Calling All Young LGBT+ Creatives: Design An LGBT+ Welcome Sticker For Irish Businesses

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is running a competition for young people to design an LGBT+ welcome sticker for display in communities all across Ireland.

LGBT+ Youth Strategy Sticker Competition

Following the launch of the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy 2018-2020 in June 2018, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has announced the launch of a competition to design an LGBTI+ Welcome Sticker for display in sports clubs, cultural bodies, arts organisations, youth groups, businesses and more so they can declare their support for diversity and the inclusion of LGBTI+ people.

The public recognition marker will form a joint action in both the Youth Strategy and the LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy to be published in early-2019. The mission of the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy is to ensure that all LGBTI+ young people are visible, valued and included so designs should take this as their inspiration.

The Department of Justice and Equality is developing a National Strategy to improve the lives of the LGBT+ citizens of Ireland. The overall aim of this strategy is to target discrimination, promote inclusion, and improve quality of life and wellbeing for LGBT+ people.

The Minister is calling on young people to get creative and submit an original design to be considered for use on the sticker.

LGBT+ Youth Strategy Sticker Competition Flyer

The competition open for all ages up to 24 and the closing date for entry is January 14 2019.

The aim is to choose an original design to become a Recognition marker, to be displayed in establishments across the country, that:

  1. Demonstrates support for the LGBTI+ community;
  2. Ensures they feel welcome & included.


LGBT+ Welcome Sticker Brief

To design an LGBTI+ welcome sticker to be displayed in sports clubs, cultural bodies, arts organisations, youth groups and businesses to declare their support for the LGBTI+ community and ensure they feel welcome in their establishment.

The design should reflect the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy mission of “visible, valued and included”.
Designs can be hand-drawn or computer-drawn.

LGBT+ Youth Strategy Sticker Competition

The design must be original and should not be bigger than A5. Only one entry per person is permitted. No group entries will be accepted.

The submissions will be assessed by a selection committee and the winning design will be widely displayed in organisations and services throughout Ireland. A prize will also be awarded to the winner by Minister Zappone and honorary mentions will be given to other designs in select categories.

Read all of the terms and conditions here, download an application form here.

For more information on Ireland’s LGBTI+ Youth Strategy, see

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