Mercier Press History Award 2014 in association with UCC School of History Feb14

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Mercier Press History Award 2014 in association with UCC School of History

Mercier Press History Award 2014 in association with UCC School of History.

To enter the competition the student must submit an essay/ project of 1500-2000 words on a historical subject from one of the topics below:

1. Local/ Regional/ National History: A person, event or attraction that is of historical significance to a particular town, county or Ireland as a whole.

2. Historical Biography: A biography of a historically important persons life covering the historic significance to the area or the country.

3. Women in History Award: The focus here is primarily on women in Irish History, particularly those who may be forgotten by the history books.

4. Illustrated History award: An illustrated guide to local or national history, including documents, photographs, etc. Students are encouraged to visit libraries, archives and relatives to dig out some old documents and combine them to form a historical narrative.

Each category will have a winner. The overall winner will be announced on the night. there will be 5 prizes in total.

Deadline: 21 March 2014 and an awards ceremony will be held in April.

If you have any other queries please ask Ms Cahalane or Mr Cooney.