Irish Writing Contest

State Historian – Pamela Conway Teunis – pconwayteunis@charter.net

National Historian – Dee Wallace – deew93395@gmail.com

2016-2017 National LAOH Irish History Writing Contest Themes:
LEVEL 1 Grades 6-7-8 “The Role of the Irish in World War 1″
LEVEL 2 Grades 9-10-11-12 “The Role of the Irish in World War 1 “

2016-2017 National LAOH Irish History Writing Contest Student Information and Contest Rules Eligibility & Information:
Students in grades 6 through 12 enrolled in parochial, private, public schools or who are home
schooled are eligible to participate in the 2016-2017 National LAOH Irish History Writing Contest sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc.

Each student entering the 2016-2017 National LAOH Irish History Writing Contest should be given a copy of the Student Information and Contest Rules as well as a copy of the 2016-2017 National LAOH Irish History Writing Contest Judging Criteria.

2016-2017 National LAOH Irish History Writing Contest Information:
1. Each student wishing to enter the Irish History Writing Contest is to follow the
LAOH National Irish History Writing Contest information and Contest Rules.
2.Each student is required to submit four(4) copies of their essay to the LAOH Division Irish
Historian by November 15, 2016
3.Each student through their participation gives permission to the Ladies Ancient Order of
Hibernians, Inc. to use their essay at LAOH meetings, events and/or in LAOH publications or
websites.

2016-2017 National LAOH Irish History Writing Contest Timelines:
Contest Opens September 2016
National Historian submits to State by September 1, 2016; State Historians to County and Division Historians by September 15, 2016.
Schools receive packages and students begin writing papers October 1, 2016
Division Level Submissions are to be received by November 15, 2016
County Level Submissions are to be received by December 15, 2016
State Level Submissions are to be received by January 15, 2017
National Level Submissions are to be postmarked by February 15, 2017
National to announce winners by March 31, 2017

2016-2017 National LAOH Irish History Writing Contest National Awards:
National Award
LEVEL 1/LEVEL 2
First Place $500/$1,000
Second Place $250/$500
Third Place $125/$250
Honorable Mention $50/$100


Trivia Night – Sat, Jan. 28, 2017 See flyer on State Convention Page for details and registration form

Sponsored by the LAOH McAuley Division. More details to follow

Rose Kennedy Division
Ethel Kennedy Division
Catherine McAuley Division
Trinity Division