensure all children get the opportunity to honour the superheroes in their lives and we get to give them the recognition they deserve.